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This is a significant out-of-court victory. Though we believe Konnie's First Amendment rights were clearly violated, only one Court of Appeals has ever squarely addressed this issue: Wigg v. Sioux Falls School District 49-5, 382 F.3d 807 (8th Cir. 2004) (holding that a public school teacher has the First Amendment right to participate in after-school meetings of religious clubs and rejecting the school district's argument that the Establishment Clause prohibited her actions).
Thanks to our intervention, Konnie, as well as two other teachers in the school district, are now able to teach at Good News Club meetings. For more details on this story, see this article from The Salt
“Resolved: That the guarantee of the rights of conscience, as found in our Constitution, is most sacred and inviolable, . . . and that all attempts to abridge or interfere with these rights, directly or indirectly, have our decided disapprobation, and shall ever have our most effective opposition.”
I have to confess that it’s getting more and more difficult for me to “speak the truth in love” to some people. Some folks are just never going to get it, no matter what we do. It’s like casting pearls before swine. It reminds me of the tongue-in-cheek saying, “Hey, don’t cloud the issue with...
Michael (Mikey) Weinstein is the founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), a legal advocacy group whose mission is “ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantees of religious freedom to which they and all Americans are...
“This case is an ominous sign.” So wrote Justice Alito about the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday not to hear a critical religious freedom case out of the State of Washington – and it’s a sign we cannot ignore. For over seventy years, the Stormans family has owned and operated Ralph’s Thriftway,