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30 May 2022, 12:42 pm by Mark Movsesian
[A review of Mchangama's "Free Speech"] Most people have at least some family and friends with whom they disagree about religion, politics, and other neuralgic topics. [read post]
5 May 2022, 12:14 pm by Mark Movsesian
[How it differs from past SCOTUS leaks and why it poses such a threat] Over at First Things today, I argue that the leak of the Dobbs draft opinion differs from past SCOTUS leaks and poses a much greater threat to the institution. [read post]
30 Mar 2022, 1:56 pm by Mark Movsesian
[Two new empirical studies on the influence of Nones in law and religion cases] One of the most discussed trends in American religion at the start of the 21st Century is the so-called "Rise of the Nones," the sharp increase, since the 1990s, in the percentage of Americans who tell pollsters they have no religious affiliation. [read post]
28 Mar 2022, 5:24 pm by Mark Movsesian
[Justice Kavanaugh argues for historical practice as a check on judicial intuition] A quick note on a very interesting Supreme Court opinion last week in the religious liberty context, Ramirez v. [read post]
27 Mar 2022, 6:51 pm by Rob Vischer
There's a new issue of the Journal of Law & Religion available to read online for free, and it includes an intriguing article by friend of MoJ Mark Movsesian, "Law, Religion, and the COVID-19 Crisis. [read post]
21 Jan 2022, 1:48 pm by Mark Movsesian
[The Court agrees to hear an important First Amendment case] Last week, the Supreme Court granted cert in Kennedy v. [read post]
13 Dec 2021, 7:51 am by Mark Movsesian
[Why Shakespeare's play about an absurd contract dispute continues to fascinate lawyers] Pretty much every lawyer in the English-speaking world has heard of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. [read post]
15 Oct 2021, 1:30 pm by Mark Movsesian
[What the cases reveal] At SSRN, I have a new draft that explores how courts across the globe have evaluated restrictions on public worship during the Covid epidemic. [read post]
11 Oct 2021, 4:00 am by Howard Friedman
Almulhim, From the Lack to the Requirement: The Public Consultation Reform in Saudi Arabia,  (UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law, Forthcoming).Mark Movsesian, Law, Religion, and the COVID Crisis, (Journal of Law and Religion, Forthcoming).Scott W. [read post]
23 Jun 2021, 1:39 pm by Mark Movsesian
[The Supreme Court decides the Catholic adoption services case] Last week, the Supreme Court decided the Catholic adoption services case, Fulton v. [read post]
26 May 2021, 1:16 pm by Mark Movsesian
[Corporate America today doesn't avoid political fights. [read post]
21 Dec 2020, 11:09 am by Mark Movsesian
[An obscure Christmas carol and our even more obscure Establishment Clause jurisprudence] At the Law and Religion Forum today, Donald Drakeman (Notre Dame) reflects on an obscure Christmas carol and our even more obscure Establishment Clause jurisprudence. [read post]
14 Dec 2020, 7:20 am by Mark Movsesian
[A new battle in America's culture wars] Late last month, by a vote of 5-4, the Supreme Court blocked enforcement of New York's restrictions on religious gatherings during the Covid epidemic. [read post]
9 Nov 2020, 1:07 pm by Mark Movsesian
[A perplexing oral argument at SCOTUS] Last week, the Supreme Court heard argument in Fulton v. [read post]
24 Oct 2020, 12:44 pm by Mark Movsesian
[A podcast on religious tolerance in early Christian thought] Most people today think of religious liberty and religious tolerance as Enlightenment ideals–a triumph of reason over Christian obscurantism. [read post]
24 Oct 2020, 12:44 pm by Mark Movsesian
[A podcast on religious tolerance in early Christian thought] Most people today think of religious liberty and religious tolerance as Enlightenment ideals–a triumph of reason over Christian obscurantism. [read post]
15 Oct 2020, 5:58 am by Mark Movsesian
[The arguments against her don't hold up] At First Things, I have an essay on the Barrett confirmation, arguing that Senate should vote to confirm. [read post]