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  • ‘Flawed,’ ‘hot mess’ precedent defeats Florida cross

    September 12 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Flawed,’ ‘hot mess’ precedent defeats Florida cross

    If the federal court had its way, a 34-foot cross would remain at its Pensacola, Fla., post. But “flawed precedent” that judges called a “hot mess” forced them to rule otherwise, the judges wrote in their opinion. Judges said their hands were tied by the 1983 ruling in the nearly identical case of ACLU v. Rabun County …

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  • Federal court protects liberty, life in Texas case

    July 19 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Federal court protects liberty, life in Texas case

    A federal appeals court ruling that protects a church’s internal communications buttressed both religious freedom and defense of the unborn, according to the Southern Baptist Convention’s church-state entity. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans reversed July 15 a federal judge’s order requiring the Roman Catholic bishops and archbishops of Texas …

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  • Court strikes down abortion provider regulations

    June 28 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Court strikes down abortion provider regulations

    The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a state legislature’s effort to hold abortion providers responsible for the protection of women who use their services. In a 5-3 opinion, the high court ruled portions of a Texas law that regulate abortion doctors and clinics constitute an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to abort her child and are therefore unconstitutional.

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  • Appeals court: NYC churches can meet in schools (for now)

    March 2 2012 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    New York churches gained a victory in the courts Feb. 29 as the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district judge’s injunction against the city’s enforcement of a ban to keep churches from meeting for worship in public schools.

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  • High court permits NYC schools to ban churches

    December 7 2011 by Todd Starnes/Fox News & Commentary High court permits NYC schools to ban churches | with 0 comments

    NEW YORK CITY (BP) – The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an evangelical church’s plea to overturn New York City’s ban on renting public schools for religious worship services. That means the city now has a green light to begin evicting congregations that pay rent to use public school buildings for church services.

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  • Crosses on public land caught in judicial ‘mess’

    November 8 2011 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to halt the removal of memorial crosses across Utah’s highways could impact religious symbols in other westerns states and even nationwide, social conservative groups are warning.

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  • Cross case could be headed to Supreme Court

    October 19 2011 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Cross case could be headed to Supreme Court

    SAN DIEGO – The path has been cleared for supporters of the Mt. Soledad cross in California to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court after the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to review an earlier decision. The full Ninth Circuit declined Oct. 14 to review or reverse the decision by a three-judge panel in January declaring the longstanding monument in San Diego unconstitutional.

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