establishment clause

Politics
The challengers argued the huge Christian cross in Maryland defies the First Amendment's ban on establishing religion.
Politics
There is no basis for claiming that Scalia's originalist method is more "objective." His method relies on certain suppositions just as much as any rival method of constitutional interpretation and, if anything, the suppositions of the originalist view are more questionable.
Politics
They'll begin sessions with a "moment of silent prayer" instead.
Politics
Scalia's views are precisely what our forefathers feared so terribly and worked so diligently to avoid. In addition to ignoring our Bill of Rights, Scalia has abandoned any pretense of logic to support his faith.
Politics
When these cases arise, the question that usually comes up is whether state or federal law provides any sort of religion-based exemption from compliance with certain laws. Like any other question involving a potential conflict between two sources of law, this can be quite complex.
Religion
Is that what our Founding Fathers, as influenced as they may have been by the 10Cs, intended when they prophetically drafted the First Amendment as a foundation for our secular democracy? I'm fairly confident most freedom-loving Americans would say no.
Politics
'In God We Trust,' And Don't You Forget It A bill proposed in Alabama earlier this year would have explicitly permitted the
Education
Why is mindfulness sweeping American public schools? There is a perceived crisis in U.S. public education.
Religion
Kevin Acres, Oneida’s football game announcer, has been sitting in the booth at the high school’s games for more than a decade
Religion
Battles over the Pledge have resulted in multiple acrimonious lawsuits and disputes, with no change to the law, only increasing resentment and hostility on both sides of the dispute. It's time to reframe the debate.
Politics
Religious organizations receiving federal contracts can no longer discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. Some question whether President Obama has gone too far. Others question whether he has gone far enough.
Politics
Ayotallah Ali Hosseini Khamenei, say hello to your new comrade, Ayotallah Samuel Alito. Supreme Leader meet Supreme Court Justice. And, no, regrettably, this is not hyperbole.
Politics
At its core, legal reasoning is about trying to find insight, or logic, or common sense by comparing different situations and then striving to identify the most important similarities and differences. Analogies open some doors and close others. They shape and direct the analysis.
Religion
Just last month, the Navy Chief of Chaplains rejected the application of Jason Heap, a highly qualified chaplain candidate who would have been the first Humanist military chaplain.
Education
The Massachusetts Supreme Court decided on May 9 that "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance as recited in public schools does not discriminate against non-religious students.
Religion
The U.S. Supreme Court in a divided 5-4 decision held that a town board that began meetings with a prayer given by clergy selected from a local directory of congregations does not violate the Establishment Clause.
Religion
Those who are able to encounter the sacred through those symbols should join the voices of the protesters and call for a more secular state.
Religion
But it looks like the Mooresville Blue Devils' days of praying together at games are over. McLean said school officials had
Religion
I can admire your trees and your lights in this dark season and your Santa with his merry laugh. But it all gets too serious when I see that manger with its empty cradle waiting for the birth of a baby whose horrible death will be blamed on me.