FEATURING BARRY LYNN – The US Supreme Court on Monday made a series of decisions that left many Americans reeling. First and most shockingly all nine justices unanimously handed Donald Trump a victory on his controversial Muslim ban that so many lower courts had repudiated. Justices decided to let parts of the ban take effect until the court decided to hear the case against it in the Fall.
The court also agreed to hear a case of a Colorado bakery that said it had the right to refuse service to a gay couple on the basis of the owner’s religious rights. And, the court ruled in favor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Missouri receiving tax funds to restore a playground on its property.
All three issues touch on a central tenet of American democracy: the separation of church and state.
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Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.