Justice Breyer Rejects Maine Church’s Request for Relief from COVID Restrictions Not Currently in Place

Justice Breyer, acting alone, ruled against a Maine church objecting in an emergency petition to the state’s COVID-restrictions on churches. Justice Breyer issued no written decision explaining his reasons. But it is likely he ruled this way because since May 24, 2021, Maine has had no capacity restrictions on indoor gatherings at houses of worship.

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Supreme Court to Decide First Amendment Billboard Case

The City of Austin allows on-premises billboards to be digitized but not off-premises billboards. In City of Austin, Texas v. Reagan National Advertising of Texas Inc. two outdoor advertising companies claim that this distinction is “content-based” under the First Amendment. The City of Austin disagrees.

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