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In a petition to the Kansas Supreme Court, the Kansas governor has argued that it is an unlawful delegation of the legislature’s authority to allow the state’s Legislative Coordinating Council to override the governor’s executive order limiting religious gatherings.  The Read More
This article describes the steps taken by the Kentucky governor to prevent churches from violating the state’s Executive Order prohibiting public gatherings over 10 people, but will allow drive-in services in which attendees remain in their cars. News reached the Read More
This article discusses the Kansas state legislature’s override of the governor’s ban on in-person gatherings of 10 or more at religious institutions, despite the risks this may pose to Coronavirus response efforts. This post also includes a brief discussion of Read More
This article discusses churches that held live Palm Sunday gatherings either in direct defiance of, or skirting, local stay at home orders. At one Los Angeles-area church, “congregants lined up 6 feet apart on Palm Sunday, waiting to take communion….. Read More
This article discusses how police cited a church in Northwest Indiana for violating the state stay-at-home order after more than 30 people attended Sunday morning services. The church attempted to claim that they were offering an “essential” service. Indiana’s stay-at-home Read More
In an Official Opinion, the Indiana Attorney General explains why local political subdivisions cannot restrict firearm sales during an emergency declaration. Following reports that local political authorities were deeming the dealers of firearms and ammunition nonessential during a pandemic, a Read More

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