Wendy Gish V. Newsom
“The restrictions placed upon our clients are completely discriminatory and arbitrary. The Constitution doesn’t allow for state officials to treat churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples as second-class ‘non-essential’ organizations.”
“Marijuana dispensaries, liquor stores, fast food restaurants, laundromats, and numerous other businesses are allowed to operate provided social distancing standards are satisfied. The same should be true of houses of worship.”
“Without immediate judicial intervention, our clients will suffer irreparable harm.”
Protecting the Free Exercise of Religion
On April 13, 2020, Dhillon Law Group, in conjunction with the Center for American Liberty, filed a First Amendment lawsuit in Federal Court challenging the Governor’s criminalization of the free exercise of religion. The following day, a preliminary injunction seeking immediate relief for our clients was also filed.
Dhillon Law Group represents two pastors in Riverside County, one pastor in San Bernardino County, and one church member in San Bernardino County. Defendants opposition briefs were due by Friday, May 1, 2020, and Plaintiffs reply was due by Tuesday, May 5, 2020.