- Jun 18, 2021
A Wisconsin organization that opposes religious displays on public property says a new North Dakota law that allows the Ten Commandments in public schools is unconstitutional.
North Dakota’s Republican-led House overwhelmingly endorsed legislation Tuesday that’s aimed at shielding schools and teachers from lawsuits arising from posting the Ten Commandments in classrooms.
Recent surveys show that one in three in North Dakota attend religious services weekly. So when faith leaders made the decision to close their doors in March of 2020, the reaction was immediate.
A proposal in North Dakota to shield schools and teachers from lawsuits arising from posting the Ten Commandments in classrooms is unconstitutional and would spur costly and unwinnable legal fights, attorneys and education officials told state lawmakers Wednesday.
Several adult victims of child sexual abuse appealed to lawmakers in emotional testimony Wednesday to back legislation that would give survivors more time to sue their alleged perpetrators for crimes that could date back decades.
A bipartisan North Dakota bill that would have required clergy to be included in state law as mandatory reporters of child abuse has been withdrawn.
Performing an abortion in North Dakota would amount to murder and come with a life prison sentence under a bill proposed by a conservative Republican lawmaker who is a Lutheran pastor.
North Dakota’s attorney general said Monday his office’s 18-month investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse by members of the state’s two Catholic dioceses will not result in any charges because too much time has passed to prosecute the two lone living clergy members.