U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after the Supreme Court handed down another win for the First Amendment by ordering that California may not arbitrarily prohibit churches from holding indoor services while other similarly situated institutions remain open.

“Gavin Newsom can get a reservation at The French Laundry but he can’t rewrite the First Amendment. States that intentionally target religious liberty have been slapped down by the courts again and again. The message is clear: this pandemic doesn’t rewrite the Constitution.”