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  • Some (considered) fixes to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

     Some (considered) fixes to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
    When the Supreme Court unwisely ruled that some companies can decline on religious grounds to cover contraceptives in their employee health plans, it was interpreting not the 1st Amendment but a federal statute, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
  • The Supreme Court and the flow of history

    The Supreme Court doesn't only make history. Sometimes it's swept along by historical waves, and sometimes it's caught up trying to resist them. During the last few months, the justices recognized the centrality in our private lives of the smartphone by...

    Cynthia M. Allen: The shrinking role of religion in modern America

    Surveying the response to last month's Hobby Lobby decision, I was struck by a comment from progressive Massachusetts senator and possible Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. Speaking about the ruling, Warren remarked: "I cannot believe...

    Court ruling raises additional questions

    At face value, the ruling sounds livable: appealing to the ideal of religious freedom, narrowly defined, and offering a government solution. However, it contains a disturbing undercurrent that may lead us back to earlier days of injustice and...

    Women take another hit from Supreme Court

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Tuesday, July 3: This U.S. Supreme Court session has been tough on American women. A couple of weeks ago the court struck down laws requiring buffer zones for protesters around Planned...