Justice Alito: COVID Has Led to a Constitutional ’Stress Test’ for Religious Freedom

(FRC) While Justice Alito’s speech is drawing sharp criticism, he merely spoke the truth.

“I think it is an indisputable statement of fact — we have never before seen restrictions as severe, extensive, and prolonged as those experienced for most of 2020. Think of all the live events that would otherwise be protected … think of worship services, churches closed on Easter Sunday, synagogues closed for Passover on Yom Kippur … The COVID crisis has served as a sort of constitutional stress test. And in doing so, it has highlighted disturbing trends that were already present before the virus struck. One of these is the dominance of lawmaking by executive fiat rather than legislation.”  (Read More)