Church Services

In a partial dissent of a briefing schedule order, Ninth Circuit Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain objects to the court’s failure to accommodate Harvest Rock Church’s request for relief from California’s Covid-19 restrictions on indoor worship services by Dec. 24. O’Scannlain said the court should have “granted the church at least the temporary relief it needs to ensure that its members can exercise freely the fundamental right to practice their Christian religion on one of the most sacred Christian days of the year.”

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Locked-Down France Inches Toward ‘Black Friday’ Postponement

France’s government was working Friday to get supermarket chains and e-commerce platforms to agree to a week-long postponement of “Black Friday” promotions, responding to concerns that shops shuttered by the nation’s coronavirus lockdown are hemorrhaging business and could be hurt further if they miss out on the consumer splurge.

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Californians Urged to Duck July 4 Gatherings as Covid Hospitalizations Spike

Returning to daily coronavirus press briefings as the virus surges in much of the Golden State, California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday again urged people to avoid gathering with people outside their households and to maintain physical distance from others as the state grapples with a 56% increase in hospital admissions over the last two weeks.

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