Hannah C. Smith
Recent Articles by Hannah C. Smith
Published: Saturday, March 5, 2016 6:00 pm MST
Justice Antonin Scalia significantly impacted the direction of the court’s Free Exercise and Establishment Clause jurisprudence, the parts of the Constitution that directly shape religious liberty in Amer...
Published: Saturday, January 30, 2016 6:00 pm MST
The Blaine Amendments originated out of anti-Catholic prejudices, but the laws are still on the books in many states.
Published: Thursday, January 14, 2016 9:08 pm MST
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.
Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 11:52 am MDT
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.
Published: Sunday, October 2, 2011 12:00 am MDT
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. ...