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Constitutional Law

Coming Soon to a Public School Near you: PRAYER!

The Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District on Monday, overruling Lemon v. Kurtzman, a 1971 case laying out how the government must keep its distance from religion. Just another long-standing precedent thrown out by the 6-3 conservative majority that is rolling back, at break neck speed, protections and rights long fought […]

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Constitutional Law

SCOTUS Erodes 1st Amendment by Allowing Public Money to Go to Religious Schools

The Bill of Rights begins with this first sentence of the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The first phrase is known as the Establishment Clause and the second as the Free Exercise Clause. For centuries, when these two clauses were in conflict, […]

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Constitutional Law

SCOTUS Likely to Side with Coach in School Prayer case

Listening to the oral argument today in the case involving Coach Joseph Kennedy from Bremerton Wash. I can read the writing on the wall. A door is going to be opened in the solid wall that prohibits prayer in schools. To me, the US Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed to be searching for a way […]

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Constitutional Law Employment Law

SCOTUS dissent is message to reverse Church/State law

The Supreme Court deciding not to hear a case is a regular occurrence. Getting SCOTUS to hear a case is exceedingly hard, and as Chief Justice, John Roberts has shrunk the Court docket to 1960s numbers. But what seems like a quiet little denial of certiorari yesterday is actually a not-so-cryptic message from the right […]