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New Yorkers for Religious Liberty v. City of New York

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New York City has mandated its public employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine, even if doing so violates their sincerely held religious beliefs.


John Bursch
John Bursch
Senior Counsel, Vice President of Appellate Advocacy
John Bursch is senior counsel and vice president of appellate advocacy with Alliance Defending Freedom. Bursch has argued 12 U.S. Supreme Court cases and three dozen state supreme court cases, and he has successfully litigated six matters with at least $1 billion at stake.