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Nevada Church Appealing Case Over Virus Restrictions

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A rural Nevada church is asking a U.S. appeals court to overturn a federal judge's refusal to strike down the state's 50-person cap on religious gatherings as unconstitutional.

Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley filed a formal notice of its appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco after a judge in Las Vegas rejected its second request last week for a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of the flat cap.

It also filed a new request to resume worship services while the appeal is pending at 50% of the church's capacity. That's the same limit placed on casinos, restaurants, taverns and theme parks.