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Archive for the 'ACLU' Category

-Mt. Soledad Cross: DOJ Holding Secret Meetings with ACLU?

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

                  (Mt. Solidad: bostone) Apparently the Obama justice Department is holding secret meetings with the ACLU in order to get the Mt. Soledad Cross case settled out of court. From CitizenLink: The Obama administration and ACLU jointly filed a court request on July 17, asking that a July 26 hearing to determine the cross’s ultimate […]

-Another Day Another Cross in the Cross-Hairs

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

(Image-Enterprise News.com) Another day another battle over a cross somewhere in America. All supposedly a Constitutional church-state issue. I haven’t posted on one of these battles for at least a week so here’s this week obligatory offering. This cross is in  Middleborough, Massachusetts and was dedicated in 1959 as a ‘non-denominational’ symbols for all faiths […]

-Case Settled: Mohave Cross is Coming Back

Friday, April 27th, 2012

         The Mojave Memorial Cross  (Photo credit: Wikipedia) From ABC News: A federal judge approved the lawsuit settlement on Monday, permitting the park service to turn over a remote hilltop area known as Sunrise Rock to a Veteran of Foreign Wars post in Barstow and the Veterans Home of California-Barstow. The park will give up […]

-ACLU Supports Christmas Prayer Vigil

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

                                               (Image via Wikipedia) For once, here’s a case where the ACLU is actually supporting the freedom of religion rather than trying to restrict it in the public square: “NYCLU to City and Brookfield: Accommodate Christmas Prayer Vigil in Zuccotti Park” NEW YORK — The New York Civil Liberties Union today wrote to New York […]

-U.S. Circuit Court: Prayers ‘In Jesus Name’ are Unconstitutional

Monday, December 12th, 2011

            (Image via Wikipedia) According to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, offering prayers in ‘Jesus name’ during legislative invocations are unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State took the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina to court over opening prayers given before commission meetings […]

-Supreme Court Allows Arizona Tax Credits for Religious Schools

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

                              (US Supreme Court via Wikipedia) On Monday, the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Arizona’s Private School Tax Credit Law could continue to be used for religious school tuition scholarship funds. The Arizona Private School Tax Credit Law allows state residents to receive state income tax breaks for donations ranging from $500 to $1,000 […]