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Churches and taxation: An old tradition draws new opponents

Churches and taxation: An old tradition draws new opponents

By Mary Reichard
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Religious Liberty | The genesis of property tax exemption for churches goes back to the book of Exodus. During the time of the Old Testament, the Egyptians exempted their…

Four important religious liberty cases on trial

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Religious Liberty | Several religious liberty cases are making their way through the legal system, many arising from decisions the U.S. Supreme Court has made. While some, like…

A legal history of exposés: From sausage-making to abortion

By Mary Reichard
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Abortion | Later this week, a judge will hear arguments in a case against pro-life journalists brought by StemExpress, the company that until Friday contracted with…

Judge’s impartiality questioned in abortion video case

Judge’s impartiality questioned in abortion video case

By Mary Reichard
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Courts | A judge’s decision in a case about investigative videos by the pro-life Center for Medical Progress (CMP) has raised questions of ethics because of his…

Amish education case set religious liberty legal standards

By Mary Reichard
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Religious Liberty | In 1971, a U.S. Supreme Court case dealt with the question of whether a family’s religious liberty includes the education of its children. The answer was…

Navigating public school as a Christian parent

By Mary Reichard
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Public Schools | Advice for parents who don’t want public education to erode their students’ faith and values

A lesson from Muhammad Ali in conscientious objection

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Less than a month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court discovered a constitutional right for same-sex couples to marry. The court ordered county clerks in all 50…

Supreme Court rulings on making laws, housing bias, and violent crime

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Supreme Court | While most of the attention at the U.S. Supreme Court at the end of last month focused on two or three high-profile cases, the justices did hand down some…

The uncharted legal territory of same-sex marriage

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | Law professors and historians are weighing in on how to balance the newly declared legal right of same-sex couples to marry with the right to religious…

The Supreme Court’s brave new rights

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Supreme Court | By a vote of 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted a new constitutional right: The right of same-sex couples to receive marriage licenses nationwide…

High court defines rights of suspects, immigrants, and death-row inmates

High court defines rights of suspects, immigrants, and death-row inmates

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | The U.S. Supreme Court, near the end of its term, issued nine decisions last week. From issues of child-abuse to bath salts, here are some of the cases you…

Gun owners upset Supreme Court let San Francisco law stand

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Gun Rights | Under lock and key. The U.S. Supreme Court upset Second Amendment advocates last week by not taking a case, and two justices who would have taken it issued a…

 
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