Tandon v. Newsom

Text

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20a151_4g15.pdf

Holding

When regulating for public health, if a state allows secular activities to proceed but restricts religious activities (such as an at-home worship service), the state must demonstrate the particular danger of the religious activity; failing to do so means the law is not neutral and generally applicable, and not sufficiently tailored, and cannot stand.

Citation

593 US ___ (141 S.Ct. 1294)

Year

Ratio

Author

State/Territory of Origin

Clause (Free Exercise / Establishment / Both / Other)

Does it involve religious institution(s) or individual(s)

Local / State / Federal Legislation

Dissent Author(s)

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

Tandon v. Newsom, 992 F.3d 916 (9th Cir. 2021), disapproved in later proceedings, 141 S. Ct. 1294 (2021)