Religious Liberty

  • Court avoids free exercise minefield of Washington pharmacy case
  • California Bill Would Punish Religious Colleges That Discriminate Because of Faith
  • "I'm on your side," Trump tells fawning evangelicals
  • Evaluating Clinton's claim to "reasonable regulation" of Constitutional rights
  • London Victoria Tower stands at the House of Lords end of the Palace of Westminster.
 

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Five legal issues raised by California SB 1146

SB 1146 is currently up for consideration in the California State Assembly Judiciary this Thursday having already passed the Senate by a vote of 26-13 on May 26, 2016. The heading of the bill states, "The Equity in Higher Education Act among other things, prohibits a person from being subjected to discrimination on the basis of specified attributes, including sex, […]

 
 

Court avoids free exercise minefield of Washington pharmacy case

Court avoids free exercise minefield of Washington pharmacy case

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case involving a Washington state requirement that all pharmacies must fill contraceptives regardless of the religious objections of the owners.

 
 

California Bill Would Punish Religious Colleges That Discriminate Because of Faith

California Bill Would Punish Religious Colleges That Discriminate Because of Faith

If passed, SB 1146 is unconstitutional because the government is imposing a condition on religious institutions with the intent of pressuring them to compromise their religious beliefs.

 
 

"I'm on your side," Trump tells fawning evangelicals

"I'm on your side," Trump tells fawning evangelicals

Yesterday, in a typical, stream-of-consciousness, rant about his self-perceived greatness, Donald Trump told an assembly of over 900 evangelical leaders in New York that he supports them.

 
 

Evaluating Clinton's claim to "reasonable regulation" of Constitutional rights

Evaluating Clinton's claim to "reasonable regulation" of Constitutional rights

Constitutional rights, particularly those in the Bill of Rights are guarantees of personal freedoms and are expressed in terms of the government's limited powers.

 
 

How will a Brexit impact religious freedom in Britain?

London Victoria Tower stands at the House of Lords end of the Palace of Westminster.

By James Standish, JD, MBA – Today, there are those arguing that a Brexit will negatively impact Britain’s dedication to religious freedom. As we shall see, however, a Brexit is, on balance, more likely to protect Britain’s liberal attitude towards religious minorities than to harm it.

 
 

EU not a greater guarantor of religious liberty than UK

EU not a greater guarantor of religious liberty than UK

There will be risks to our human rights and religious liberty protections if citizens of the United Kingdom choose to leave the European Union. However, I do think as well that there will also be risks on our human rights and religious liberty protections if voters choose to remain in the EU, and we need to keep a balanced view on the Brexit/Remain debate over human rights and religious liberty.

 
 

Religious liberty implications of Brexit

Religious liberty implications of Brexit

The big argument for leaving the EU is that we would regain full national sovereignty and the right as a country to make our laws. However, what provisions will be made for religious liberty if we leave, and what safeguards will be put in place is a question that needs further consideration.

 
 

Bill Would Limit Scope of Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Rep. Joseph Kennedy (D-Mass) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) have introduced HR 5272 to limit the scope of the Religious Freedom Act (RFRA) of 1993.

 
 

Ideological Diversity Endangered on Modern College Campuses

Ideological Diversity Endangered on Modern College Campuses

Guest Opinion: College students are, for lack of a better word, being brainwashed. They are being fed the left-wing ideology, without the necessary diversity of opinion. These students then graduate, having internalized what they've been taught, as the absolute truth. You cannot debate them because they won't debate. They will express anger at opposing views and refuse to listen.