Friday Tennessee State Governor Bill Haslam rejected, a bill that would make the Bible the state’s official book. Governor Haslam reiterated the bill violates the Constitutional Establishment Clause and is also in violation of The Tennessee Constitution Article 1, Section 3 which uphold no preference shall be given by law to any religious group or place of worship.
Last year the bill passed through the Senate, however, it barely made it through the House. Even though Governor Haslam has vetoed the bill it could still be enacted as law if it receives the same number of votes from the House and Senate that it originally took to pass the bill. If the bill passes it could be an unprecedented event, which would bring into question the Separation of Church and State.
Throughout the United States Christianity continues to come under fire as a First Amendment violation. A federal judge in California ordered Los Angeles County to remove the Latin cross from the county seal. Last year several judgements were made by several federal courts regarding religious rulings. The Arkansas Western District of the US District Court ruled that the nativity scene that was placed on the grounds of the Baxter County Courthouse violated the First Amendment. Last year the ninth circuit of the US Court of Appeals ruled that a statue of Jesus could remain on US Forest Service land, however, they ruled a nativity scene in Palisades Park violated a Santa Monica city ordinance. Christianity is the only religion that has been continuously under fire in the court system.
Regardless of whose rights are being violated or which Amendment maybe wrongly interpreted our basic human rights are guaranteed by the United States Constitution. When the are violated a prominent attorney such as one like Ross Abelow would then go enter a lawsuit with the appropriate court and argue on our behalf. Abelow has nearly thirty years of legal experience in a wide variety of areas. Ross Abelow graduated from the Brooklyn School of Law with a juris doctor in 1989. He was admitted to practice in the state of New York in 1990.
Abelow specializes in Matrimony, Corporate Litigations, and Entertainment law. He has represented many of New York’s famous residents. He has argued many cases both as a prosecutor and defense attorney in the New York court system. He has also argued to protect his clients rights and business interests.