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Zubik v. Burwell Remanded

Today the Supreme Court issued a short per curiam opinion vacating the circuit courts’ respective opinions in the nonprofit contraception mandate cases and remanding them to those circuits, in light of the “substantial clarification and refinement” in the claimants’ and the government’s respective positions that the Court claims was generated by the supplemental briefing. 171 more words

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#NeverLiberal

A new meme that came to me when reading this story at Volokh about the American Bar Association’s new proposed rule concerning, inter alia, professional misconduct sanctions for lawyers who engage in “verbal conduct” (which sounds rather like speech) that “manifests bias or prejudice” or is “derogatory or demeaning” on matters related to “race, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or socioeconomic status.” The proposed rule applies to the “practice of law,” which includes “participating in bar association, business or social activities in connection with the practice of law.” 461 more words

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Chinese President Warns of "Overseas Infiltration Via Religious Means"

This AP story reports that proponents of religious freedom are fearful of an increase in religious persecution in China following Chinese President Xi Jinping’s comments… 103 more words

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A Few Thoughts on the Nature of Substantial Burdens on Religious Exercise

I’ve put them down over at the Liberty Law blog. A bit:

Making any sense of the inquiry would require adopting some definitions. A burden on religious exercise is a weight on it—or, less, metaphorically, it is simply an interference with religious exercise. 207 more words

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Supplemental Briefing in Nonprofit Contraception Mandate Litigation Filed

The claimants and the federal government have now both filed their supplemental briefs, as requested by the Supreme Court in the order I discussed here… 316 more words

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CLR and St. John's Law School Host Justice Samuel Alito

Mark and I were delighted and honored to host Justice Samuel Alito at the Center for Law and Religion’s colloquium in law and religion yesterday. Justice Alito discussed the Court’s decisions, and his opinions, in Hobby Lobby v. 110 more words

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The Supreme Court Order in the Little Sisters of the Poor et al. Cases

This week, the Supreme Court issued a somewhat unusual order in Zubik v. Burwell (the nonprofit litigation against the Obamacare contraception mandate) asking for more briefing. 411 more words

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