The BJC’s Amanda Tyler explains why the Supreme Court’s first church-state opinion of the term was an “astonishing display of religious preferentialism.”
Supreme Court Reverses Appeals Court Stay, Muslim Inmate Executed Despite “Powerful” Religious Liberty Claim
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the “powerful Establishment Clause claim” of a death row inmate seeking a religious accommodation in the execution chamber.
A settlement agreement in a religious discrimination lawsuit brought by four inmates against the Idaho Department of Corrections shows the “courage…it takes to enforce constitutional rights.”
Written by Don Byrd
Written by Don ByrdThe 8th Circuit Court of Appeals last week reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by an inmate who objected to religious content in an early release program. Randall Jackson, an atheist, claimed his First Amendment rights were violated when he was required to participate in a religious substance abuse treatment program as a condition of his early release on parole.
The District Court dismissed the case, but on appeal that ruling was overturned to allow the suit to continue.