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Supreme Court Protects Free Speech in Two New Decisions




Speaking to a graduating class of Catholic seminarians in Philadelphia in May of this year, Justice Samuel Alito warned against growing incursions on the right of free speech, observing that “The idea that speech can be banned if it expresses … Continue reading




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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Pharmacists’ Religious Exemption Claim




Regulations issued by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy require all pharmacists to provide emergency contraceptives, specifically mandating that no one may refuse to do so based on religious grounds. In Stormans, Inc. v. Wiesman, No. 15-862 (June 28, 2016), the … Continue reading




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Fisher v. University of Texas: Affirmative Action for Well-to-Do Minorities?




The admissions policies of the University of Texas now before the Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas demonstrate how dramatically affirmative action has changed. Once a device for remediating past racial discrimination, the focus has shifted to fostering diversity. Indeed, … Continue reading




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