In late December, you start seeing “Top Ten” lists for the year that was. So without further ado, here are the Top Ten Church-State Stories from 2016 (in my humble opinion, at least):
Missouri is not obligated to give a grant to a church for the purpose of refurbishing its religious preschool’s playground, Americans United said in a recent friend-of-the-court brief.
The brief was filed in the case of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley and submitted to the Supreme Court in July by Americans United and seven allied groups.
In the brief, the organizations explained that Missouri’s decision to offer grants only to secular organizations is not unconstitutional.