2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that a Manchester post office run from inside a church had to remove all religious items from its counter.
Four Christian lawyers who vowed to be God's ambassadors on the bench have lost their bids to oust four San Diego Superior Court judges.
Craig Candelore, Larry "Jake" Kincaid, Bill Trask and Harold J. Coleman Jr. garnered no more than 35 to 40 percent of each race's vote. They were backed by pastors, gun enthusiasts, and opponents of abortion and same-sex marriages.
Critics said the campaign aimed to pack courts with judges who adhere to a religious agenda, threatening both the impartiality of the court system and the separation of church and state.