WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court rejected an appeal against restrictions on worship in Illinois during the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, noting that the state had lifted the borders in question.
Two Illinois churches had asked the court to stop them from banning religious governor J.B. Exclude Pritzker for religious services from more than 10 people, on the grounds that it violates the constitutionally protected free practice of religion.
However, the Supreme Court refused to take any action and said in a brief statement that the State Department of Health lifted these limits on Thursday.
(Reporting by Andy Sullivan and Jan Wolfe; editing by Cynthia Osterman)