In July 2016, a federal grand jury indicted former Congresswoman Corrine Brown on fraud charges; the case proceeded to a jury trial in April 2017. During the jury’s deliberations, the district court removed a juror who stated to other jurors that he had prayed for and believed he received the guidance of the Holy Spirit in considering the case.
For decades, a free-standing nativity has been part of the Christmas holiday tradition in the town circle in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. But last year, the City ordered it removed because it is “religious.” Of course, this is a clear violation of the First Amendment. First Liberty Institute has urged the City to reverse its recent blanket ban of the nativity from any city property.