Rowan County v. Lund

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina filed suit against Rowan County’s prayer policy. (5/29/2020)


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Four Cases to Watch at the Supreme Court in 2018

The Supreme Court justices return January 5 for the second half of their current term, packed with many big decisions to come before the term ends in late June. (5/1/2021)


U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review North Carolina Public Prayer Case

Unfortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court will not weigh in on the case of Rowan County v. Lund, leaving in place a decision rejecting these commissioners’ freedom to pray. (5/4/2021)


Apparently, the Last Time the Supreme Court Upheld Prayer at Public Meetings Was Not Enough

We’re back to where we started – asking the Supreme Court to confirm, once again, that uncensored public prayer is constitutional. (4/20/2020)

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NC county asks US Supreme Court to reaffirm freedom to pray before public meetings

Rowan County in North Carolina asked the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to uphold its policy pertaining to prayer before public meetings and to clear up conflicting rulings on legislator-led prayer in lower courts. (4/19/2020)

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4th Circuit upholds freedom to pray for NC county

Decision: ‘Striking down legislative prayer practices that have long been accepted as “part of the fabric of our society” cannot be correct’ (5/4/2021)

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US Supreme Court declines to resolve confusion on freedom to pray before public meetings

Conflicts between lower courts remain, likely to rise again (4/19/2020)

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NC county may ask US Supreme Court to hear prayer case

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Brett Harvey. (4/19/2020)

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ADF: 4th Circuit should uphold freedom to pray as US Supreme Court did

ADF attorney available to media following oral arguments Wednesday (5/4/2021)