Freedom of religion

Can Government Contractors Refuse Workers Based on Religious Beliefs?

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The greatly expanded scope of the exemption means that it has the potential to bolster one aspect of religious freedom (for some) while undermining another.
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Are Religious People Really Ignorant About Religion?

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The answer to that question depends entirely on what we think it means to know about religion.
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When Is a Religious Symbol Not a Religious Symbol?

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The Supreme Court case that explores whether courts or government agencies are competent to adjudicate what is religious and what is not.
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The Fate of the Lemon Test: D.O.A. or Barely Surviving?

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The Lemon test took several blows in the court’s decision in American Legion v. American Humanist Association, which upheld the constitutionality of a 32-foot high Latin cross.
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Bible Literacy or Bible Wars?

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Yes, Mr. President, biblical literacy can be part of a public school education – if, and only if, schools are prepared to do it right under the First Amendment.
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On Religious Freedom Day: Religious Pluralism is our Strength

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National Religious Freedom Day is celebrated every year on Jan. 16. It comes and goes with little fanfare. But 2019 might be a good year to start paying attention.
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Evangelical, Muslim, Jewish. It’s time we all renew our commitment to religious freedom.

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Religious freedom can be a divisive issue, but it’s important. My group is renewing our commitment to the First Amendment, by signing this charter.
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First Amendment Earns a C+ on Winter 2018 Report Card

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An antagonistic presidential administration caused the press freedom “grade” to suffer, while freedoms of speech and assembly saw slight improvement.
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Full 4th Circuit Invalidates Legislator-Led Prayer, Could Lead to Supreme Court Review

The 4th and 5th Circuits disagree on whether legislator-led prayers before public meetings violate the Establishment Clause.
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