Key government policies on religious freedom and discrimination, once set through legislation, are increasingly dictated by presidential orders, meaning they shift capriciously from one administration to the next.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin hearings today on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. In approaching the confirmation hearings, all senators should remember an important, constitutional ground rule: Do not ask questions that appear to impose
With the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee starting its hearing Monday (Oct. 12) to consider the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett as a justice for the U.S. Supreme Court, a Baptist group that closely watches church-state cases sent a letter to the senators on the committee.
When the eight justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather Tuesday (Oct. 6), they will hear oral arguments in Tanzin v. Tanvir, a case focused on a statutory question about the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. BJC, also known as the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious
Faith groups are applauding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision temporarily halting the Trump administration’s efforts to rescind an Obama-era program granting legal protection to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children.
Among the religious right, many found the 6-3 majority opinion shielding LGBT people from employment discrimination, written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, alarming. But some also saw an open door to gain back some ground in the future.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that LGBTQ people are protected from discrimination under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act on June 15 in a landmark opinion that makes employment discrimination against LGBTQ persons illegal and has important implications for religious organizations.