Religious Liberty

  • A Concept in Common: Are Sunday Blue Laws Making a Comeback?
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  • A Concept in Common: Are Sunday Blue Laws Making a Comeback?

    A Concept in Common: Are Sunday Blue Laws Making a Comeback?

    While actual blue laws that specifically prohibit things like Sunday hunting may be disappearing from the books, there is an undeniable movement afoot to reintroduce the concept of a common day of rest in ways that appeal to people across the political divide.

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    Explainer: Supreme Court’s OSHA and HHS Vaccine Mandate Decisions

    Both the OSHA and HHS vaccine mandates provided for religious accommodation which would be enforced through the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Without a Federal OSHA requirement, RFRA may only apply to HHS cases.

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    Biden OSHA vaccine mandate raises constitutional concerns

    [dc]O[/dc]n Saturday, November 6, the 5th Circuit suspended enforcement of the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate.  The Biden administration does claim direct power to force the general public to receive the vaccine, but it intends to do so through employers. Last week, via the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the administration issued rules that require employers with […]

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    Court refuses to block Maine mandate that allows medical but not religious exemptions

    The United States Supreme Court refused to issue a preliminary injunction to temporarily block a Maine rule requiring certain healthcare workers to take the COVID-19 vaccine or lose their jobs or medical practices, allowing for medical but not religious exemptions.

  • On the Vaccine and Religious Liberty

    On the Vaccine and Religious Liberty

      [dc]W[/dc]e have received more contacts from readers about the COVID-19 vaccine than any other since we went live in 2008. This is understandable because most religious liberty issues only affect a few people, but almost everybody reading this is being asked to take “the jab” or potentially face some dire consequences. I read in an essay some months back […]

 

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A Concept in Common: Are Sunday Blue Laws Making a Comeback?

A Concept in Common: Are Sunday Blue Laws Making a Comeback?

While actual blue laws that specifically prohibit things like Sunday hunting may be disappearing from the books, there is an undeniable movement afoot to reintroduce the concept of a common day of rest in ways that appeal to people across the political divide.

 
 

Explainer: Supreme Court’s OSHA and HHS Vaccine Mandate Decisions

Supreme Court of the United States

Both the OSHA and HHS vaccine mandates provided for religious accommodation which would be enforced through the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Without a Federal OSHA requirement, RFRA may only apply to HHS cases.

 
 

Biden OSHA vaccine mandate raises constitutional concerns

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[dc]O[/dc]n Saturday, November 6, the 5th Circuit suspended enforcement of the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate.  The Biden administration does claim direct power to force the general public to receive the vaccine, but it intends to do so through employers. Last week, via the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the administration issued rules that require employers with […]

 
 

Court refuses to block Maine mandate that allows medical but not religious exemptions

Supreme Court of the United States

The United States Supreme Court refused to issue a preliminary injunction to temporarily block a Maine rule requiring certain healthcare workers to take the COVID-19 vaccine or lose their jobs or medical practices, allowing for medical but not religious exemptions.

 
 

On the Vaccine and Religious Liberty

On the Vaccine and Religious Liberty

  [dc]W[/dc]e have received more contacts from readers about the COVID-19 vaccine than any other since we went live in 2008. This is understandable because most religious liberty issues only affect a few people, but almost everybody reading this is being asked to take “the jab” or potentially face some dire consequences. I read in an essay some months back […]

 
 

Court to consider tax funding of religious schools, pre-viability abortion ban, and clergy activity at executions

Court to consider tax funding of religious schools, pre-viability abortion ban, and clergy activity at executions

This term, the Supreme Court will be revisiting the issue of whether states must fund religious schools, whether clergy members can say prayers during executions of inmates, and whether a state can ban abortion before viability. The following is a brief summary and analysis of the cases. 

 
 

COVID-19 and Texas – Of Vaccines, Abortion, Privacy and Bodily Autonomy

Two major stories about what power the government has to control what happens inside a person’s body are making headlines this week. The Courts are Unlikely to Require Religious Accommodation When it Comes to Avoiding the COVID-19 Vaccine The Delta variant of COVID-19 has been wreaking havoc around the world – and part of the reason is that this is […]

 
 

Why the “Shouting Fire in a Crowded Theater” trope should be retired

Why the “Shouting Fire in a Crowded Theater” trope should be retired

How the Supreme Court abandoned the “shouting fire in a crowded theater” trope and what it means in the Age of the Pandemic

 
 

Biden administration and Klobuchar bill to restrict freedom of speech online

Biden administration and Klobuchar bill to restrict freedom of speech online

Citing health and safety concerns, Minnesota Senator (and erstwhile presidential candidate) Amy Klobuchar introduced a bill on Thursday, July 22, 2021, dubbed “The Health Misinformation Act of 2021” that would hold tech companies responsible for allowing misinformation about vaccines and other health issues to spread online. In other words, if you say something about COVID-19 or vaccines or anything else that could be seen as “incorrect,” big tech would now have an obligation to censor you.

 
 

High Court hands Catholic Social Services narrowly drafted victory

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The Supreme Court finds for a Catholic foster care service while sidestepping a larger free exercise of religion issue.