Religious Liberty | First Amendment cases may not get a Supreme Court hearing until a ninth justice is seated
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 9/25/18, 05:04 pm
On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue a list of cases initially accepted for arguments in the 2018-19 session. From close to 2,000 petitions, the court will accept only a handful. And until a ninth justice is seated to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, experts predict the eight-justice court could steer clear of important cases with First Amendment implications, many united by one question: Will America’s pluralistic society tolerate public expressions of Christian faith?