California has been in a state of emergency for over one year, with no end in sight. During this time, the basic religious, political, and economic freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution have been effectively abrogated for nearly 40 million people.
In April, 2021 the lawsuit Tandon v Newsom won an emergency injunction from the Supreme Court for its First Amendment free exercise claim, with a ruling that has been called “the most important free exercise decision since 1990” and has received front-page coverage in the – WSJ, NYT, LATimes and other major media. With the lifting of restrictions, the remaining claims, which were on appeal at the Ninth Circuit, were considered legally moot for purposes of the preliminary injunction we had requested. The lawsuit has ended.