Declining appeal, Supreme Court lets stand public-school ‘released time’ for religion classes
November 20, 2012
The US Supreme Court has declined to hear the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s appeal of Moss v. Spartanburg County School District Seven, a unanimous federal court decision that upheld the constitutionality of “released time” arrangements in which students at a South Carolina public school are permitted to take academic religion courses at private schools for course credit.
“This is a big win for public school students and for religious education,” said an attorney with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. “The Supreme Court’s rejection of this case is a blow against anti-religious legal theories that would treat religion with suspicion.”
- Justices Decline Case on 'Released Time' for Religion (Education Week)
- Supreme Court Says No to Hypersecularist Attack on Religious Freedom (Becket Fund)
- Moss v. Spartanburg County School District Seven (4th Circuit Court of Appeals)