Author Archive: Lemuel Sapian

Free Speech and Social Media Censorship: An Analysis

Free Speech and Social Media Censorship: An Analysis

The guarantee of Free Speech exists next to the religious freedom guarantees in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. These rights often intersect, as the ability to speak according to one’s conscience is innate to almost any conscientious belief system in existence. To apply restrictions to speech would also be applying restrictions to the exercise of religion.

 
 

Why the Supreme Court Should Hear the Dalberiste Workplace Religious Accommodation Case

Why the Supreme Court Should Hear the Dalberiste Workplace Religious Accommodation Case

Dalberiste may help courts further define the boundaries of true unnecessary burdens on employers, the role of union agreements in preferring seniority in employee scheduling, and how this affects less senior employees’ opportunity for religious accommodation.

 
 

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar tell stories of genocide

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar tell stories of genocide

On March 12, 2018, Yanghee Lee, the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar for the United Nations told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that, “I am becoming more convinced that the crimes committed following 9 October 2016 and 25 August 2017 bear the hallmarks of genocide and call in the strongest terms for accountability.”