Commonwealth Policy Center

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh told Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear that he must respond Friday to defend his closure of private Christian schools. Beshear shut down restaurants, event venues, and all K-12 schools, including Christian schools in his latest executive orders. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron sued Gov. Andy Beshear for violating the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious freedom. Cameron told “Fox & Friends “You have to have a delicate balance in terms of keeping people safe and respecting the constitutional rights of our citizens. What he [Beshear] has done repeatedly is infringe upon the First Amendment free exercise of religion here in the commonwealth of Kentucky.” Cameron recognizes that the First Amendment isn’t put on hold during a pandemic. We should hope that the Supreme Court agrees.