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On Constitution Day: A Reading of The Bill of Rights

Posted on · Today is Constitution Day, a federally observed day to recognize the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. On Sept. 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document on which the structure of our federal government was delineated, and with it came ten amendments, known as The Bill of Rights. While 17 more have been […]

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Is There a Clear Separation Between Church and State in Texas?

Posted on · The high school football season is underway in the Kountze Independent School District. As the players take the field, cheerleaders root them on…using banners with religious messages on them. Last spring, a Texas District Court judge barred the Kountze Independent School District (about 90 minutes north east of Houston) from banning such religious displays on […]