Ky. AG Asks Supreme Court to Rule on ‘Governor’s Disparate Treatment of Religous Schools’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Courier Journal) One day after a three-judge panel sided against him in his lawsuit to keep classrooms at religious schools open during the pandemic, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stymie Gov. Andy Beshear’s ban on in-person classes.

He said Monday he filed an emergency application asking the court to essentially uphold a U.S. District Court judge’s earlier decision to prevent the enforcement of Beshear’s executive order against religious schools, despite the subsequent Circuit Court ruling in the governor’s favor.

“The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that religious institutions cannot be treated different than secular activities, and we are asking the court to simply apply the same analysis to the governor’s disparate treatment of religious schools and other secular activities,” Cameron, a Republican, said in a news release.

“We’re committed to pursuing every available option to protect the constitutional rights of Kentuckians, and today’s filing with the Supreme Court is the next step.”

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