Supremely Rejected

Lower-court decisions the Supreme Court let stand
Jacoby v. Prince

The world waits to hear the Supreme Court's rulings on classroom recitations of "under God" and Washington state's constitutional ban on scholarships for religious studies. But some lower-court decisions it decided to let stand are also important.

Allows a Bible club to meet at a public high school during class time.

Lassonde v. Pleasanton

Unified School District Allows a school to forbid a salutatorian's "proselytizing" graduation speech.

McKnight v. South Carolina

Upholds a homicide conviction for a drug user's stillbirth.

Kliebenstein v. Iowa Conference of The United Methodist Church

Allows a church member to sue for defamation over the phrase "spirit of Satan."


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