CASERowan County v. Lund

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The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina filed suit against Rowan County’s prayer policy, which permits each county commissioner, on a rotating basis, to offer a prayer or have a moment of silence as part of an opening ceremony that includes a call to order and the Pledge of Allegiance. The individual commissioner can decide the content of his or her prayer as well as the decision whether to pray or have a moment of silence. No one is required to participate.
News Releases

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

Religious Freedom

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

Conflicts between lower courts remain, likely to rise again

Jun 28, 2018 Read More

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

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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.

Oct 12, 2017 Read More

NC county may ask US Supreme Court to hear prayer case

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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.

Jul 14, 2017 Read More

4th Circuit upholds freedom to pray for NC county

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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’

Sep 19, 2016 Read More

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

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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

Jan 26, 2016 Read More
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https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/rowan-county-v.-lund/rowan-county-v-lund---dissent-from-denial.pdf?sfvrsn=d2264245_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/rowan-county-v.-lund/rowan-county-v-lund---petition-for-writ-of-certiorari.pdf?sfvrsn=dcd6e93e_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/rowan-county-v.-lund/lund-v-rowan-county---4th-circuit-en-banc-opinion.pdf?sfvrsn=3ad750a2_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/rowan-county-v.-lund/lund-v-rowan-county---4th-circuit-opinion.pdf?sfvrsn=2e90986_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/rowan-county-v.-lund/lund-v-rowan-county---appellate-brief.pdf?sfvrsn=18287967_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/rowan-county-v.-lund/lund-v-rowan-county---district-court-decision.pdf?sfvrsn=b6ec88ff_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/rowan-county-v.-lund/lund-v-rowan-county---complaint.pdf?sfvrsn=cc21bc63_4
Court Title Date
U.S. Supreme Court
Dissent from denial Jun 28 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
Petition for writ of certiorari Oct 12 2017
Appellate Court
4th Circuit en banc opinion Jul 14 2017
Appellate Court
4th Circuit opinion Sep 19 2016
Appellate Court
Appellate brief Jul 27 2015
Trial Court
District court decision May 04 2015
Trial Court
Complaint Mar 12 2013

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