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Bride beat up pagan neighbour

A bride spent her wedding night in the cells in a bloodied gown after turning up on her neighbour’s doorstep and attacking her. Imogen Hope, 37, was found guilty of assaulting Samantha Pilling by Calderdale magistrates yesterday. The court was told she and her new husband Keith, known as Homer, were on their way back . . . → Read More: Bride beat up pagan neighbour

Ban on judge’s Ten Commandments poster stands as Supreme Court declines case

By Warren Richey

The US Supreme Court declined Monday to take up a case examining whether an Ohio judge violated the separation of church and state when he displayed a poster in his courtroom that contrasted the Ten Commandments with humanist precepts.

By declining the case, the court let stand rulings that found that the . . . → Read More: Ban on judge’s Ten Commandments poster stands as Supreme Court declines case

Indian state mulls ban on black magic, witchcraft

Chanting to cure snakebites, claiming to be a reincarnated spouse to obtain sex, and charging for miracles could soon be banned by an Indian state seeking to stop charlatans preying on the vulnerable.

Many superstitions are widely held in India but a campaign group is lobbying hard for a new law in the western state . . . → Read More: Indian state mulls ban on black magic, witchcraft

Americans United Lawsuit Challenges Sectarian Prayers At Delaware County Council Meetings

President-Led Recitation Of The Lord’s Prayer Shows Unconstitutional Preference For One Faith, Watchdog Group Charges

A Delaware county council’s insistence on opening meetings with Christian prayer violates the U.S. Constitution and sends the message that non-Christians are second-class citizens, according to a lawsuit filed today in federal court by Americans United for Separation of . . . → Read More: Americans United Lawsuit Challenges Sectarian Prayers At Delaware County Council Meetings

US judges quote Bob Dylan in court more than other lyricists

By Carol J. Williams

No musician’s lyrics are more often cited than Dylan’s in court opinions and briefs, say legal experts who have chronicled the artist’s influence on today’s legal community. From U.S. Supreme Court rulings to law school courses, Dylan’s words are used to convey messages about the law and courts gone astray.

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Major Legal Victory for Maetreum of Cybele

By Julia Reischel

A judge has found that a group of self-described witches may have gotten special treatment from the town of Catskill – and not in a good way.

In a strongly-worded decision issued on Tuesday, Judge George J. Pulver, Jr. of the Greene County Supreme County ruled that the town’s denial of a . . . → Read More: Major Legal Victory for Maetreum of Cybele

Astrology is a science: Indian High Court

By Hetal Vyas

Astrology has been debunked by most world scientists including India’s renowned physicist Prof. Yash Pal. However, it is “science” in India.

The Bombay High Court reaffirmed this on Thursday when it dismissed a PIL that had challenged astrology as science.

The PIL was filed by an NGO, Janhit Manch that . . . → Read More: Astrology is a science: Indian High Court

Dungeons and Dragons Threatens Prison Security, Court Rules

If you’re an orc or a wizard, you’d better keep your nose clean.

A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit weighed in Wednesday on a matter of grievous import to the nation’s prisons: Dungeons & Dragons. And the Court’s ruling was bad news for naughty nerds nationwide, . . . → Read More: Dungeons and Dragons Threatens Prison Security, Court Rules

The Wiccan Rede and Testifying in Court

By Patti Wigington

Question: The Wiccan Rede and Testifying in Court

A reader writes in, “I’m concerned about an upcoming court case. I have to testify against my friend, who committed a burglary. I know he did it, but if I testify against him he’s going to end up in jail because this isn’t the . . . → Read More: The Wiccan Rede and Testifying in Court

A Multifaith Prison Chaplaincy–How It Works

By Robert Toll

In a society that honors religious diversity, it is alarming that so many of our jails limit inmate religious activities to single or major faith opportunities. By contrast, this article presents an overview of a professional chaplaincy program that provides for the religious needs of all inmates.

I firmly believe that . . . → Read More: A Multifaith Prison Chaplaincy–How It Works