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Campaigning on faith in America

America is officially a secular nation, but religion is never very far from the surface in her politics. The Constitution is clear — the government will never establish an official state religion, it will never prohibit the free exercise of religion and it may never impose a religious test for public office.

Is the single-subject rule legal? It's still an open question

Back in 2012, attorney Kermitt Waters mounted his most audacious legal attack on a law that restricts the ability of citizens to propose laws by initiative. That law, known as the "single-subject rule," says initiatives can only address a single issue. It was put in place in 2005 to prevent crafty special interests from trying to enact unpopular laws by wrapping them inside popular ones.