Tag: Supreme Court

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    According to the majority, the Christian Legal Society is not entitled to a “preferential exemption.” But according to the dissent, the Court’s decision in Christian Legal Society v Martinez is “a serious setback for freedom of expression.” More

    July 2, 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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    Five Supreme Court justices have agreed that the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment forbids sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole for juveniles who commit crimes in which no one is killed. More

    May 21, 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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    On November 9, a divided Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases about just punishment for juveniles convicted of non-homicide offenses. Are life sentences imposed on juvenile offenders cruel and unusual? More

    November 13, 2009 | Comments

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    “That’s federal public lands,” says plaintiff Frank Buono. “It belongs to everyone, and so it matters to me that the lands held in common by the United States do not become the venues for sectarian religious expressions, even of my own religious expressions.” More

    October 2, 2009 | Comments

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    As the U.S. Senate prepared for hearings on President George W. Bush’s nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, the court heard arguments on a major religious freedom case. At issue is whether the União do Vegetal Church should be able to import a hallucinogenic tea it uses for worship, or whether the government should be able to prevent that as a danger to public health. More

    November 4, 2005 | Comments

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    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is generating controversy on another issue. Scalia criticized the Roman Catholic Church's stand against the death penalty. At a forum on religion and the death penalty, Scalia said he does not agree with the Church's position on capital punishment.

    February 1, 2002 | Comments

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