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But the American Civil Liberties Union fought their case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of the children in a famed 1943 decision (West Virginia State Board of education v. Barnette). The court said personal beliefs are ...

In recognition of these truths, the First Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted on Dec. 15, 1791. ... unlimited access to abortion.
Sure, the U.S. Supreme Court granted same-sex couples the right to marry in its 2015 decision, the opponents argue, but the court didn't say they're allowed the same rights most couples have beyond marriage.
Ordinarily, I would not publicly comment on the election campaigns of those running for the Supreme Court. However, this year I have been disturbed by the attack on Juras' religious beliefs by her opponent (see Missoulian, Sept. 15, 2016). Religious ...
"As the elected legislative body of the Chino Valley Unified school District, the board of education recognizes that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees each person's individual right to free exercise of religion or non ...

To conservatives - religious conservatives especially - the Supreme Court decision in Roe v Wade to overturning state's right to outlaw abortion was one of the most immoral and unconstitutional judicial actions in American history.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday cautioned that seeking votes in the name of religion could affect the secular concept of elections in our democracy, and hence such a thing could not be allowed.
Although Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump discussed the Supreme Court at the debate Wednesday, they didn't convey how crucial filling its vacancies will be for our constitutional rights.
Probate judges in at least eight Alabama counties continued to refuse to issue any marriage licenses as of Tuesday, nearly 16 months after the U.S. Supreme Court found that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. More than a dozen Alabama probate ...
It started with pea gravel. Now it's a lawsuit that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear to decide crucial questions about religion and government. A Lutheran church in Columbia has challenged a Missouri decision denying a grant to its preschool, which ...
Each year at this time, we look to a new term at the U.S. Supreme Court in anticipation of important religious liberty developments.
"The Corps' resulting decision to treat these wetlands as encompassed within the term 'waters of the United States,'" he reasoned, "is a quintessential example of the Executive's reasonable interpretation of a statutory provision." Justice Kennedy ...
"The grant program represents the county's studied decision to preserve its historical context and presents a secular goal which the United States Supreme Court has held to be appropriate," Bowens said in court papers. ... The exact issue hasn't been ...
As a state district judge and future Montana Supreme Court justice, my personal opinion on same-sex marriage is irrelevant - it is my sworn constitutional duty to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and the state of Montana ...

In the aftermath of federal court ruling allowing to Michigan funeral home to discriminate against a transgender worker in the name of "religious freedom," the U.S. agency representing the worker has appealed the decision to the U.S. Sixth Circuit ...
With the Supreme Court's landmark ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in June 2015, a number of other issues cascaded against Christians' basic beliefs, such as the definition of gender.
The U.S. Supreme Court, in 1823, adopted the Christian Doctrine of Discovery into U.S. law in the celebrated case, Johnson v. McIntosh.
The last Supreme Court term was strange by accident. Justice Antonin Scalia's death in February left the court with only eight members, and several 4-4 decisions left major issues unresolved. Anticipated decisions on religious liberty, union dues and ...
The briefs in each case tell us that yes, Hawley was involved in both the Hobby Lobby case as well as a case regarding an Evangelical Lutheran church and school.
Prayer in the classroom and organized prayer groups are among the activities that will be permitted in the school district "provided the activity is consistent with current United States Supreme Court decisions regarding the relationship between ...
James Dobson, the founder of Focus On The Family, said the main reason he is voting for Donald Trump is his concern over the justices who will be nominated to the Supreme Court. Dobson ... "One decision that still plagues us is Roe v. Wade ... "I liked ...
Fifteen months after the U.S. Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land, anti-LGBT groups in Texas are still fighting the decision. Jonathan Saenz, president of the right-wing lobby group Texas Values, and Houston anti-LGBT activist ...
Emphasizing his commitment to "religious liberty," Trump hints at opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage and President Obama's executive order barring anti-LGBT discrimination among federal contractors. "Religious ...
There will be at least one case before the U.S. Supreme Court this session testing the ability of groups to claim an exemption to state laws based on their religious affiliation. A second case is asking the court to decide whether a school can be ...
In 1993, a U.S. Supreme Court decision struck down a municipal ordinance in Florida that banned religious animal sacrifice.
This year, the court will hear at least three education-related cases: two involving special education and one that could have an impact on vouchers granted to religious institutions. ... The U.S. District Court in Colorado upheld the administrative ...
Last week, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore was suspended without pay for the remainder of his term over a refusal to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 decision to legalize same sex marriage nationwide. Now, one prominent ...
There will be at least one case before the U.S. Supreme Court this session testing the ability of groups to claim an exemption to state laws based on their religious affiliation. A second case is asking the court to decide whether a school can be ...
The U.S. Supreme Court begins its new term Monday with just eight justices and the prospect that it may operate for several more months at less than full strength.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court, awaiting the outcome of a presidential election that will determine its future, returns to the bench this week to face a volatile docket studded with timely cases on race, religion and immigration. The justices have ...
That certainly includes upholding the U.S. Constitution according to their sworn duty and precludes ever basing any decision or judgment solely on their personal religious beliefs. Unfortunately, and ... The bigoted judge's lawyer and founder of a ...
Moore penned his order more than seven months after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing same-sex marriage across the U.S., and a little more than six months after a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for ...
A family court judge told a religious group it's the U.S. Supreme Court, not the states, that are behaving irrationally over the legal definition of marriage.
The good news is that this June the U.S. Supreme Court struck down two egregious Texas restrictions in Whole woman's Health v. Hellerstedt.
North Carolina asked the justices to put the appeals court decision on hold until the formal Supreme Court appeals process runs its course, sometime after the election.
Leading up to a possible landmark Supreme Court case regarding "transgender" policies and religious freedom, The Cardinal Newman Society and several courageous Catholic colleges this week filed a friend of the court brief urging the Court to hear the ...
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, a Republican, is fighting to keep his job. He's accused of violating judicial ethics for telling local judges they were bound by Alabama's gay marriage ban - and not the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizing ...
The 2015 pride parade comes two days after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
There will be at least one case before the U.S. Supreme Court this session testing the ability of groups to claim an exemption to state laws based on their religious affiliation. A second case is asking the court to decide whether a school can be ...
This litigation is now pending decision at the U.S. Supreme Court. As we look to the future, it is appropriate and important that we consider and evaluate the two major presidential candidates' views on the issue of religious freedom. Donald Trump, not ...
He insists that unauthorized immigrants could be deported without a court hearing. The Supreme Court, however, has long held that the guarantee is not limited to citizens.
Cruz's support coincided with Trump's decision to release a list of additional people he would appoint to the U.S. Supreme Court as president. On the list was U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, a close Cruz ally and another Trump holdout. "Our country is in ...
Last year, after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling said sectarian invocations are allowable to be offered by local religious leaders on a rotating basis as long as they are not proselytizing or disparaging of any other religion, the board considered changing ...
... but the lack of definition for "religious corporation" could allow courts to construe the term broadly to apply to any federal contractor - not just religious organizations - in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 decision in the Hobby ...
Demonstrating for the umpteenth time he has no honorable intentions toward the LGBTQ community, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump just named 'frothy mix' former presidential hopeful Rick Santorum to his newly-created Catholic Advisory Council.
Emphasizing his commitment to "religious liberty," Trump hints at opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage and President Obama's executive order barring anti-LGBT discrimination among federal contractors.
There will be at least one case before the U.S. Supreme Court this session testing the ability of groups to claim an exemption to state laws based on their religious affiliation. A second case is asking the court to decide whether a school can be ...


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