DOJ Warns California’s Newsom About Religious Discrimination

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Leaders in blue states have repeatedly trampled on the civil liberties and constitutional rights of Americans. They’ve done this under this guide of so-called public health while ignoring the plights of millions of jobless people.

Due to the inherently unconstitutional nature of shutdowns, governors who insist upon enacting and extending these orders are facing lawsuits. One of several governors presently being sued is California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom. Not only is Newsom facing lawsuits, but the Justice Department has also issued a warning to him.

 

As confirmed by Breitbart News, the Department of Justice maintains that Gov. Newsom cannot infringe upon First Amendment rights by blocking California residents from gathering in religious worship.

The Statement from the Justice Department

Eric Dreiband, the assistant attorney general for the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, informed Gov. Newsom that constitutional rights do not end where coronavirus begins. While acknowledging the California governor’s right to determine a reopening plan for the state, Dreiband also warned that Newsom cannot ban or infringe upon religious services.

This warning from the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department comes after immense pushback on Newsom’s shelter-in-place mandate. Demonstrations against the order have taken place throughout the state on multiple occasions and some business owners are reopening on their own volition.

Like other blue-state governors, Newsom maintains that California won’t fully re-engage its economy until the arrival of a vaccine for coronavirus.

There are several issues with this. Some of the main ones deal with the uncertainty about whether a vaccine for COVID-19 will ever materialize; likewise, in the event that there’s even a vaccination to be had, the production, testing, etc. will take at least 12-18 months, if not longer.

Do you believe the California governor will heed the warning from the DOJ and amend his reopening plan to avoid further religious discrimination? What do you think will happen if Newsom persists on his current course? Let us know down below in the comments section.