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SARAH WOLSTONCROFT,Local marijuana dispensaries are using a loophole that gives them protection under religious freedom laws, Daily Titan

Another slippery slope

Linda Greenhouse, A Supreme Court Hijacking, The New York Times

The so-called bipartisan support for RFRA fell apart before the 2000 re-enactment because it is a tool for discrimination and extreme imposition of beliefs on third parties, as I document here. The actual hijacking is the Court’s aggrandizement of its power through RFRA to impose its preferred social policies and second-guess Congress.

Tierney Sneed, SCOTUS Asks Objectors To Contraceptive Opt-Out: Show Us Better Alternatives, Talking Post Memo

A question only the “least restrictive means” test would justify.

Greg Bluestein, BREAKING: Nathan Deal vetoes Georgia’s ‘religious liberty’ bill, AJC

Best reason to veto a RFRA: Leave religious liberty to the First Am. Congress should do the same

Professor Marci Hamilton, Zubik and RFRA: A Short Lesson in Overreaching, Tyranny, and Ineffectual Government, Hamilton and Griffin on Rights

The oral argument in Zubik v. Burwell was yet another lesson that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is fundamentally an unworkable and unreasonable statute that trenches on the separation of powers and erases the separation of church and state.  It tempts Justices to be super-legislators, believers tyrants, and the federal government a bowl of […]

Jessica Goldstein, Disney To Georgia: We Will Not M-I-C See You Real Soon If You Pass That Anti-LGBT ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill, Think Progress

Thank you, Disney!

Anne Barrett Doyle, BishopAccountability.Org: Making Children Safer: More Prosecutors Are Charging Catholic Officials for Enabling Abusers, Hamilton and Griffin on Rights

The taboo against prosecuting clergy dies hard but it must if kids are to be safe

Bishop David A. Zubik, Zubik v. Burwell Let’s hope the Supreme Court stands up for religious liberty, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Religious leaders brazenly use “religious liberty” as though there is a constitutional right to be unreasonable.
“liberty” demanded in Zubik is extreme and unprecedented

Kyle Wingfield, Georgia’s new, narrower, more cautious religious-liberty bill, My AJC

This is a rfra plus redundancy of First Amendment Protections. Waste of time and dangerous for all vulnerable individuals whether “third parties” or not. One point: the protection for firing based on faith is Hosanna Tabor on steroids.

Professor Marci A. Hamilton’s Top 10 Lists

  • Concise, but informative Top 10 lists relating to religious freedom topics
  • Great for captivating readers who have a minimal background in RFRA/don’t read long articles