<center><h1><a href=http://www.aclu.org/ReligiousLiberty/ReligiousLiberty.cfm?ID=17237&c=29>ACLU defends freedom of religious expression</a></h1></center> <blockquote><h2>Citing ACLU Arguments, State Supreme Court Says Prosecutors Cannot Reject Jurors Who Are "Demonstrative About Their Religion"</h2> NEWARK, NJ-- The State Supreme Court ruled today that a prosecutor violated the New Jersey Constitution when he removed two jurors from a jury pool, one for wearing Muslim religious clothing and another for having engaged in missionary activity. "In this country, people have a right to express their religious beliefs without fear of discrimination by the government," said ACLU of New Jersey Legal Director Ed Barocas. "Excluding people from jury pools based on their religious belief or expression violates the principles of freedom found in the Bill of Rights."</blockquote> No scarey monsters here. No efforts to undermine individual religious expression. No attempts to ban religion. Except in the minds of those who fear such things.