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  • Vote splits Congress; judicial outlook called hopeful

    November 9 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Vote splits Congress; judicial outlook called hopeful

    Voters returned control of the U.S. House of Representatives to the Democratic Party Nov. 6, but seemed to have strengthened the Republican Party’s hold on the Senate and on its ability to confirm conservative Supreme Court justices and federal judges. Meanwhile, at least two Southern Baptists appear to have won first-time seats in Congress …

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  • Abortion, marijuana, gambling win, lose in states

    November 8 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Abortion, marijuana, gambling win, lose in states

    Abortion rights, marijuana use and legalized gambling drew mixed results on state ballots across the U.S. Nov. 6. Alabama voters authorized display of the Ten Commandments in public places in a measure that prohibits the use of public funding to support challenges to the state constitutional amendment in court.

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  • Ten Commandments monument case declined by SCOTUS

    October 20 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ten Commandments monument case declined by SCOTUS

    The U.S. Supreme Court declined without explanation Oct. 16 to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling against a Ten Commandments monument outside the Bloomfield, N.M., City Hall. The Bloomfield City Council will discuss what to do with the monument in executive session during its regularly scheduled meeting Oct. 23.

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  • Oklahoma Supreme Court rules Ten Commandments must go

    July 1 2015 by Greg Horton, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Oklahoma Supreme Court rules Ten Commandments must go

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ordered a Ten Commandments monument removed from the state Capitol grounds June 30, three years after its installation sparked a religious feud. The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma first filed a lawsuit challenging the monument’s constitutionality in 2013.

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