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Non-Liturgical Navy Chaplains Can Move Ahead On Some Claims, But No Reconsideration of Establishment Clause Ruling
In In re Navy Chaplaincy, (D DC, March 21, 2012), is another chapter in the long-running litigation by chaplains, endorsing agencies and churches claiming that the Navy discriminates against members of “non-liturgical” religions in its promotion, retention and separation of chaplains. In this...
Annenberg TV News yesterday reported that in Los Angeles, California, the Council on Islamic American relations has filed a lawsuit challenging the city of Lomita's refusal to grant a permit for a renovation project for the South Bay Islamic Center. The city says the project would violate building...
In Washington v. Caldwell, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33670 (ED MI, March 12, 2012), a Michigan federal district court adopted a magistrate's recommendation (2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33657, Feb. 21, 2012), and permitted an inmate to file an amended complaint in a case in which plaintiff argued that...
New York Jewish Week yesterday carried a lengthy article on the 4 (soon to be 5) Ben Gamla Hebrew charter schools in Florida. The article says in part:As taxpayer-funded institutions, the Ben Gamla schools — which collectively enroll nearly 1,400 children this year — do not teach religion....
USCIRF Releases Annual Report With Unusual Spat Over Whether Turkey Should Be Named As A Country of Particular Concern
Today the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom released and transmitted to the President its 2012 Annual Report (full text)(appendices) reviewing religious freedom abuses in 25 countries around the world. The report recommends that the State Department designate 16...