Today, religious communities must lead by example to engage in civil dialogue and mediate deep differences of opinion and belief.
The Court is being urged to weaken the standards that keep government from preferring one religion over another.
The United States’ legal tradition of protecting religious liberty seldom operates in absolute terms; religious liberty is not protected the same way in every context.
Judge Kavanaugh appears to favor more government support and sponsorship of religion and less concern for individual religious freedom.
When viewed in light of Justice Kennedy’s church-state legacy and ongoing conflicts, it is clear that living up to our country’s promise of religious liberty for all remains an uphill battle.
BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman looks at the “travel ban” case heard by SCOTUS and its possible ruling implications.