BJC Supreme Court Preview: Trinity Lutheran v. Comer

BJC Supreme Court Preview: Trinity Lutheran v. Comer

Written by Don Byrd Next Wednesday, April 19, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in an extremely important religious liberty case, Trinity Lutheran v. Comer. The issue in the case is whether the federal constitution requires the state of Missouri to...
Texas Senate Advances Religious Refusal Bill

Texas Senate Advances Religious Refusal Bill

Written by Don Byrd The Texas Senate approved Senate Bill 522 on second reading by a 21-10 vote. The legislation would allow county clerks to recuse themselves from the issuance of marriage licenses if doing so would conflict with their religious beliefs. The...
Are Religious Schools Shielded from State Nondiscrimination Laws?

Are Religious Schools Shielded from State Nondiscrimination Laws?

Written by Don Byrd A case involving the admission practice of a private religious school has made its way to the Michigan Supreme Court. The dispute may test the limits of legal principles that shield religious entities from judicial scrutiny. The plaintiffs in the...