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Opening Arguments

How about a nice Christmas suit?

I hate it when the season is rushed. Could we please have a rule that nobody is allowed to sue until after Thanksgiving?

Communities and courts have long fielded protests against municipal creche displays and school Nativity pageants, based on strict views of church-state separation and sensitivity toward religious minorities.

In recent years, however, local disputes have extended — to carol singing, wordless instrumental music, Christmas trees and decorations, classroom visits by Santa Claus, distribution of Christmas-themed cards and gifts, "Merry Christmas!" greetings and designation of Christmas on official calendars.

Posted in: Religion