The next year promises to be an eventful one on the legal front—though we feel like we say that every December.
In a one-sentence order issued Monday, the United States Supreme Court ruled against Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who had sought relief from the high court to protect her from having to issue marriage licenses in Rowan County.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s reputation took a drubbing in the aftermath of the “religious freedom restoration act.” But many progressives feel his would-be adversary, John Gregg, isn’t progressive enough to satisfy voters.
The Michigan house passed a broad religious freedom bill on Thursday that many believe provides a “license to discriminate” in the name of deeply held religious beliefs.
Late last month, Honorable Carole Jackson in the Eastern District of Missouri issued a forceful rebuke of the arguments being made by the various religious organizations that are filing lawsuits against the Department of Health and Human Services alleging that the birth control benefit infringes upon their religious liberty.
We have been hearing plenty about “religious liberty” lately. Now let’s see who’s using the term “religious liberty” in a novel way, trying to conceal a campaign of religious overreach.
Thirty lawsuits have been filed by corporations challenging the HHS regulation requiring that most health plans cover contraceptives. A survey of these cases yields some useful information as to what the “religious freedom” debate is all about.