It was just last week when West Laurens High School (Georgia), which used to have illegal pre-game invocations over the loudspeakers, tried out a moment of silence instead. The change took place following a warning from Americans United for Separation of Church.
Vitaly Korchevsky used to be a Vice President for Morgan Stanley and took part in a huge securities fraud scheme. In essence, he hacked into an archive of business press releases that had not been made public to traders, took action based on the information in them, and hauled in about $100 million when everyone else got the news.
Korchevsky himself made $17 million (though he has pled not guilty to charges).
But instead of heading to jail, he’ll be released on bond because the judge took note of his religious leadership:
When an Indian man named Ravi had an affair with Krishna, a married woman who belonged to a higher caste, a local council made up of unelected men in the village decided to punish him.
They sentenced Ravi’s two sisters to be raped and paraded naked through the village with blackened faces.
Seriously. That’s the punishment.
While he has religious reasons for being married to multiple women, the state only allows him to be married to one. He wasn’t challenging that. This was about whether he could live with the other women as if they were in a marriage (as opposed to having, say, another female roommate leasing the space), something he can do everywhere else but Utah.