Tag: First Amendment

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    “For the protection of government as well as for the protection of religion, they need to be separate. I think when government gets involved in religion, it corrupts religion, and I think when religion gets involved with government, it can corrupt government,” says plaintiff Susan Galloway. More

    October 4, 2013 | Comments

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    “As Muslim societies wrestle with how to treat religious minorities, let them look to our nation,” said Cardinal Theodore McCarrick this week in his congressional testimony on protecting the civil rights of American Muslims. Watch excerpts from the hearing. More

    March 30, 2011 | Comments

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    “The issue is are there things which are justifiably secret and ought to be kept secret, and there are,” says former Ambassador Edward Rowell. More

    February 11, 2011 | Comments

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    Look back at excerpts from our conversations with reporters over the past 10 years about religion and its changing role in our world.
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    December 22, 2010 | Comments

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    Should hateful and offensive speech that is religiously motivated be accepted as legitimate public discourse protected by the Constitution? More

    October 8, 2010 | Comments

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    Kim Lawton looks at how the US works out the sometimes complicated relationship between freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion. More

    August 23, 2010 | Comments

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    Watch University of Notre Dame peace studies and political science professor George Lopez, currently a senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace, comment on the consequences of the Supreme Court’s recent decision upholding a federal law that makes it a crime to provide “material support” to foreign terrorist organizations, even if the help takes the form of training for peacefully resolving conflicts. More

    June 25, 2010 | Comments

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    Watch the scene outside the Supreme Court on April 19 following oral arguments in the case of Christian Legal Society v Martinez. More

    April 20, 2010 | Comments

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    “The Constitution protects the rights of groups to come together to articulate their messages and choose their messengers,” says Greg Baylor, attorney for the Christian Legal Society. More

    April 16, 2010 | Comments

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    A recent expansion of the federal hate crimes law “does not suspend the First Amendment,” says New York Times staff writer David Kirkpatrick, “and there’s nobody, I think, on either side of the US Senate or House of Representatives that intends to see preachers locked in jail.” More

    October 30, 2009 | Comments

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