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#AmyCovidBarrett Is Trending on Twitter - Find Out Why

#AmyCovidBarrett Is Trending on Twitter - Find Out Why

Amy Coney Barrett is trending on Twitter.

The 48-year-old newly appointed Supreme Court Justice made headlines after making the decisive vote in a decision that greatly affects New York amid the pandemic.

The court voted 5-4 to restrict New York state from reimposing limits on religious gatherings on Wednesday (November 25) in an emergency ruling, with the decisive vote cast by Justice Barrett.

“Stemming the spread of COVID–19 is unquestionably a compelling interest, but it is hard to see how the challenged regulations can be regarded as ‘narrowly tailored.’ They are far more restrictive than any COVID–related regulations that have previously come before the Court, much tighter than those adopted by many other jurisdictions hard-hit by the pandemic, and far more severe than has been shown to be required to prevent the spread of the virus at the applicants’ services,” the court ultimately decided.

She did not write a separate opinion in the two New York cases, but backed the majority vote for the opinion.

The four remaining Democratic appointees dissented, stressing that the emergency relief wasn’t necessary because Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently reclassified the areas in question in a color-coded system from “orange” to “yellow,” lifting the most onerous restrictions, according to Politico.

Following the news, #AmyCovidBarrett began to trend on Twitter and has continued to all day, with many users weighing in with their dismay at the decision.

“So essentially SCOTUS ruled against what’s happening in the best interest of the state, and by extension, the public interest. Sure, let the religious zealots dictate what’s best. Nice work, #AmyCovidBarrett. Let’s hope Biden expands the Court. It is time,” wrote one user.

“Every health care worker in the United States should threaten to strike if their state government doesn’t mandate the most basic Covid protections – like masks and crowd control. For the love of God, they aren’t United States Marines. This is ******** insane. #AmyCovidBarrett,” wrote another.

Here’s how Democratic politicians reacted to her confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Check out some of the reactions inside…

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