Federal judge rules in favor of COVID-19 religious restrictions in Brooklyn Diocese lawsuit

NEW YORK — A Brooklyn federal judge offered sympathy but no support for a Diocese of Brooklyn lawsuit seeking to avoid state-imposed COVID-19 restrictions on Mass attendance.U.S. District Judge Eric Komitee, in a six-page Friday night ruling, upheld Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s crackdown on religious services in several sections of Brooklyn and Queens that recorded significant upticks in the number of COVID-19 cases.Under the new order that took effect Tuesday, gatherings at houses of worship and schools are capped at 10 people in hot-spot neighborhoods.Komitee called it a “difficult decision,” noting …

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