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Hannah C. Smith
Hannah C. Smith is a member of the Deseret News Editorial Advisory Board and Senior Counsel at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a public interest law firm that defends religious liberty for people of all faiths.

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The Blaine Amendments originated out of anti-Catholic prejudices, but the laws are still on the books in many states.
In 1993, the same year our nation celebrated its first official Religious Freedom Day, Congress passed another landmark bill, the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), by a nearly unanimous vote.
Last Monday, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby in favor of arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby in its challenge to a government rule under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
During its opening week of the term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in what some deem the most important religious liberty case in decades — Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Church and School v. ...