A Christian US Postal Service employee in Pennsylvania is asking the Supreme Court to hear his religious accommodation case.
During the 2022-23 term, the Supreme Court will consider a case that raises this issue: “Whether applying a public-accommodation law to compel an artist to speak or stay silent violates the free speech clause of the First Amendment.”
Churches could benefit from knowing how to fight, with clear rules of engagement, focused statements of the issues, negotiation to achieve a compromise, and how to know when the dispute has concluded.
Why two Maine schools slated to receive public funds in the wake of the Supreme Court decision in Carson v. Makin will probably refuse to take the money. Last week we reported that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Maine law that blocked private religious schools from receiving taxpayer-funded aid. Carson v. Makin says…
The integrity of the private parochial school system is at stake. Religious schools would, through their agreement to accept requirements for scholarships, make themselves vulnerable for regulation to the point that they have nothing unique to offer the world.
This morning the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that a Maine program that provides tuition assistance for parents to send their children to private schools cannot exclude religious schools. Carson v. Makin, 6/21/2022 https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/20-1088_dbfi.pdf The Court said the current program’s religious exclusion violated the Free Exercise Clause and that neutral public funding would not violate the…
This morning the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Shurtleff v. Boston (Dec’d 5/2/2022) that the city of Boston violated the free speech rights of a Christian group when it refused to allow them to participate in a city flag raising program.