On the evening of Oct. 16, Judge Nicholas Garaufis denied the diocese’s request for a preliminary injunction to halt restrictions imposed on houses of worship by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The Diocese of Brooklyn went to federal court for the second time in a week to try to overturn strict new regulations imposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on houses of worship in COVID-19 hot spots.
In the wake of a setback in the courts, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio said the Diocese of Brooklyn will explore its legal options in its fight against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new regulations governing attendance at houses of worship in COVID-19 hot spots.
A federal judge denied a request made by the Diocese of Brooklyn for a temporary restraining order to block Gov. Andrew Cuomo from enforcing his new COVID-19 rules on houses of worship. The decision means that the new restrictions Cuomo mandated can go into effect.