Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Court Says Defendant Did Not Show AA Meetings Were Religious

In State of Ohio v. Turner, (OH Ct. App., Aug. 1, 2008), an Ohio appellate court rejected an Establishment Clause challenge to mandatory attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous. The requirement was part of defendant's sentence for driving while intoxicated. The court held that defendant had not introduced sufficient evidence to prove the religious nature of the AA meetings involved.