The author of the landmark ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in Iowa, Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady, died late Friday at the age of 66.

Kamala Harris is registering 3.6 percent support in the RealClearPolitics polling average of national Democratic primary voters as of Monday, down from a high of 15.2 percent in July.

Thirteen Democratic presidential candidates took the stage at the Iowa Democratic Party’s “Liberty and Justice Celebration” late Friday in Des Moines, Iowa — cheered on by thousands of supporters in stadium seating and on the floor of the Wells Fargo arena.

The notion of separation of church and state in the United States goes as far back as just after the founding of the country, with the establishment clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution providing for the effective separation of religion from government.

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