Posts Tagged ‘Employment’

NRO: Pharmacists’ Conscience Rights on Trial

December 9, 2011

Conscience rights battled out in federal court.

Gov. Gregoire vs. Religious Liberty

November 30, 2011

America’s struggling economy can’t afford more boarded up businesses, just because some in government power find conscience protections unsavory.

Belmont Abbey College v. Burwell

November 10, 2011

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty represents Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic liberal arts college founded by Benedictine monks, in a lawsuit against the federal government to protect Belmont Abbey’s right to be true to its principles.  As a Catholic college, Belmont Abbey teaches that contraception, sterilization, and abortion are against God’s law. So in Read More

PBS Religion and Ethics features Luke Goodrich on Supreme Court Case, Hosanna-Tabor

October 13, 2011

Click here to watch the video or read the transcript.

USA Today- In Hosanna-Tabor, government should butt out

October 3, 2011

Led by the non-sectarian Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Hosanna-Tabor’s defenders know that a decision against the church could have terrible consequences for freedom of conscience in America.

Christian Post – Should Religious Institutions Follow Anti-Discrimination Laws? Supreme Court Decides

September 30, 2011

Should religious institutions have to follow anti-discrimination laws? That’s the question the Supreme Court will address on Oct. 5, when one of the most important religion cases in decades will be presented. he case concerns “ministerial exception,” a 40-year-old legal doctrine that protects churches and other religious institutions from government interference in their employment decisions. Read More

UC Hastings’ “The Faculty Lounge” – Obama Justice Department Wants to Eliminate the Ministerial Exception

Next week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC.   The case involves the scope of the ministerial exception from federal employment discrimination laws, or so we thought until the Obama administration’s Justice Department filed a brief contending that the ministerial exception ought not exist.   The ministerial Read More

Beliefnet – Supreme Court to consider whether churches can hire, fire without government interference

Does a church have the right to hire or fire the preacher without worrying about government interference? If a Catholic priest decides he doesn’t accept the authority of the Pope, can the diocese recall him without worrying about the National Labor Relations Board? Can the local Baptist church fire a youth minister who announces he Read More

University of Virginia Law School Blog – Laycock to Argue Religious Employment Discrimination Case Before U.S. Supreme Court

University of Virginia law professor Douglas Laycock will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday that the justices should retain limits on the ability of employees of religious organizations to sue for employment discrimination. Laycock, a leading expert on the law of religious liberty, is the counsel of record for a religious church and Read More

Health Care Reform and the HHS mandate on sterilization and all FDA-approved contraceptives (2010-present)

Attacks on freedom of conscience in the healthcare industry are accelerating.  In August 2011, HHS published regulations that will soon require virtually every employer regardless of conscientious objection to fund contraceptives, sterilizations, and drugs that many believe are chemical abortions. HHS did create an exemption for so-called “religious employers.” But, in doing so, HHS chose Read More

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