COMMENTARY: The legal challenge before the Supreme Court — upheld by a federal district court, then dismissed by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals — touches on one of the basic freedoms of U.S. citizens.
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COMMENTARY: The study’s authors collected data from every Supreme Court case that produced a judicial opinion relating to the Free Exercise or Establishment Clause from the 1953 to the 2019 term. In the last 15 years, 81% of the time religion won.
‘Where the government permits other activities to proceed with precautions, it must show that the religious exercise at issue is more dangerous than those activities even when the same precautions are applied,’ the Supreme Court said in the 5-4 decision.
COMMENTARY: ‘Chike Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski’ is crucial to constitutional rights, especially religious freedom.
COMMENTARY: It’s looking as if only nine people can stop the First Amendment being torn up in front of your eyes.
The decision by the court on Monday to deny to hear the case means a February 2020 ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Parents for Privacy v. Dallas School District No. 2 will stand.
A federal district judge had ruled Nov. 25 that Beshear’s order could not apply to private religious schools because it infringed on their First Amendment rights.
COMMENTARY: Justices’ writing the 5-4 decision in favor of injunction explained, that “even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten.”
Supreme Court Overturns NY Church Restrictions as Brooklyn Bishop Says Religion ‘Essential’ During Pandemic
In a statement Thursday, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio said he is “gratified by the decision of the Justices of the United States Supreme Court, who have recognized the clear First Amendment violation and urgent need for relief in this case.”
Mississippi’s law allows for abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy only when the mother’s life or major bodily function is endangered, or when the baby has a severe abnormality and would not be able to survive outside the womb at full term.