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Is Religious Freedom On A Collision Course With Newly Gained Civil Rights?

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Since the United States Supreme Court issued Obergefell in 2015, there have been dark predictions that religious freedom and other, more recently gained, civil rights protections are on a collision course. Recent developments...more

Littler

UK Supreme Court Rules on 'Gay Cake' Case

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Cakes have become an unlikely battleground for gay rights over the past few years. In the United States there has been a spate of cases where individuals have challenged refusals to provide cakes for same-sex weddings or in...more

Flaster Greenberg PC

A Conference, A City & A Tragedy

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Before the end of each day at last week’s Shale Insight Conference in Pittsburgh, first MSC President Dave Spigelmyer and then WVONGA President Anne Blankenship warned the attendees to take off their conference badges once...more

Field Law

Supreme Court Defers to Law Societies in Denial of TWU’s Law School

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In the related decisions of Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University, 2018 SCC 32, and Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 SCC 33, the Supreme Court of Canada concluded that...more

Bennett Jones LLP

Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia: The Duty to Consult and Protecting Religious Freedom Rights

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On November 2, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia (Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations), 2017 SCC 54. This case dealt with a novel argument related to the...more

Fisher Phillips

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Trump’s Second Travel Ban - Decision Sets Up Inevitable Date At Supreme Court

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In a 10-3 decision, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday upheld the nationwide injunction that had blocked President Trump’s second executive order banning certain travel into the country from taking effect. The Court...more

Fisher Phillips

President Trump Signs Second “Travel Ban” Executive Order; Hawaii and Maryland Federal Courts Block Ban Temporarily; DOJ Expected...

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On March 6, 2017, President Donald Trump signed a new “Travel Ban” Executive Order with an effective date of March 16, 2017. The order revoked a previous executive order signed on January 27, 2017, which was blocked by the...more

Butler Snow LLP

The Curious Evolution of the Executive Order

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On January 27, 2017, barely a week into office, President Donald J. Trump issued Executive Order 13769 for the stated purpose of “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” Both vigorously...more

Roetzel & Andress

UPDATE: Trump's Immigration Executive Order, Refused by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

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Late yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate President Donald Trump’s immigration Executive Order (Order) which suspended the entry of aliens from seven countries into the United States for 90 days....more

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“Onionhead” is a Religion Under Title VII: Court Finds in Favor of Employees in Reverse Religious Bias Case

A federal district court recently ruled that an employer-initiated program known as Onionhead was a religion for the purposes of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. United...more

Dentons

Men without hardhats: where freedom of religion loses out to workplace safety

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Freedom of religion and the duty to accommodate within the workplace context is a highly important issue in Québec given the discrimination provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as the Québec...more

Faegre Baker Daniels

Dress Policy and Religious Discrimination

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In Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions NV (Case C-157/15) and Bougnaoui v Micropole SA (Case C-188-15), two Advocate Generals (AG) of the European Court of Justice provided conflicting opinions when considering whether bans on...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Oxford, Alabama, City Council Adopts Ordinance Restricting Access to Bathroom Facilities Based on Biological Sex

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The City Council of Oxford, Alabama, has enacted an ordinance regulating the utilization of bathroom or changing facilities within the City of Oxford, Alabama, making it unlawful for a person to use a bathroom or changing...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Texas Court Rules Religious Institutions not Exempt From all Employment-Related Claims

The United States and Texas Constitutions each provide for the free exercise of religion and the separation of church and state. These constitutional prescriptions frequently bar the application of civil laws, including...more

Burr & Forman

Colorado Rules Baker Cannot Refuse Service to Same-Sex Couples for Religious Reasons

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In a post last week, I discussed how some believe Tennessee’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”) could allow Tennessee businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples despite a recent ruling that...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Yule Time Tips, Part II: Knowing the Difference Between Religious Assumptions and Religious Accommodations

Picture this scenario. You are a busy manager of a retail organization. You assume that a sales employee is deeply religious because she wears religious symbols around her neck, talks about her pastor and church services...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Islamic Center and City of Norwalk, Connecticut Reach Proposed Settlement in RLUIPA Suit

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Al Madany Islamic Center and the Norwalk Zoning Commission have agreed to the terms of a proposed settlement stemming from the Commission’s 2012 denial of the Islamic Center’s proposal to construct a 27,000 square-foot mosque...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

DOJ Sues Minnesota City Over Denial of Islamic Somali Immigrants’ Mosque Proposal

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has sued the City of St. Anthony Village under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) after the City Council, in 2012, denied the Abu Huraira Islamic Center’s...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Lake County, Illinois “Hat Trick”* Defeats Religious Meditation House in Federal Suit

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In MAUM Meditation House of Truth v. Lake County, Illinois, No. 13-cv-3794 (N.D. Ill. 2014), the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled that Lake County, Illinois did not violate MAUM...more

Stoel Rives LLP

Washington State Supreme Court's Decision on Religious Accommodation: What It Means for Employers

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Employers in Washington should take note of last week’s decision from the Washington State Supreme Court holding that state law allows a claim for failure to reasonably accommodate an employee’s religious practices. That...more

Varnum LLP

Employee Fired For Getting Divorce Cannot Raise Claim Against Former Religious Employer

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As I noted in my last blog post, the First Amendment does much more than give a person the right to the freedom of speech. For example, the First Amendment contains the Religion Clauses, one of which allows religious...more

Akerman LLP - Health Law Rx

Affordable Care Act Update April 7, 2014: High Courts Vet Key Provisions Of The Affordable Care Act Government Extends Enrollment...

March 2014 has produced quite a bit of activity regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA"). On March 24, 2014, oral argument was held in the latest challenges to the ACA in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby...more

Franczek P.C.

Federal Court Says New York City Schools Can Prohibit “Religious Worship” In School Facilities

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As reported in the New York Times, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a school district could prohibit outside community groups from using school facilities for “religious services” without violating the...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Religious Institutions Update - April 2014

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Does a closely held for-profit corporation have a constitutionally or statutorily protected right to exercise religion under the Free Exercise Clause or the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA)? The U.S. Supreme...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Religious Freedom, Contraceptive Services, and The ACA: The Dilemma of the Self-Certification Provision

On February 21, 2014, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-to-1 decision, denied a preliminary injunction enjoining the federal government from enforcing the self-certification provisions of the Affordable Care Act...more

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