Bloomberg Law
Oct. 15, 2019, 1:35 PM

Islam in Public School Challenge Rejected by Supreme Court

Jordan S. Rubin
Jordan S. Rubin

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected what could have been a contentious high court showdown on the role of religion in public life.

The justices turned down the appeal from a Christian former high school student that challenged, on First Amendment grounds, coursework from her high school world history class that referenced Islam.

The case posed the latest U.S. Supreme Court test on the limits of religious liberty, following last term’s closely-watched decision allowing a war memorial cross to stand in the face of a First Amendment challenge.

In the case that the justices rejected today, Caleigh Wood argued that school ...

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