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High Court says college police force doesn’t violate church/state separation (access required)

A church-affiliated college near Charlotte can keep its campus police force without violating the First Amendment separation of church and state, the N.C. Supreme Court has ruled in a closely watched case. The Nov. 10 ruling in State v. Yencer reverses a N.C. Court of Appeals decision holding that Davidson College is a religious institution for the purposes of the First Amendment’s establishment clause and granting it police rights was unconstitutional. Davidson has ties to the Presbyterian Church, but the Supreme Court found that the college’s main purpose is “secular education” and that the church “does not run or control the college.”

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