Judge Rebuffed on Ten Commandments

(RNS) An Ohio county court judge who argued that it was his First Amendment right to hang a poster about the Ten Commandments in his courtroom was overruled Wednesday (Feb. 2) by a federal appeals court. Judge James DeWeese of Richland County, Ohio, had argued that...

U.S. Marine for Christ Prompts Suit at Colo. Academy

WASHINGTON (RNS) Professors at the U.S. Air Force Academy have filed suit in a bid to stop a school prayer luncheon headlined by a motivational speaker who calls himself a “U.S. Marine for Christ.” Five faculty members joined the Military Religious Freedom Foundation,...

Judge Upholds Law Preventing Guns in Churches

(RNS) A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by gun rights advocates who claimed a Georgia law prohibiting weapons in a house of worship was unconstitutional. GeorgiaCarry.org, an organization that supports gun owners’ rights, and two of its members filed suit...