Salazar v. Buono, 08-472
Petition for a writ of certiorari was granted by at least four Justices on Feb 23 2009.
"Whenever we remove a brick from the wall that was designed to separate religion and government, we increase the risk of religious strife and weaken the foundations of our democracy" ~Justice John Paul Stevens
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