The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s ruling that struck down the religious housing tax exemption as unconstitutional on church-state grounds.
For the second time in the last five years, the 7th Circuit appeals court will rule on a church-state challenge to the clergy housing allowance.
When a Wisconsin county administrator sought to be more inclusive in the clergy invited to offer invocations before board meetings, some resident were supportive; many others responded with anti-Muslim hostility.
The housing allowance tax exemption for clergy may face additional constitutional scrutiny after a federal judge in Wisconsin again held it to be a violation of church-state separation.
Weekend Reads: A Jury Verdict in Kansas, Church-State Standoff Over a Public University in Oklahoma, and More
A standoff over religious symbols at an Oklahoma University, court ruling that Wisconsin nondiscrimination law doesn’t apply to a freelance photographer, and more links from this week.