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The Erosion of Tradition

Tradition is very much under attack today throughout the West, often being characterized as “the dead hand of the past.” This misguided view ignores centuries of learning. In his famous book, Orthodoxy, for example, G.K. Chesterton called tradition “the democracy … Continue reading

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Supreme Court protects right of Muslim prisoner to grow a short beard

In┬áHolt v. Hobbs, No. 13-6827 (January 20, 2015), the Supreme Court held unanimously that a state prisoner had the statutory right under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) to grow a 1/2 inch beard in accordance with … Continue reading

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