Priest sues NJ governor over coronavirus executive order banning religious gatherings
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A North Jersey priest has sued Gov. Phil Murphy overExecutive Order 107, which was issued in late March and banned social gatherings of any size in the state including religious gatherings to help stop the spread of the coronavirus; saying that the order was unconstitutional.The Rev. Kevin Robinson, of St. Anthony of Padua Churchin North Caldwell, filed the complaint Thursday in U.S. District Court in Newark.The lawsuit alleged that the order violates the First and Fourteenth amendments.Murphy’s order also stated that when in public, people must practice social distancingby staying at least si...

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