(RNS) — Their request follows a Sept. 4 lawsuit against FEMA filed by three churches in the state that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
(RNS) It may take years to fully grasp the import of the Supreme Court’s decision in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer. But these issues will undoubtedly resurface.
(RNS) Who was Blaine and would he have wanted to prevent a Midwestern day care center from padding the ground below its swingset and slide? Let us ’Splain . . . .
Because a majority wouldn't go along with Chief Justice Roberts' analysis.
(RNS) Missouri wrongly denied the church 'an otherwise available public benefit on account of its religious status,' Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) The ruling in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer potentially could narrow the separation of church and state.
(RNS) To avoid unconstitutionally funding religion or unnecessarily meddling in church affairs, Missouri has in the past wisely chosen to prohibit state funding of churches altogether.
WASHINGTON (USA Today) A clear majority of Supreme Court justices seemed ready Wednesday to rule that the separation of church and state should not extend to swings and slides.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) The case, which examines the limits of religious freedom under the U.S. Constitution, is one of the most important before the court in its current term.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) The case, which tests the limits of religious freedom, is one of the most important before the court in its current term.
(RNS) A pending case at the U.S. Supreme Court could dramatically affect the religious freedom of all Americans.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) New Justice Neil Gorsuch's judicial record indicates he could tip the court toward siding with a church challenging Missouri's ban on state funding of religious entities.