Religious Liberty

  • On the Vaccine and Religious Liberty
  • Court to consider tax funding of religious schools, pre-viability abortion ban, and clergy activity at executions
  • Why the "Shouting Fire in a Crowded Theater" trope should be retired
  • Biden administration and Klobuchar bill to restrict freedom of speech online
  • Supreme Court of the United States
 

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On the Vaccine and Religious Liberty

On the Vaccine and Religious Liberty

  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

Supreme Court of the United States

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

 
 

California agrees to stop enforcing restrictions on churches and to pay church attorney fees

California agrees to stop enforcing restrictions on churches and to pay church attorney fees

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.

 
 

California lifts location and attendance limits on churches following Supreme Court ruling

California lifts location and attendance limits on churches following Supreme Court ruling

Following Friday's Supreme Court ruling, California has lifted restrictions on the number of attendees and location of religious services.

 
 

US Supreme Court overturns California restrictions on in-home Bible studies

Supreme Court of the United States

In a decision released Friday night, April 9, 2021, the United States Supreme Court has blocked California's COVID-19 restrictions on in-home religious gatherings.  

 
 

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Workplace Religious Accommodation Cases

Supreme Court of the United States

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would not be hearing two major workplace religious accommodation cases.