Faith conservatives cheered by high court rulings

High-profile First Amendment cases
Conservative religious organizations praised the Supreme Court term that ended last month, saying they are pleased with the way the court resolved several high-profile First Amendment disputes.

The court left high school students with considerable leeway to voice religious opinions, cleared the way for interest group–funded campaign ads, and shielded part of the White House’s faith-based initiative from challenge in the courts. The justices also upheld the constitutionality of a federal ban on so-called partial-birth abortions.

“Overall, we had a very good term with the partial-birth abortion case and the Wisconsin right-to-life case all being decided in our favor,” said Jay Sekulow, counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, referring to the campaign finance opinion.


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