Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Supreme Court Denies Cert. In RFRA Challenge To Court Martial

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday denied review in Sterling v. United States,(Docket No. 16-814, cert. denied 6/5/2017) (Order List).  In the case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces held that a Marine Lance Corporal failed to establish a prima facie case under RFRA of a substantial burden to sincerely held religious beliefs in defending against charges growing out of her work space posting of unauthorized signs containing Biblical quotations. (See prior posting.)  Fox News reports on the Supreme Court's action.