Ten Commandment Monuments Continue to Generate Controversy

Ten Commandment Monuments Continue to Generate Controversy

Written by Don Byrd What is it about the Ten Commandments? It seems like hardly a month goes by without some courthouse, state capitol, city municipal building, or public school building becoming the site of an effort to display – or to remove a display –...
10th Circuit: New Mexico Ten Commandments Monument Unconstitutional

10th Circuit: New Mexico Ten Commandments Monument Unconstitutional

Written by Don Byrd [Update 10/19/17: The U.S. Supreme Court has denied cert in the case involving the Bloomfield Ten Commandments monument, leaving in place the 10th Circuit opinion described below.] Last week, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unconstitutional...
BJC: Oklahoma Referendum Threatens Important Religious Safeguards

BJC: Oklahoma Referendum Threatens Important Religious Safeguards

Written by Don Byrd As I mentioned in an earlier post, Oklahomans will vote soon on State Question 790. It is a referendum that asks voters to remove language from the Oklahoma Constitution commonly called a “no-aid” provision: it prohibits government from supporting...