On 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 […]
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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.
We 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 […]
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.
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 […]
How the Supreme Court abandoned the “shouting fire in a crowded theater” trope and what it means in the Age of the Pandemic
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.
The Supreme Court finds for a Catholic foster care service while sidestepping a larger free exercise of religion issue.
After a year of litigation, the state of California is ordered to back down and pay the attorney fees of a church that had to defend its civil right to meet.
Following Friday’s Supreme Court ruling, California has lifted restrictions on the number of attendees and location of religious services.