U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Church’s Argument in Sign Dispute

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Church’s Argument in Sign Dispute

Written by Don Byrd A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court yesterday ruled unconstitutional a sign ordinance in Gilbert, Arizona that restricted signs directing readers to the time and location of a local church’s upcoming services. Because the town needlessly imposed...
2015 State RFRA Bill Tracker Archive

2015 State RFRA Bill Tracker Archive

Written by Don Byrd Note: This page┬áis now an archive of the 2015 developments in state RFRA legislation. For information about current state RFRA legislation around the country, see the BJC’s┬áregularly updated State RFRA Tracker. (Please update your bookmarks...
Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Church Sign Dispute

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Church Sign Dispute

Written by Don Byrd Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a free speech case regarding Gilbert, Arizona’s restrictions on sign placement. The plaintiff in the case is a small church with no permanent worship space. The Good News Community Church used curbside...
High School Football Coach Suspended for Leading Team Prayers

High School Football Coach Suspended for Leading Team Prayers

Written by Don Byrd A publicly-funded charter school in Arizona has disciplined its football coach for his role in team prayers. Members of the community – as we often see in these disputes – are defending the coach, but it is nice to see the school...