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Supreme Court Upholds Decision Barring Graduation in Church

posted on June 17, 2014

“The Supreme Court gave supporters of church-state separation a rare and surprising victory Monday, leaving intact a lower-court decision that barred a public school district in Wisconsin from holding its graduation ceremonies in an evangelical Christian church,” David Savage writes in the Los Angeles Times. Justices Scalia and Thomas dissented, saying that the ruling is inconsistent with the Supreme Court’s decision last month to allow town council meetings to open with Christian prayer.  The difference, Savage reports, might be the audience—students in a public school are not free to leave, as adults in a meeting are, when they hear something disagreeable.

Read at the Los Angeles Times