District court orders California's defiant Santa Clara County to let churches resume inside worship services

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Three days after telling places of worship to keep their doors closed and pews empty until further notice regardless of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling saying they could reopen, the state’s only holdout — Santa Clara County — has relented under special order. In a statement issued at about 9 p.m. Pacific time on Monday, Santa Clara County announced that because of a temporary order from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued that evening, indoor worship services could resume after all, although at 20% of normal capacity. Santa Clara County Counsel…

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