South Dakota Governor Signs “In God We Trust” Bill into Law

South Dakota Governor Signs “In God We Trust” Bill into Law

Written by Don Byrd Last week, South Dakota became the latest state to enact legislation requiring public schools to post prominently the motto “In God We Trust” on school grounds. The law also mandates that if the signs spark litigation, the state will...
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Tax Exemption for Religious Housing

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Tax Exemption for Religious Housing

Written by Don Byrd Reversing a ruling by a federal district court judge in Wisconsin, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld the longstanding tax exemption for ministerial housing allowances as constitutional. The court rejected arguments made by the...