WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a new case on the intersection of religion and government in a dispute over prayers used to open public meetings.
Prayers said before meetings of the town board in Greece, N.Y., have predominantly been Christian. A lower court ruled that officials hadn't done enough to seek out prayers from other faiths. That violates the Constitution's Establishment Clause, the court said. Now the Supreme Court will weigh in.
The Supreme Court has yet to decide if it will consider widely watched cases about public schools using a church facility to host graduation ceremonies, and the use of prayers to open township board meetings. But an answer could come as soon as today.
The town of Greece could set a new precedent on the issue of religious expression.
Court terms the 'Shiksha Sahayaks' (helpers) as 'Shiksha shatrus' (enemies).
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled a Lake County judge cannot transfer to a juvenile court because he didn't go through merit selection when he joined the bench.
The Shamasna family appealed a ruling that called for their eviction from the Sheikh Jarrah home that had been living in for decades; Supreme Court offers compromise in which family stays in the home but has to pay higher rent.
BOSTON (AP) — The JFK Museum and Library is hosting a forum that will feature retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
The JFK Museum and Library is hosting a forum that will feature retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
TOPEKA (AP) — A prominent conservative Kansas legislator has launched what could become the most aggressive campaign to date to rein in the state Supreme Court after a proposal failed that would have changed how its justices are selected.