Teachers Have Free Exercise Rights, Too

Using the Establishment Clause as a brake on the Free Exercise Clause, the Ninth Circuit has recently held that a public school could prohibit a high school football coach from kneeling by himself on the field to pray briefly after a game because students could see him exercise his religion in that way.  NLF will

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WE DODGE THE BULLET IN MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP

The Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop struck down Colorado’s punishment of a baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex marriage (SSM).  It did so, though, on different grounds than were principally presented. The case was principally argued on the basis that, because decorating a cake was “artistic” expression, it was “speech” under the First

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