Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Symposium: The crumbling wall separating church and state - SCOTUSblog

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Symposium: The crumbling wall separating church and state





Symposium: The justices reach broad agreement, but on a narrow question
Fred Yarger is the solicitor general of Colorado. He filed an amicus brief for the state in support of the church in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer. Although it represents a significant victory for religious liberty, Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer does not appear to alter fundamentally how the First Amendment will be understood and applied in cases involving claims of religious fre
Symposium: The Constitution provides a level playing field for people of faith
Hillary Byrnes is Assistant General Counsel for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. She filed an amicus brief for the conference and other organizations in support of the church in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer. Five years ago, Trinity Lutheran Church applied for a grant from Missouri’s Scrap Tire Grant Program so that it could resurface the church’s preschool playground with rubber mat
Symposium: The crumbling wall separating church and state
Erwin Chemerinsky is Dean and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law at University of California, Irvine School of Law. As Justice Sonia Sotomayor powerfully observed in her dissent, the Supreme Court’s decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley is unprecedented in American history: Never before had the Supreme Court held that the government is required to provide ass
Live blog of orders (Update: Completed)
We live-blogged this morning as the court released orders. The transcript is available at this link . The post Live blog of orders (Update: Completed) appeared first on SCOTUSblog .
Tuesday round-up
Yesterday, on their last day on the bench for October Term 2016, the justices agreed to review two challenges to the Trump administration’s entry ban in October and partially lifted the injunctions against enforcement of the ban. Coverage comes from Matt Ford in The Atlantic , Nina Totenberg at NPR (audio), David Savage in the Los Angeles Times , Jordan Fabian at The Hill , Politico , Gary Gately

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Symposium: Trinity Lutheran and Zelman – Saved by footnote 3 or a dream come true for voucher advocates?
Frank S. Ravitch is Professor of Law and Walter H. Stowers Chair in Law & Religion at Michigan State University College of Law. On its face, Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer does not appear to have anything to do with school vouchers. After all, the primary issue in the case is whether a state can deny, pursuant to its state constitution, a grant to a church school under a program that awards fun
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