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Justice Department backs Colorado church suit against Polis


DENVER (AP) — The head of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division said Friday the department supports a Colorado church's claim that state measures to combat the coronavirus discriminate against houses of worship and violate First Amendment rights to religious freedoms.

Eric S. Dreiband said in a statement that the department has filed a "statement of interest" in a Denver federal court lawsuit filed last week by High Plains Harvest Church against Democratic Gov. Jared Polis.

The action follows a statement issued in April by Attorney General William P. Barr that argued the go...

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