DOJ: Mayor de Blasio Favored Protests Over Religious Freedoms During COVID-19 Shutdown
This article discusses the conflict between Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the U.S. Justice Department over New York’s response to religious gatherings versus police brutality at protests held amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The article covers the First Amendment as well as statements and rulings from the U.S. Justice Department. The article features Monsignor Kieran Harrington of the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, along with links to the letter from the U.S. Justice Department addressed to Mayor Bill de Blasio and a statement issued by Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider from the Eastern District of Michigan.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Katinas, Paula, "DOJ: Mayor de Blasio Favored Protests Over Religious Freedoms During COVID-19 Shutdown" (2020). Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Law and Public Policy. 136.