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...
“What Happened in Arizona?”

“What Happened in Arizona?”

Written by Don Byrd In the newest issue of the BJC’s Report From the Capital, General Counsel K. Hollyn Hollman discusses highly controversial religious freedom legislation vetoed by the Arizona Governor because it raised discrimination concerns. The proposal...
Arizona Governor Vetoes Controversial RFRA Amendments

Arizona Governor Vetoes Controversial RFRA Amendments

Written by Don Byrd The Arizona legislature last week passed sweeping amendments to the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act that would protect individuals and businesses from government regulation as well as private lawsuits for their religiously motivated...