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2006-02-21 10:32:09

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. followers of a small Brazilian-based religion can import and use hallucinogenic tea in their ceremonies, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday in a case pitting religious freedom against federal drug laws. The top court in an opinion written by new Chief Justice John Roberts rejected the U.S. government's effort to stop the importation and use of sacramental hoasca tea by the New Mexican branch of the religion called O Centro Espirita Beneficiente...

2006-02-21 10:39:30

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. followers of a small Brazilian-based religion can import and use hallucinogenic tea in their ceremonies, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday in a case pitting religious freedom against federal drug laws. The top court in an opinion written by new Chief Justice John Roberts rejected the U.S. government's effort to stop the importation and use of sacramental hoasca tea by the New Mexican branch of the religion called O Centro Espirita Beneficiente...

2005-11-01 15:05:00

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several U.S. Supreme Court members appeared supportive on Tuesday of allowing New Mexican followers of a small Brazilian-based religion to legally use hallucinogenic tea as a sacrament, a case that pits drug laws against those protecting religious freedoms. During arguments about sacramental hoasca tea, several justices said the federal government already has made an exception by allowing peyote use by Native American churches. "You can make an exception...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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