May 1, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Aaron Spencer, Temple University Beasley School of Law Class of 2015, discusses Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe's Veto of SB 236, which would have codified the rights of students to pray voluntarily in school and at school events. . .The First Amendment begins, "Congress ...[read more]
November 15, 2013
by Neil Devlin
On November 6, 2013, the US Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of legislative prayer. The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in Town of Greece v. Galloway that an opening prayer in a town meeting amounted to the government endorsing Christianity. Therefore, the ...[read more]
November 3, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A divided three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Friday that the contraceptive mandate imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) violates the First Amendment's Free Exercise Clause. Before Congress passed the PPACA in 2010, ...[read more]
January 21, 2012
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Jeffrey Pasek of Cozen O'Connor says that despite the Supreme Court's unanimous ruling in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC, there is little guidance given on how to uniformly apply the ministerial exemption to varying circumstances...What are we ...[read more]
January 11, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC that the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment bar wrongful termination lawsuits when the employer is a religious group and the employee is one of the ...[read more]
May 20, 2010
by Andrew Morgan
On May 20, 1940, the United States Supreme Court held that the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment applied to state governments in Cantwell v. Connecticut under incorporation doctrine, which applies the protections of the Bill of Rights to state governments through the Due Process Clause ...[read more]
May 20, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On May 20, 1940, the United States Supreme Court held that the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment applied to state governments in Cantwell v. Connecticut under incorporation doctrine, which applied the protections of the Bill of Rights to state governments through the Due Process Clause ...[read more]

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