On the 10th, the NC Supreme Court issued one criminal decision.
State v. Julie Anne Yencer.
was arrested for DUI on Davidson Campus. She challenged, arguing that
hte Campus Police Act violates the establishment clause, by delegating
police powers in the hands of religious schools. The trial court held
the Campus Police Act unconstitutional.
Applying the Lemon Test, held that there was a
valid secular purpose, that the primary effect did not advance or
inhibit religion, and that it did not unduly entangle the government and
religion. The decisions relies largely on the fact that much of
Davidson's mission is education/secular related, rather than religious.