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Supreme Court Docket Shows Growing Role as Arbiter of Religious Freedom

posted on October 5, 2021

Pamela Manson of United Press International reports that the Supreme Court’s docket for the upcoming term includes several cases involving religious liberty. William Duncan, of the Sutherland Institute, spoke to Manson about the cases. “More religious liberty cases have been coming to the Supreme Court in the past few years, in part because of faith-based objections to a contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act and complaints that churches were subjected to stricter COVID-19-related limitations than secular places, Duncan told UPI.” This year, the Court will hear cases involving abortion rights, public funding for religious schools, and the right of a death row inmate to have his pastor pray and lay hands on him at his execution.

Read at United Press International