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Judge Nicholas Garaufis. Photo: Rick Kopstein/ALM

U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the Eastern District of New York on Friday upheld the validity of an executive order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo restricting attendance at religious gatherings in some parts of the New York City metropolitan area, denying the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn’s request for a preliminary injunction that would have allowed more than 10 people to attend mass at churches in “red zones” where COVID-19 rates have recently risen.

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Jane Wester

Jane Wester is a litigation reporter for the New York Law Journal. Email her at [email protected] or find her on Twitter @janewester.

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