Law and Religion Headlines

Friday, 14 August 2020

Sen. Hawley issues clarion call for judicial originalism
(Lucas Presson, Southeast Missourian)

Justices for all, Supreme Court roundup: Recent decisions affirm both LGBT rights and religious liberty
(Steve West, World News Group)

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Symposium: Amid polarization and chaos, the court charts a path toward peaceful pluralism
(Mark Rienzi, SCOTUSblog)

Monday, 3 August 2020

Review of the year's religious court cases
(Oregon Faith Report)

LGBTQ employees can sue for termination – what other employment policies do you now need to review?
(John L Litchfield and John S. Lord Jr., The National Law Review)

Friday, 31 July 2020

What comes next for religious liberty?
(Russell Shaw, Angelus News)

Supreme Court wrap up: How did religious liberty do this term?
(Maureen Collins, Alliance Defending Freedom)

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

‘Free to be Faithful’ – Summer 2020 newsletter
(Reporter: Official Newspaper of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod)

Anger, leaks and tensions at the Supreme Court during the LGBTQ rights case
(Joan Biskupic, CNN Politics)

The Supreme Court imperils parents' right to pass their values on to children
(Melissa Moschella, The Daily Signal - Commentary)

Bostock fallout begins
(Steve West, World News Group)

Religious liberty after Bostock
(Russell Shaw, The Boston Pilot)

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

The dark underbelly of the Supreme Court's religion record
(John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera, CNS News Opinion)

Supreme Court rulings make the world safer for both LGBT people and religious freedom
(Andrew Koppelman, USA Today Opinion)

Transgender lawsuit against Catholic hospital cites new US Supreme Court precedent
(Catholic News Agency)

Faith in the public square: US Supreme Court decisions impact religious principles, freedom
(Cheryl Magness, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)

2nd Circuit: Free speech and Free Exercise claims of Christian adoption agency can move forward
(Howard Friedman, Religion Clause)

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Podcast: Religious Liberty at the Supreme Court

Religious liberty is important, but it's not enough
(Ryan T. Anderson, The Daily Signal - Commentary)

Friday, 17 July 2020

Why the religion cases matter most
(John O. McGinnis, Law & Liberty)

The Roberts Court attempts a compromise
(Mark Movsesian, First Things)

The mindlessness of Bostock
(Steven D. Smith, Law & Liberty)

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Religious liberty after Bostock and Our Lady of Guadalupe
(John McCormack, National Review)

Legal Spirits Episode 025: Supreme Court law and religion roundup
(Marc DeGirolami, Law and Religion Forum, St. John's Law School Center for Law & Religion)

Monday, 13 July 2020

Taking freedom too far: The USCCB prioritizes culture wars over theology
(Chris Damian, Commonweal)

Religious liberty is important, but it’s not enough
(Ryan T. Anderson, Public Discourse: The Journal of the Witherspoon Institute)

The Supreme Court's big rulings were surprisingly mainstream this year
(Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight)

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Podcast: Recent SCOTUS decisions on religion open up new questions
(National Public Radio (NPR))

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Headlines concerning Bostock v. Clayton County (LGBT employment rights case)

Friday, 3 July 2020

Professor Mohammad Fadel on Muslims, Islam, and Bostock
(Mohammad H. Fadel, Altmuslimah)

Support for LGBTQ rights, with a signal for religious liberty: What does Bostock actually mean for employers?
(Michael E. Brewer, William F. Dugan, Susan F. Eandi, and Emily Paige Harbison, Lexology)

Most favor SCOTUS ruling protecting LGBT workers
(Grant D. Crawford, Tahledquah Daily Press)

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Analysis: Bostock battles may cause religious ripples in states
(Dori Goldstein, Bloomberg Law)

LGBTQ workplace protections have been affirmed by SCOTUS, but aren't assured in Pa. They should be. [editorial]
(Lancaster Online)

U.S. Supreme Court ruling boosts legal argument for LGBT+ rights, experts say
(Oscar Lopez and Matthew Lavietes, The Dispatch)

Roberts and Gorsuch ‘play devil’s advocate’ say North Central Ohio clergy
(Front Lines Ohio)

Protecting LGBT employees and religious liberty
(Nathan Kasai, Third Way)

Monday, 29 June 2020

Supreme Court update: Bostock

Magid: US Supreme Court decision to grant protections to LGBT workers is an important expansion of the Civil Rights Act
(Julie Manning Magid, The Palm Beach Post)

Religious news from around the web June 29, 2020
(World Religion News)

Sunday, 28 June 2020

What does the LGBT-discrimination decision mean for religious employers?
(John Melcon, The Gospel Coalition)

Saturday, 27 June 2020

New cert petitions in Title VII religious-accommodation cases
(Thomas Berg, Mirror of Justice: A blog dedicated to the development of Catholic legal theory)

Put not your faith in judges
(Micheal Warsaw, National Catholic Register)

Friday, 26 June 2020

Ruling in favor of LGBTQ workers leaves 'religious liberty' unresolved | Terry Mattingly
(Terry Mattingly, knox news)

How the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County impacts the Muslim community
(Religious Freedom Institute)

Local LGBTQ leaders celebrate Title VII ruling
(Rachel Watson, Grand Rapids Business Journal)

Thursday, 25 June 2020

The law protects religious liberty far more than many people think
(Ilya Somin, Reason Foundation)

Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling turns 5: Acceptance, advancement, but opposition remains
(Richard Wolf, USA Today)

Opinion: Stability in the law and dignity for all
(John Bursch,

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Bostock and the murky future of workplace speech
(John Hirschauer, National Review)

‘Biology is not bigotry’ – Supreme Court decision threatens ‘religious freedom, privacy, safety’
(Tom Strode, The Pathway)

LGBT rights ruling isn’t the beginning of the end for religious liberty
(Daniel Bennett, Christianity Today)

The landmark ruling of the US Supreme Court in Bostock v Clayton County: Tracing the law through logic and textualism
(Ravi Shankar Pandey, Bar and Bench (India))

What faith-base employers need to know after the 'Bostock' decision
(Stanley Carlson-Thies, Religion Unplugged)

Bostock, the ministerial exception, and your next hire
(John Litzler, Front Porch News)

Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ discrimination points to faith leaders' divide over gay rights
(Wenei Philimon, USA Today)

Five years on, LGBT+ couples fear for future of gay marriage
(Oscar Lopez, Reuters)

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Religious news from around the web June 22, 2020
(Wayne Edward Hanson, World Religion News)

Judicial activism: Figment or fact?
(Julianne Appling, VCY America)

Monday, 22 June 2020

Devil in the detail of SCOTUS ruling on workplace bias puts LGBTQ rights and religious freedom on collision course
(Kelsy Burke and Emily Kazyak, The Conversation)

'Utah Compromise' on religious liberty, gay rights?
(Terry Mattingly, Herald-Mail Media)

Justice Gorsuch’s misguided sex discrimination opinion fails logic test
(Ryan T. Anderson, The Patriot Post)

Why Gorsuch upheld civil rights for LGBTQ Americans
(Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor)

Job protection for gays does not imperil religious freedom
(Michael McGough, Akron Beacon Journal Opinion)

Why Bostock will never have the final word on human sexuality
(David Closson, The Christian Post)

Landmark LGBT ruling: What it means for religious exemptions and the 2020 election
(Bobby Ross Jr., The Christian Chronicle)

US supreme court’s LGBTQ rights ruling is explosive – but do not read much into it
(Patrick Smyth, The Irish Times Opinion)

Plug-In: What does this landmark LGBTQ ruling mean for traditional religious institutions?
(Bobby Ross Jr., GetReligion)

The aftermath of Bostock: A cultural seismic shift
(Robert Rivera and John Stonestreet, Christian Headlines)

Stay tuned: Ceasefire in battles between LGBTQ rights and religious liberty?
(Terry Mattingly, GetReligion)

A rainbow in the sky (Bostock ruling)
(Kenneth Tiven, India Legal)

‘Ministerial exception’ still immune from rulings on discrimination
(Eric Brown, Republican American)

We can find common ground on gay rights and religious liberty
(Jonathan Rauch and Peter Wehner, The New York Times Opinion)

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia (consolidated with Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda)
(Case Page, SCOTUSblog)

Opinion analysis: Federal employment discrimination law protects gay and transgender employees (Updated)
(Amy Howe, SCOTUSblog)

Are we all textualists now?: Amy Howe and Kevin Russell discuss oral arguments in LGBT employment discrimination cases
(SCOTUStalk, SCOTUSblog)

Symposium: LGBT rights and religious freedom—finding a better way
(Alexander Dushku and R. Shawn Gunnarson, SCOTUSblog)

Symposium: The simplistic logic of Justice Neil Gorsuch’s account of sex discrimination
(Ryan Anderson, SCOTUSblog)

Symposium: The moral arc bends toward justice: Toward an intersectional legal analysis of LGBTQ rights
(Nicole Berner and Monica Jin Joo Wilk, SCOTUSblog)

Symposium: The triumph of textualism: “Only the written word is the law”
(Jonathan Skrmetti, SCOTUSblog)

Symposium: Progressive textualism and LGBTQ rights
(Katie Eyer, SCOTUSblog)

Symposium: The strength of the written word fulfills Title VII’s promise
(Sarah Rice, SCOTUSblog)

Simple math suggests complex back story at Supreme Court
(Mark Sherman, Associated Press)

Religious implications of Supreme Court's LGBT decision
(Brian J. Grim, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation)

Measuring the religious significance of the Supreme Court's LGBT decision
(Mark Silk, Religion News Service Opinion)

Religious liberty questions remain after court's ruling
(Tom Strode, Baptist News Global)

LGBTQ Rights v. Religious Liberties
(Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Ed)

The rainbow and the cross at the Supreme Court
(R.S. Ghio, Public Square Magazine)

Bostock is as sad as you think
(Andrew Walker, Christianity Today Opinion)

Do job protections for gay people imperil religious freedom? Not really
(Michael McGough, Los Angeles Times Opinion)

Religious exemptions not clear in SCOTUS civil rights ruling, legal experts say
(Timothy Nerozzi, Religion Unplugged)

'But Gorsuch...' crashes at Supreme Court: Now watch for 'Utah' references in news reports
(Terry Mattingly, GetReligion)

Are we headed toward a federal version of the Utah Compromise on LGBTQ rights?
(Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News Faith)

Poll: Most Americans think government should stay out of religious organizations’ hiring decisions
(Elle Reynolds, The Federalist)

LGBT claimant in Supreme Court win not fired because he was gay, former employer says
(Brandon Showalter, The Christian Post)

Legislating religious liberty
(Harvest Prude, World News Group)

In protecting LGBTQ workers, America must not overlook religious rights
(Hal Boydand Robert Snyder, Deseret News Opinion)

What the Supreme Court LGBT decision could mean for Catholic employers
(Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency)

After landmark LGBT rights ruling, unresolved questions await Supreme Court
(Marcia Coyle,

Certainly uncertain times (the Supreme Court's employment law decision)
(Kristen Waggoner, Newsweek Opinion)

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