TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Dec 19, 2014

Freedom-from-religion advocates are pressing Tennessee and six other states to remove provisions from their state constitutions that prohibit people who don't believe in God from holding public office. Such bans are unenforceable, according to a 1961 Supreme Court decision. The high court ruled unanimously in a Maryland case that states can’t have a "religious test" for public office. Knoxnews has more.