(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Kathleen Ball.)
By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX – The question of whether Mormons are “Christians” may be a thought-provoking debate for theologians.
But the state Court of Appeals is warning Arizona judges to stay away from such issues.
And the appellate judges are advising parents who get divorced they need to be careful in how they word the provisions of any parenting plan in a dissolution decree if they have strong feelings about the religious training for their children.
In a unanimous ruling, the appellate judges struck down a ruling by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Michael Mandell. They said he is constitutionally precluded from issuing a ruling, even if he has testimony to support his conclusion.