During a Thanksgiving Day conference call with reporters, Cuomo said the order was moot because the religious institutions involved in the lawsuit are no longer in designated red and orange zones in Queens and Brooklyn - therefore the restrictions, capping attendance at houses of worship - no longer apply.
"The Supreme Court made a ruling. It's more illustrative of the Supreme Court than anything else," said Cuomo (via the NY Post), while knocking the Supreme Court's (arguably) conservative bias given the addition of Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
"It's irrelevant of any practical impact because of the zone they were talking about is moot. It expired last week," he added. "It doesn't have any practical effect."