(RNS) — The appellate court ruled that the so-called Lemon test, which it noted has been ignored in some similar past cases, does not apply in the seal case.
(RNS) — The announcement noted that the Supreme Court’s June 20 decision 'reaffirmed the important role religion plays in the lives of many Americans and its consistency with Constitutional principles.'
(RNS) — In deciding to allow a Christian cross to stay on a Maryland highway, the court rejected some of the extreme arguments that may have had more far-reaching consequences for the Establishment Clause.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — In a 7-2 decision, the high court determined that the Bladensburg Cross erected by the American Legion does not violate the Constitution’s establishment clause.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even liberal justices Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer suggested that they could join a narrow ruling upholding this particular memorial.
(RNS) — Claiming that a cross is a generic memorial to all the war dead ignores real differences in our religions' teachings about eternal life and violates the fundamental aspect of religious liberty.
BLADENSBURG, Md. (RNS) — The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s decision and ruled that the monument had 'the primary effect of endorsing religion and excessively entangles the government in religion.'