4th Circuit Agrees to Re-Hear Legislative Prayer Case

4th Circuit Agrees to Re-Hear Legislative Prayer Case

Written by Don Byrd In September, a panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the invocation policy of North Carolina’s Rowan County Commission against charges that it violates the separation of church and state. The case was one of the most important to...
North Carolina House Overrides Veto of Magistrate Refusal Bill

North Carolina House Overrides Veto of Magistrate Refusal Bill

Written by Don Byrd A controversial bill allowing county magistrates to refuse to perform marriage ceremonies if they personally object on religious grounds has become law in North Carolina, after the House voted 69-41 to override the Governor’s veto. The...