...Global law firms Sidley Austin and Troutman Sanders, along with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, sent a letter today to Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway on behalf of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Madison explaining that the City and County’s May 22 public health order that capped in-person worship at just 50 people is discriminatory and targets the Catholic Church for selective enforcement. Under the order, shopping malls, bars, restaurants, spas, gyms, salons, museums, movie theaters, community centers, bowling alleys, skating rinks, trampoline parks and more are not subject to the 50-person cap. Madison’s mayor has also announced that public protests are not subject to government restrictions at all. Madison/Dane County threatened to send government officials to Catholic Masses to find out how many people are there and impose $1000 fines if too many people came to church. The letter explains that Madison/Dane County’s actions violate the First Amendment and the Wisconsin Constitution....Think I'm kidding about the Mayor-ette of Madistan being un-hinged? Check out this blogsite.
Never forget that Annie Gaylor's "Freedom From Religion" activist bunch is based in Madison, as is the University of Wisconsin's flagship campus, long considered the CPUSA's finest undergrad school.
SCOTUS has already ruled on a similar case in California, in favor of the restrictions imposed by the Jesuit-educated Governor out there. CJ Roberts once again demonstrated his complete disdain for the Constitution--as he did with ObozoCare--so Sidley et.al. have an interesting battle ahead.