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U.S. justices sympathise with church in key religious rights case - Daily News & Analysis

U.S. justices sympathise with church in key religious rights caseDaily News & AnalysisU.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday appeared sympathetic to a church that sued Missouri for denying it state taxpayer funds for a playground project in a closely watched religious rights case involving public money going to religious entities.and more »

US justices sympathize with church in key religious rights case - Reuters;

US justices sympathize with church in key religious rights case - Reuters

ReutersUS justices sympathize with church in key religious rights caseReutersThe Supreme Court is seen ahead of the Senate voting to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Justice in Washington, DC, U.S. April 7, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein. By Lawrence Hurley | WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court ...and more »

Justices signal support for church in closely watched case - New Zealand Herald

Justices signal support for church in closely watched caseNew Zealand HeraldWASHINGTON (AP) " The Supreme Court is signaling that it'll rule for a Missouri church that wants state money to put a soft surface on its preschool playground. The case is being argued before the justices Wednesday " and it's being closely watched by ...and more »

There's No Reason For The Supreme Court To Hear Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer - Common Dreams;

There's No Reason For The Supreme Court To Hear Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer - Common Dreams

Common DreamsThere's No Reason For The Supreme Court To Hear Trinity Lutheran Church v. ComerCommon Dreams"The Supreme Court should dismiss Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer," says separation of church and state advocates. (Photo: Getty). Americans United on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to dismiss Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer – a ...and more »

Column: A case for preventing children's scraped knees - The Daily Tribune

Column: A case for preventing children's scraped kneesThe Daily TribuneAs President Donald Trump speaks, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, right, and Justice Neil Gorsuch, left, participate in a public swearing-in ceremony for Gorsuch in the Rose Garden of the White House White House in Washington, Monday, April 10 ...and more »

Lawyers: Trinity Lutheran religious freedom case should proceed despite Greitens' policy change - Columbia Daily Tribune;

Lawyers: Trinity Lutheran religious freedom case should proceed despite Greitens' policy change - Columbia Daily Tribune

Columbia Daily TribuneLawyers: Trinity Lutheran religious freedom case should proceed despite Greitens' policy changeColumbia Daily TribuneThe Trinity Lutheran Child Learning Center's playground is pictured on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Trinity Lutheran Church is the plaintiff in a religious freedom case before the U.S. Supreme Court, which will hear arguments Wednesday. church. Timothy Tai.and more »

Before Church-State Case Begins in U.S. Supreme Court, Missouri AG's Office Recuses Itself - Governing

Before Church-State Case Begins in U.S. Supreme Court, Missouri AG's Office Recuses ItselfGoverningLawyers on both sides of a Missouri church-and-state case were set to argue Wednesday before the U.S. Supreme Court, despite debate about whether Gov. Eric Greitens' announcement that religious organizations should be allowed to apply for state ...and more »

Is It Okay To Ban Nonprofits From Tax-Funded Programs Solely Because They're Religious? - The Federalist;

Is It Okay To Ban Nonprofits From Tax-Funded Programs Solely Because They're Religious? - The Federalist

The FederalistIs It Okay To Ban Nonprofits From Tax-Funded Programs Solely Because They're Religious?The FederalistThe Supreme Court is set to determine whether government can exclude certain nonprofits from neutrally available public benefits solely because they are religious. By James Gottry. James Gottry. By James Gottry. April 19, 2017. Imagine bringing your ...and more »

US Top Court To Decide On Church Case - SFGate

US Top Court To Decide On Church CaseSFGateOn Tuesday, a church and Missouri officials have urged the US Supreme Court to decide a dispute over public money going to religious entities. The Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Missouri wrote letters to the justices saying that the one-hour ...and more »

DAVID ROSMAN: Supreme Court must uphold the First Amendment - Columbia Missourian;

DAVID ROSMAN: Supreme Court must uphold the First Amendment - Columbia Missourian

Columbia MissourianDAVID ROSMAN: Supreme Court must uphold the First AmendmentColumbia MissourianIt is Easter Sunday, and I cannot sit here on this most holy of Christian holidays without talking about the separation of church and state. More specifically, the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case — Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer — and ...and more »

EDITORIAL: Playground becomes battleground on separation of church and state - Columbia Missourian

EDITORIAL: Playground becomes battleground on separation of church and stateColumbia MissourianThe wall separating church and state, mandated by Missouri's Constitution, is being tested before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case challenging whether religious liberties are violated by a ban on state resources going to a Lutheran church in Columbia.and more »

What do recycled tires have to do with religious liberty? The Supreme Court is about to find out - WBAP News/Talk

What do recycled tires have to do with religious liberty? The Supreme Court is about to find outWBAP News/Talk(CNN) – When Missouri launched an initiative in 2012 to encourage schools to use recycled tires to produce safer playground surfaces, it likely had no idea it was triggering a major religious liberty fight. But that's exactly what occurred when a ...and more »

What the playground can teach the government about fair play: Column - USA TODAY;

What the playground can teach the government about fair play: Column - USA TODAY

USA TODAYWhat the playground can teach the government about fair play: ColumnUSA TODAYOne of the first big cases that newly minted Justice Neil Gorsuch will hear, together with the other justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, will be one of the most important religious freedom cases this term: Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer ...and more »

Neil Gorsuch's First Religious Liberty Case Is a Playground Fight - ChristianityToday.com;

Neil Gorsuch's First Religious Liberty Case Is a Playground Fight - ChristianityToday.com

ChristianityToday.comNeil Gorsuch's First Religious Liberty Case Is a Playground FightChristianityToday.comEvangelicals eye how new Supreme Court justice will impact this term's only remaining church-state case. Kate Shellnutt. [ posted 4/19/2017 05:00AM ]. Neil Gorsuch's First Religious Liberty Case Is a Playground Fight Image: Eric Thayer / Getty.and more »

Supreme Court urged to give church schools an equal right to state funds - Los Angeles Times;

Supreme Court urged to give church schools an equal right to state funds - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesSupreme Court urged to give church schools an equal right to state fundsLos Angeles TimesThe Supreme Court, with its conservative majority restored, will hear a major religion case on Wednesday and decide whether states must give church schools an equal right to receive certain kinds of public funds. The constitutions in at least 37 states ...and more »

US top court to hear key religious rights case involving Missouri church - The Daily Star

US top court to hear key religious rights case involving Missouri churchThe Daily StarWe invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article. Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no ...and more »

Missouri Attorney General: Church lawsuit should proceed - kttn;

Missouri Attorney General: Church lawsuit should proceed - kttn

kttnMissouri Attorney General: Church lawsuit should proceedkttnJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lawyers for a Missouri church and the state submitted letters on Tuesday arguing that a case before the U.S. Supreme Court should proceed as planned despite a recent rule change that raised questions about the lawsuit's ...and more »

Playground Case Could Breach Barrier Between Tax Coffers, Religious Schools - WUNC;

Playground Case Could Breach Barrier Between Tax Coffers, Religious Schools - WUNC

WUNCPlayground Case Could Breach Barrier Between Tax Coffers, Religious SchoolsWUNCChildren play on a swing set at the Trinity Lutheran Child Learning Center playground in Columbia, Mo. Courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom. The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments Wednesday in a Missouri case with the potential to open grant ...and more »

The right wall of separation: When Blaine Amendments go too far - New York Daily News;

The right wall of separation: When Blaine Amendments go too far - New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsThe right wall of separation: When Blaine Amendments go too farNew York Daily NewsThe ninth robe on a bench that was getting used to eight, new Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch Wednesday hears a case in which he could well prove to be the deciding vote. The question: whether states can, under the First Amendment to the U.S. ...and more »

Anti-religious Blaine goes before Supreme Court - OneNewsNow;

Anti-religious Blaine goes before Supreme Court - OneNewsNow

OneNewsNowAnti-religious Blaine goes before Supreme CourtOneNewsNowFirst Amendment (Bill of Rights) The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in a case involving controversial Blaine Amendments. The case involves Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Missouri, which wanted to use scrap tires from a state ...and more »