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High court turns away challenge to Louisiana casino-contribution ban
Justices also refuse to hear case challenging use of tax-exempt bonds by religious university in Nashville, Tenn.
High court passes up kosher-laws case
Justices refuse, without comment, to consider reinstating New York statutes that set standards for labeling kosher food.
Kansas lawmakers narrowly reject religious-freedom bill
House comes two votes short of 63 needed to pass measure patterned after federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Tennessee pagans claim daughter harassed at school
Parents say Union County school officials tried to have child participate in Christian activities, failed to protect her from physical, verbal abuse.
West Virginia science standards won't include evolution alternatives
State Board of Education refuses to insert intelligent design in guidelines despite lobbying by evolution foes.
Salutatorian's free-speech suit tossed by federal appeals panel
Court finds in California case that 'permitting a proselytizing speech at a public school's graduation ceremony would amount to coerced participation in a religious practice.'
Court won't dismiss church sex-abuse lawsuits
State judge rejects Boston Archdiocese's argument that First Amendment gives church officials immunity from civil courts.
Group asks Las Cruces, N.M., to stop using cross logo
Americans United for Separation of Church and State says symbol featuring three crosses unconstitutionally endorses religion, but officials say logo reflects town's name, history.
Group sues Iowa over religious prison program
Americans United for Separation of Church and State claims state funding for faith-based rehabilitation program is unconstitutional.
S.C. high court: Jurors aren't required to swear oath to God
Justices rule unanimously that lower court was wrong to dismiss man who said he couldn't agree to the phrase 'so help you God.'
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