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Top Ten Stories for January 09 through January 15 include a Pacific tsunami, COVID-19, and bulky-item drop-off in Garden Grove. Top Ten Stories for JJanuary 09 through January 15 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Tsunami advisory issued for …continue reading

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The US Supreme Court has ruled that OSHA cannot use its emergency regulating powers to enforce a vaccination-or-testing mandate on employers with 100 or more employees. The per curiam ruling (pdf) states: OSHA’s COVID–19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard, 86 Fed. Reg. 61402, is stayed pending disposition of the …continue reading

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During his time of pandemic-excused one-man rule (aided and abetted by a State Legislature able but unwilling to set aside his emergency powers), California Governor Gavin Newsom issued orders that gutted the State’s economy and squashed public assemblies of all kinds. Even at-home religious observance (for example, Bible study) were …continue reading

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Divided along conservative-liberal lines, with fractures of focus on the conservative side, the United States Supreme Court handed down two orders late Friday night, February 6, that shoot down Gov. Newsom’s ban on indoor religious services. The order came in response to a request for an injunction against the ban. …continue reading

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By a 5-4 vote, the US Supreme Court denied a petition for injunctive relief against restrictions to church services brought by South Bay Pentecostal Church under Governor Gavin Newsom’s lockdown order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The response was to an application for injunctive relief referred by Associate Justice …continue reading

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SCOTUSblog is live-blogging the release of the last opinions of this term of the Supreme Court. In a breaking news item at SCOTUSblog: SCOTUS today rules that partisan-gerrymandering challenges to electoral maps are political questions that are not reviewable in federal court, dismissing two challenges: (1) By Democratic voters to …continue reading