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Declining appeal, Supreme Court lets stand public-school ‘released time’ for religion classes

Catholic World News - 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.”

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  • Posted by: Justin8110 - Nov. 20, 2012 4:17 PM ET USA

    As good to hear as this is we mustn't forget that in this culture war "no" really means "not yet". We must ever be on our guard.

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