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Posted 11 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court Tackles Abortion, Affirmative Action, Guns

The U.S. Supreme Court has a busy slate of cases coming in front of it this term, with several that have the potential to have landmark precedential effects on the rights of everyday Americans. Through the fall and winter the justices will consider cases that touch on campaign finance, affirmative action, abortion, gun rights and public prayer, among other hot-button issues. “The big cases on the docket are all across the board,” says Vikram D. Amar, a professor at the …

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Posted 12 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Mass. Court to Rule on “Under God” in Pledge of Allegiance

The Massachusetts Supreme Court this month heard arguments on whether the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is a violation of the state’s equal rights laws. The suit was brought by an anonymous atheist couple in 2010, claiming that the words “under God” in the pledge prevent their children from participating. “This case presents an unpopular and wrongly vilified minority facing discrimination” by a state “promoting and propagating the idea that good patriots are God believers,” plaintiff …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court to Decide on Prayer in Public Meetings

The U.S. Supreme Court this week decided to take up a case that could change the rules for when prayer is allowed in public meetings, and even have broader implications for government prayer in general. In Greece v. Galloway, the court will hear arguments next term on whether the Town Board of Greece, N.Y., should be permitted to open its public meetings with a prayer. Two residents filed a lawsuit, arguing that the prayers are in effect an endorsement of …

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