The ACLU of Indiana in an example of “if at first you don’t succeed try try again” has asked a court to rehear its case challenging sectarian prayers in the Indiana House. This is the legal equivalent of “Pretty please.”
Last month, a panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 to overturn a lower court’s decision that sectarian prayers on the floor of the Indiana House violated the constitutional separation of church and state. That decision was lauded by legislative leaders who called the lower court’s decision a violation of free speech.
The ACLU of Indiana, which represented four citizens in the case, has now asked the 7the Circuit’s full panel of 11 judges to rehear the case.
This is a big case that we haven’t seen the last of. The armies of secularism will not stop here.