mercoledì 28 giugno 2017

Stati Uniti
Surface tensions. The Supreme Court sides with the church in a playground dispute. The ruling could remodel America’s wall between church and state
The Economist
(S.M.) After the April 19th oral argument in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v Comer, a fight over religion and rubber, it seemed the church was in good shape. On June 26th, that hunch was confirmed. By a 7-2 vote, the Supreme Court told Missouri it had violated the First Amendment’s free-exercise clause by excluding Trinity Lutheran Church from a grant programme providing new rubberised surfaces for pre-school playgrounds. In a crisp opinion for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts called the (...)