Cases across the country are addressing the tension between public health emergency orders due to the coronavirus and religious liberty rights, including drive-in churches.
Applying recent Supreme Court precedent, the New Mexico Supreme Court reversed course and upheld a textbook loan program, finding a state constitutional provision barring aid to private schools to be rooted in religious animus.
In a newly filed brief, 22 states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court not only to revisit its Ten Commandments monument jurisprudence, but also to rewrite its church-state doctrine entirely.
Why are the Ten Commandments such a church-state lightning rod? A monument controversy in New Mexico may be headed to the Supreme Court, while a dispute in Arkansas is just getting started.
The Supreme Court took action this week indicating the church playground may impact school voucher cases in Colorado and elsewhere, as some analysts have suggested.