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  • __ U.S. __ (2015), 14-556, Obergefell v. Hodges

    ... can reveal unjustified inequality within fundamental institutions that once passed unnoticed and unchallenged, this Court has ... Amendment ensures that religions, those who adhere to religious doctrines, and others have protection as they seek to teach the ... whom to marry is among life's momentous acts of self-definition." Goodridge , 440 Mass., at 322, 798 N.E.2d, at 955. . ...

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  • __ U.S. __ (2014), 13-354, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

    ... .          The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) prohibits the " Government ... legal fiction of including corporations within RFRA's definition of " persons," but the purpose of extending rights to ... exempt churches and other nonprofit religious institutions but not for-profit corporations. See Brief for HHS in No. 13-356, ...

  • ___ U.S. ___ (2013), 12-307, United States v. Windsor

    ...2684 - 2696. (a) By history and tradition the definition and regulation of marriage has been treated as being within the ... public significance even [when] other governmental institutions may be more competent to address the questions and even though ...Rev. Stat. Ann. §457:1-a (West Supp. 2012); Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act of 2009, 57 D. ...

  • 492 U.S. 573 (1989), 87-2050, County of Allegheny v. American Civil Liberties Union,

    ... or primary effect." Although, in refining the definition of governmental action that unconstitutionally "advances" ... from appearing to take a position on questions of religious belief or from "making adherence to a religion relevant in any ... than affiliating itself with religious beliefs or institutions, precisely in order to avoid discriminating against citizens on ...

  • 461 U.S. 574 (1983), 81-3, 81-1., Bob Jones University v. U.s.

    ... discriminatory admission standards on the basis of religious doctrine do not qualify as tax-exempt organizations under the ... public policy.  Racially discriminatory educational institutions cannot be viewed as conferring a public benefit within the above ...--determining taxable income."   Kurtz, Difficult Definitional Problems in Tax Administration:  Religion and Race, 23 Catholic ...

  • 441 U.S. 520 (1979), 77-1829, Bell v. Wolfish

    ... by the asserted security problems because other institutions allow greater ownership of personal property and receipt of ... under the Fourth Amendment is not capable of precise definition or mechanical application. In each case, it requires a balancing ..., unannounced transfers; improper restrictions on religious freedom; and an insufficient and inadequately trained staff. . ...

  • 456 U.S. 228 (1982), 80-1666, Larson v. Valente

    ...'s charitable solicitations Act provides that only those religious organizations that receive more than half of their total ... direct mail, but who are not substantial religious institutions in . . . our state. .          Id. at 13. Another ...4, definition of "charitable organizations," and that. [t]he [Association] ...

  • 485 U.S. 439 (1988), 86-1013, Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association

    ... historically been used by certain American Indians for religious rituals that depend upon privacy, silence, and an undisturbed ... it is feasible, is for the legislatures and other institutions. Cf. The Federalist No. 10 (suggesting that the effects of ... that Webster's includes, as one of the two accepted definitions of "prohibit," "to prevent from doing something." Webster's Ninth ...

  • After Hobby Lobby: the 'religious for-profit' and the limits of the autonomy doctrine.

    ... and religious nonprofits enjoy considerable latitude to serve as non-state mediating institutions in civil society. Religious organizations have the right to maintain a religious identity. (23) The ... backfire in other areas of Religion Clause jurisprudence, where, for instance, a broad definition of religion, together with an aggressive approach to exemptions, was met with judicial resistance ...

  • 440 U.S. 490 (1979), 77-752, National Labor Relations Board v. Catholic Bishop of Chicago

    ... jurisdiction only when schools are "completely religious" not just "religiously associated," as it found to be the case ... exercise jurisdiction over nonprofit, educational institutions because to do so would not effectuate the purposes of the Act. ...In that Act, Congress amended the definition of "employer" in § 2 of the original Act to exclude nonprofit ...

  • 401 U.S. 437 (1971), 85, Gillette v. United States

    ... the armed forces of the United States who, by reason of religious training and belief, is conscientiously opposed to participation ... part, petitioners make no attempt to provide a careful definition of the claim to exemption that they ask the courts to carve out ... invested with legitimate authority to preserve its institutions. . . . These, however, derive their authority from God, as St. ...

  • 547 U.S. 47 (2006), 04-1152, Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights, Inc.

    ... Solomon Amendment--which provides that educational institutions denying military recruiters access [126 S.Ct. 1300] equal to that ... "a longstanding policy of pacifism based on historical religious affiliation." §983(c)(2). The Government and FAIR agree on what ...Recruiters are, by definition, outsiders who come onto campus for the limited purpose of trying ...

  • 339 U.S. 382 (1950), 10, American Communications Assn. v. Douds

    ... oath" contrary to the provision of Article VI that "no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or ... their essence in their form; they are organic living institutions transplanted from English soil. Their significance is vital not ..., however, is not one of wholly consistent academic definition of abstract terms. It is, rather, the practical criterion of fair ...

  • 530 U.S. 640 (2000), 99-699, Boy Scouts of America v. Dale

    ... variety of political, social, economic, educational, religious, and cultural ends." This right is crucial in preventing the ...[ 2 ] New Jersey's statutory. . definition of " '[a] place of public accommodation' " is extremely broad. ...; for Deans of Divinity Schools and Rabbinical Institutions by David A. Schulz; for the National Association for the ...

  • The Kavanaugh Nomination: How Screwed Are We?

    ...-the role of religion in public schools, taxpayer aid to religious institutions, and the definition of "religious freedom" to name ...

  • 319 U.S. 157 (1943), 450, Douglas v. City of Jeannette

    ... are Jehovah's Witnesses, persons who entertain religious beliefs and engage in religious practices which it describes; ... Referring now to the foregoing Scriptural definition of harlot: what religious system exactly fits the prophecies ... conform in mere belief or in support of prevailing institutions and theology. It was to assure religious teaching as much freedom ...

  • 548 U.S. 521 (2006), 04-1739, Beard v. Banks

    ...While Pennsylvania "is free to alter its definition of incarceration to include the retention" of unfettered access ... permitted legal and personal correspondence, religious and legal materials, two library books, and writing paper. Id. , ... of censorship," such that "inmates of correctional institutions are denied access to books which are freely available to the rest ...

  • 438 U.S. 265 (1978), 7811, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke

    ...No formal definition of "disadvantaged". . was ever produced, id. at 163-164, but ... . whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality. .          ... 32 . Members of various religious and ethnic groups, primarily but not exclusively of Eastern, ...

  • 539 U.S. 306 (2003), 02-241, Grutter v. Bollinger

    ...We are a "free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality." Loving v. Virginia, ... admissions has been the vehicle for racial, ethnic, and religious tinkering and experimentation by university administrators. The ...The Court confuses deference to a university's definition of its educational objective with deference to the implementation ...

  • Virtue, freedom, and the First Amendment.

    ... and attitudes about virtuous and vicious expression and religious exercise, and they have served not only to protect the American ... breaches of the peace, it constitutes an authoritative definition of what is not to be permitted." (127) Those limits have not ...The vitality of civil and political institutions in our society depends on free discussion.. [I]t is only through ...

  • 723 F.3d 1114 (10th Cir. 2013), 12-6294, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius

    ...; National Association of Evangelicals; Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention; ...§ 147.130(a)(1)(iv)(B).           This definition of religious employer might change, however, as the federal . . ... other non-profit organizations, including religious institutions of higher education, that have maintained religious objections to ...

  • Divine Destruction.

    ... in the name of cow protection? Is this really religious violence--and, if so, in what sense is it "religious"? Why do ... violence is nonconflictual and is, for this reason, by definition apolitical. The question, therefore, that faces the modern world ... the rules that govern said rank and status (i.e., institutions themselves). . Conflicts over relative rank and status within an ...

  • Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act

    This document proposes a change to the definition of an eligible organization that can avail itself of an accommodation with respect to coverage of certain preventive services under section 2713 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended, and incorporated into the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal...

    ...SUMMARY: This document proposes a change to the definition of an eligible organization that can avail itself of an ... group health plans established or maintained by certain religious employers (and group health insurance coverage provided in ... coverage arranged by eligible organizations that are institutions of higher education, that effectively exempt them from this ...