WASHINGTON – In a case that could have repercussions from a small upstate New York town to the legislative floor of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether prayers at open public meetings violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.
Military chaplains from certain Protestant denominations have standing to sue the U.S. Navy for the discriminatory denial of promotions, the D.C. Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.
The Establishment Clause precludes a divorced father from obtaining extended custody in deference to his Jewish faith, the Texas Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
A court erred in enjoining the government, based on a First Amendment challenge, from implementing a law transferring a memorial featuring a cross from public to private land.
U.S. Supreme Court. Salazar v. Buono, No. 08-472. April 28, 2010. Lawyers USA No. 993-1838.
Does an individual have Article III standing to bring an Establishment Clause suit challenging the display of a religious symbol on government land, and is an act of Congress directing the land to be transferred to a private entity a permissible accommodation?
U.S. Supreme Court. Salazar v. Buono, No. 08-472. Certiorari granted Feb. 23, 2009. Ruling below: 527 F.3d 258 (9th Cir. 2008).