Saturday, December 22, 2012

Supreme Court Asked To Decide On Holding Of Public School Commencements In Churches

The Becket Fund announced yesterday that it has filed a petition for certiorari (full text) with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of the 7th Circuit's decision in Doe 3 v. Elmbrook School District.  In the case, the 7th Circuit in a 7-3 en banc decision held that two Wisconsin high schools violated the Establishment Clause when they regularly held their graduation ceremonies in the sanctuary of a non-denominational evangelical Christian church. (See prior posting.) The Brookfield Patch reports on the filing of the cert. petition.