The Supreme Court will hear a case brought by a civic organization challenging Boston’s denial of their request to fly a Christian flag temporarily outside city hall.
BJC joins brief in Supreme Court case involving prisoner’s request for ministerial act during lethal injection
Ramirez v. Collier was brought under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), which bars state and local governments from posing a substantial burden on the religious free exercise of inmates unless that burden is necessary to further a compelling government interest.
NY judge: Muslim women’s suit over forced removal of hijab for booking photo can proceed for money damages
Two Muslim women are challenging the policy of the New York Police Department that requires arrestees to remove religious headwear for their booking photo.
For those of us who pay special attention to the guarantees of religious freedom in our laws, Constitution Day is an important reminder that the extent of those protections we cherish today was not inevitable at our nation’s founding.
As we mark the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, among the legacies being remembered is the disturbing rise in anti-Muslim hostility here in the United States that followed that tragic day.