Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Justice Alito Warns of Threats to Religious Liberty in Remarks to Federalist Society; Pandemic Has ‘Resulted in Previously Unimaginable Restrictions on Individual Liberty’ (includes FULL VIDEO)

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Justice Alito warns of threats to religious liberty in remarks to Federalist Society:
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is warning against threats to religious liberty and freedom of speech amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying it has resulted in “previously unimaginable” restrictions on Americans.
Alito, 70, said during a virtual keynote speech Thursday to the conservative Federalist Society that he didn’t intend to downplay the “severity of the virus’ threat” to public health, but called out what he sees as government overreach in the ongoing fight against COVID-19.
“The pandemic has resulted in previously unimaginable restrictions on personal liberty,” the George W. Bush appointee told the conference, cautioning others not to misinterpret his words. “We have never before seen restrictions as severe, extensive and prolonged as those experienced for most of 2020.” --->READ MORE HERE
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Justice Alito: Pandemic Has ‘Resulted in Previously Unimaginable Restrictions on Individual Liberty’:
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Thursday said the coronavirus pandemic has “resulted in previously unimaginable restrictions on individual liberty” and warned that religious liberty is “in danger of becoming a second class right.”
Alito’s comments came during his virtual keynote speech to a conference of the conservative Federalist Society, in which the 70-year-old justice warned that the U.S. can’t allow the restrictions on personal liberty to continue after the pandemic has ended, noting that houses of worship have been treated particularly unfairly.
“Nevada was unable to provide any justification for treating casinos more favorably than other houses of worship,” he said, referring to a recent Supreme Court case in which the court rejected a request by a church to block state restrictions that subjected houses of worship to a 50-person limit, while allowing casinos to operate at 50 percent of their fire-code capacities.
“Religious liberty is in danger of becoming a second-class right,” he said, expressing concern about free speech and the Second Amendment as well. --->READ MORE HERE
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