NEWSFLASH! 2/10-2/24

Virginia lawmakers have repealed a centuries-old, vague profanity law. The statute criminalized “any person [who] profanely curses or swears” and made any violation thereof a Class 4 misdemeanor. While Virginia joins a host of states who have already repealed such laws, many states still retain profanity statutes. As one spokesman for Virginia’s governor—who is expected … Continue reading NEWSFLASH! 2/10-2/24

Tipping the Balance: the Conscience Rule, Religious Freedom, and Health Care

By: Tim Sookram On May 21, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights promulgated the final version of the “Conscience Rule,” a regulation aimed at protecting the rights of those who cite religious grounds in refusing to perform or assist with certain health care services. Opponents have decried the … Continue reading Tipping the Balance: the Conscience Rule, Religious Freedom, and Health Care