(RNS) The rhetorical devices that ascribe the characteristics of a citizen to the legal fiction called a “corporation” are the mud and magic that produce a golem.
(RNS) Even to the most secular of liberals, six Catholics on the Supreme Court would not be a problem, so long as they were six Catholics like Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
(RNS) The Health and Human Services Department has already offered an accommodation to faith-based nonprofits that allows them to sign a waiver giving a third-party administrator permission to take care of the birth control coverage.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) On the surface, the fight was over the minutiae of Tennessee’s sunshine, or public notice, laws. But a thriving anti-Muslim movement in Tennessee fueled the fight.
(RNS) The heart of future litigation will likely be whether the governmental prayer is sufficiently coercive or proselytizing, a point on which, in this case, the court split.
(RNS) Why not have two “proper” forms of the pledge, one saying “under God” and one saying “under law,” and permit students to choose which they prefer?
(RNS) Most voters, even unbelievers, favor allowing generic prayer at public meetings.
(RNS) Money turns our ears toward the well-articulated pleas of the well-financed and makes it really hard to hear other voices from the community -- many of whom have legitimate grievances.
Supporters and opponents of the Obamacare contraception mandate squared off on social media Tuesday (March 25) with tweets, snowy images and dueling graphics.
(RNS) The owners of Elane Photography in New Mexico want the U.S. Supreme Court to focus solely on free speech -- in this case, the freedom not to photograph same-sex ceremonies.
(RNS) Hobby Lobby President Steve Green, with a life steeped in faith, may be the ideal plaintiff in the looming Supreme Court showdown over religious freedom and the Affordable Cate Act contraception mandate.
(RNS) While religious liberty remains a "core value" in Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday, "so is non-discrimination." And therein lies the balancing act that's at the root of several other disputes.
(RNS) A ruling by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen sets the stage for a possible Supreme Court showdown, though cases from Utah and Oklahoma also are headed that way.
(RNS) Without a positive result from the Supreme Court, the Green family, owners of Hobby Lobby, will be forced to pay millions of dollars in federal fines if they maintain their convictions.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Religion, medicine and politics shape the way people define pregnancy and abortion -- key points in the battles over the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate.