Monday, October 1, 2007

Supreme Court Won't Review Two Bad Religious Freedom Decisions

The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it would not review two bad lower court decisions in religious freedom cases.

In Faith Center Church v. Glover, the Ninth Circuit held it was permissible for government to exclude a religious speaker from otherwise available meeting space on the ground that the speaker would engage in "worship."

In Catholic Charities v. Dinallo, the Second Circuit held that it was permissible for New York State for force Catholic Charities to cover contraceptives in its employee health benefit plan.

CLS's Center for Law & Religious Freedom participated as friend of the Court in each case, urging the high Court to review the lower court decisions.