WASHINGTON (RNS) In its upcoming term, the Supreme Court will consider a religion trifecta: One case focuses on prison inmates. Another deals with outdoor signs. The third affects Americans born in Jerusalem.
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(RNS) The rhetorical devices that ascribe the characteristics of a citizen to the legal fiction called a “corporation” are the mud and magic that produce a golem.
(RNS) Even to the most secular of liberals, six Catholics on the Supreme Court would not be a problem, so long as they were six Catholics like Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
(RNS) The Health and Human Services Department has already offered an accommodation to faith-based nonprofits that allows them to sign a waiver giving a third-party administrator permission to take care of the birth control coverage.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) On the surface, the fight was over the minutiae of Tennessee’s sunshine, or public notice, laws. But a thriving anti-Muslim movement in Tennessee fueled the fight.
(RNS) The heart of future litigation will likely be whether the governmental prayer is sufficiently coercive or proselytizing, a point on which, in this case, the court split.
(RNS) Why not have two “proper” forms of the pledge, one saying “under God” and one saying “under law,” and permit students to choose which they prefer?
(RNS) Money turns our ears toward the well-articulated pleas of the well-financed and makes it really hard to hear other voices from the community — many of whom have legitimate grievances.