Archive for: July, 2010

Why Using "Landmark Status" to Block the NY Mosque is a Threat to Religious Land Use Rights

Why Using "Landmark Status" to Block the NY Mosque is a Threat to Religious Land Use Rights

I recently received a message from Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) calling on Christians to protest plans to build a mosque in Manhattan near Ground Zero. (http://www.aclj.org/TrialNotebook/Read.aspx?ID=973 ) Although the ACLJ, not to be confused with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), does not try to hide the fact that anti-Muslim sentiment is a […]

 
 

Why Using "Landmark Status" to Block the NY Mosque is a Threat to Religious Land Use Rights

Why Using "Landmark Status" to Block the NY Mosque is a Threat to Religious Land Use Rights

I recently received a message from Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) calling on Christians to protest plans to build a mosque in Manhattan near Ground Zero. (http://www.aclj.org/TrialNotebook/Read.aspx?ID=973 ) Although the ACLJ, not to be confused with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), does not try to hide the fact that anti-Muslim sentiment is a […]

 
 

Analysis – Christian Legal Society v. Hastings – The Lesson: Stipulations Matter

Analysis – Christian Legal Society v. Hastings – The Lesson: Stipulations Matter

Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling holding that it was not unconstitutional for a public institution (Hastings University Law School) to require a institution-recognized student group (Christian Legal Society (CLS)) to allow any student to participate in the group regardless of their status or beliefs. You can read the Supreme Court's holding in Christian […]

 
 

A Short History Of The Conscientious Objector (Liberty Magazine)

A Short History Of The Conscientious Objector (Liberty Magazine)

Michael Peabody, editor of ReligiousLiberty.TV, writes for the July / August 2010 issue of Liberty Magazine.  The full article is available in print and online at http://www.libertymagazine.org/index.php?id=1636 EXCERPT: The date was June 5, 1917, the first day of the draft. Sousa's Band struck up "Stars and Stripes Forever" and the 6,000 in attendance at the American Medical Association Convention in […]

 
 

Promoting Religious Liberty: Whither the Obama Administration? (Doug Bandow – Huffington Post)

EXCERPT: The Obama administration has talked much about increased engagement and improved outreach abroad. But it has neglected to offer effective support for one of the most important human rights, religious liberty. The dilatory nomination of Dr. Cook as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom is a start. Much more remains to be done, however. It would be tragic if the […]

 
 

So Much For Religious Liberty (Forbes)

By Richard Epstein EXCERPT: What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. One glaring weaknesses of the modern law on religious freedom is that it turns a blind eye toward neutral rules with a disparate impact on members of minority groups. That is why Justice Scalia was wrong in Employment Division, Department of Human Resources v. Smith to hold […]

 
 

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Campus Christian Groups Loses Appeal at Supreme Court (CNN)

EXCERPT: CNN – The Supreme Court has ruled against a Christian campus group that sued after a California law school denied it official recognition because the student organization limits its core membership to those who share its beliefs on faith and marriage. At issue was the conflict between a public university's anti-discrimination policies and a private group's freedom of religion […]

 
 

‘Under God' Spray-Painted On Secularist Billboard (WSOC)

EXCERPT: Charlotte, NC (WSOC) – A secularist billboard on the Billy Graham Parkway was vandalized over the weekend.The billboard, which was paid for by the The North Carolina Secular Association, shows an American flag and the words "One Nation, Indivisible." Over the weekend, someone spray-painted the words "under God" on the billboard.Police were notified and are reviewing surveillance video from […]

 
 

Italy Fights School Crucifix Ban (AJE)

The Italian government has begun its appeal against a decision by the European Court of Human Rights to ban crucifixes in school classrooms.