HomePoliticsSISOLAK PAYS CHURCH $175K AFTER COURT FINDS HE VIOLATED THEIR 1stA RIGHTS Politics SISOLAK PAYS CHURCH $175K AFTER COURT FINDS HE VIOLATED THEIR 1stA RIGHTS June 24, 2021 Rob Lauer Political Reporter Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley sued Gov. Sisolak for abusing his CV19 Emergency powers violating the church’s 1st Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution. Last year, Sisolak limited every church, regardless of size and capacity, to 50 people for services while allowing casinos and strip clubs to open to their full 50% capacity. The court found Sisolak’s more restrictive rules for churches should have been consistent with other businesses like casinos. This week, Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley and Sisolak settled the lawsuit, with taxpayers picking up the $175K tab. Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley has about 150 seats while Calvary Chapel Lone Mountain has about 700 plus seats. Joey Gilbert and Sigal Chattah represent Calvary Chapel Lone Mountain. Just days before Christmas, on Dec. 15, 2020, the 9th Circuit ruled unanimously in favor of the Church allowing it to reopen for Christmas. Sigal told 360 News she is moving forward with a jury trial. A trial that may pit Sigal, who is running for NV Attorney General, against sitting Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford in the middle of an election year. Joey Gilbert is running for Governor of Nevada.