Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. is pleased to announce that they have reached a settlement on behalf of their client, Rev. Dr. Christopher Alan Bullock, in his lawsuit against Delaware Governor, John Carney. In May, Bullock, Pastor of Canaan Baptist Church, sued the governor who imposed restrictions on churches in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although churches were listed as “Essential”, the Governor imposed unique restrictions that did not apply to other “essential” operations. On Tuesday, the two parties agreed to settle the case out of court.
As part of the settlement, Carney agreed not to impose any restrictions that specifically target Houses of Worship. Governor Carney agreed he will not implement restrictions that specifically target churches and Houses of Worship, including limiting the number of people who can attend a service, limiting the number of services a church decides to conduct, or limiting the length of the service.