The State of California agreed to enter into permanent injunctions that prohibit the State from imposing discriminatory restrictions on all houses of worship statewide and also agreed to pay $2,150,000 in attorneys’ fees to settle two religious liberty cases.
The settlements, secured by attorneys for the Thomas More Society, resolve the cases they brought on behalf of South Bay United Pentecostal Church and Father Trevor Burfitt against Democratic California Gavin Newsom.
Thomas More Society Special Counsel Charles LiMandri and Paul Jonna, who are partners at LiMandri & Jonna LLP, praised the resolutions.
“The South Bay case represents an unprecedented three trips to the U.S. Supreme Court in a one-year period, which resulted in a landmark decision that opened up the churches in California for 40 million people. The permanent injunctions in these cases uphold and protect one of the most cherished principles of our republic: the free exercise of religion,” LiMandri said in a statement to The Daily Wire.
“The settlement terms in