Report from the Capital

Report from the Capital

Shifts on the Supreme Court lead this edition of Report from the Capital. We examine Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s church-state record, remember the legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her support of a key religious freedom law, and look at the high-profile religious liberty cases being heard by the Court this term. Plus, Amanda Tyler shared what we learned in a tumultuous 2020, Holly Hollman goes in-depth on the Fulton v. Philadelphia case, Melissa Rogers writes on the 20th anniversary of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, a military chaplain shares how he cares for those who practice other faiths, and more.

BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler looks back on a challenging year and approaches 20201 with hope and anticipation. Read her column

BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman explores the Supreme Court’s Fulton v. Philadelphia case and what it could mean for religious liberty. Read her column

BJC reviews Amy Coney Barrett’s church-state record and looks for clues as to her judicial philosophy during her confirmation hearings. Read more.

Holly Hollman and Amanda Tyler review the church-state legacy of Justice Ginsburg and her key decision regarding the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. First published in The Christian Citizen.

Melissa Rogers and BJC’s Amanda Tyler look at the 20th anniversary of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act and how it can model cooperation going forward. Read more. 

BJC’s Danielle Tyler talks about BJC’s support system of monthly donors and how they impact our work on a daily basis. Read more.

In honor of Veterans Day, we asked Chaplain (Colonel) Geoff Bailey about his experiences as a military chaplain and caring for those whose faith differs from his own. Read more.


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