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Atheists sue over Pledge of Allegiance in schools

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) -- Attorneys offered contrasting interpretations of the Pledge of Allegiance during oral arguments Wednesday in a New Jersey family's lawsuit claiming a school district is discriminating against their child's atheist beliefs. The ...

Civil rights suit filed after Colorado high school limits student prayer

A dispute over what constitutes "free time" at Pine Creek High School and whether students can pray during that time has led to a federal civil rights lawsuit. A nonprofit legal organization, Alliance Defending Freedom, filed the suit in U.S. Distric ...

MO circuit clerk claims she was fired for voting Republican

JEFFERSON COUNTY -- A former employee of the circuit clerk's office alleges in a federal lawsuit that she was fired for voting for a Republican candidate. The federal suit was filed by Jamie Mahn in federal court on Friday, less than two weeks before ...

Open carry/firearm walk scheduled Saturday in downtown St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis Open Carry/Firearm Education Walk is scheduled to take place in downtown St. Louis on Saturday afternoon. Participants are asked to openly carry slung long guns and holstered pistols in an effort to "raise awareness of the ri ...

Students passing out Constitution say Southern Oregon University threatened them

Four students at Southern Oregon University claim they were threatened by campus officials while protesting the school's free speech policies. The students were passing out copies of the Constitution and asking for signatures on a petition to end SOU ...

Colorado man sues postal service for Second Amendment rights

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Tab Bonidy carries a concealed pistol everywhere he goes. It offers him a sense of safety even in Avon, Colorado, a mountain town so small its lone post office doesn't offer home delivery. But when the 56-year-old architect dri ...

NYC officials denounce anti-Islam transit ads

NEW YORK (AP) — Elected officials and religious leaders from several faiths on Tuesday denounced anti-Islamic ads that are appearing soon on New York City transit buses and subway stations. Six different ads will appear this week on some Manhattan su ...

Judge strikes down DC ban on carrying gun for self defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge struck down the U.S. capital's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates constitutional rights. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin is the latest in a protracted fig ...

Town that won SC decision for prayer to open meeting with atheist

GREECE, N.Y. (AP) -- An atheist is set to deliver the invocation in a western New York community whose town board won a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding its right to open meetings with a prayer. Dan Courtney, 52, a mechanical engineer, said he a ...

Supreme Court to hear church appeal of sign restrictions

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will decide whether an Arizona town violates the First Amendment by restricting where and when a church can place signs advertising Sunday morning services. The justices will hear ...


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