The purpose of Our Conscience weblog is to facilitate a greater discussion and understanding of church and state separation in our community and in others. Underlying this is the value that each individual should be allowed to follow the dictates of his or her own conscience without influence, coercion, or direction from the State when it comes to matters of religion.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Justice Sotomayor's first Church and State decision: Salazar v. Buono (orals begin 10/07/2009)

On October 7th 2009 the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in what will be Justice Sotomayor's first Establishment Clause case as a Justice. This case is also a growing battleground in what already is a major fight involving all the usual groups aligning for and against this application of one of our most cherished and important legal principles, the Separation Church and State.

The Case:
Salazar v. Buono, 08-472

Petition for a writ of certiorari was granted by at least four Justices on Feb 23 2009.


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