Justices to consider nonprofits’ contraceptives

Yahoo! News July 7, 2014

“Anything that forces unwilling religious believers to be part of the system is not going to pass the test,” said Mark Rienzi, senior counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represents many of the faith-affiliated nonprofits. Hobby Lobby Inc., winner of its Supreme Court case last month, also is a Becket Fund client.

The Constitution and graduation ceremonies in church

Yahoo News, April 5, 2013

As public high schools around the country make their final plans in coming weeks for spring graduation ceremonies, a case the Supreme Court has been pondering might have an influence on the place they choose for handing out diplomas. It is said to be a fairly common practice to hold such ceremonies in churches. That may, or may not, be a constitutional problem.