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Howard Friedman
Worked at University of Toledo College of Law
Attended Ohio State University
Lives in Detroit, MI, United States
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FASB Proposes Changes In Accounting Standards For Non-Profits
On April 22, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued an Exposure Draft containing proposed refinements in current accounting standards for Non-Profit Entities. ( Full text ). The proposals address several issues: Deficiencies in the utility of infor...
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Supreme Court Denies Certiorari In Title VII Case
Last Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in  Macon v. J.C. Penney Co. , (Docket No. 14-946, cert. denied 4/20/2015) ( Order List .)  In the case, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in a Dec. 29, 2014 opinion ( full text ) affirmed the distri...
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Oklahoma Legislature Passes 2 Bills Protecting Clergy, Judges and Churches That Object To Same-Sex Marriage
The Oklahoma legislature this week gave final passage to HB 1007 ( full text ) protecting clergy and religious organizations that object to same-sex marriage.  The bill provides that clergy shall not be required to solemnize marriages that violate their con...
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Sex Club Evades Zoning Restrictions By Becoming A Church
The Washington Post yesterday published a lengthy and fascinating account of a Nashville, Tennessee swingers sex club that has apparently gotten around a number of zoning hurdles put in its way by turning itself into a church-- the United Fellowship Center....
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Obama Urged To Appoint Near East Religious Freedom Envoy
Last year Congress passed and the President signed the Near East and South Central Asia Religious Freedom Act which provides that  the President may appoint a Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Cent...
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Catholic Bishop Robert Finn, Convicted of Not Reporting Sex Abuse, Resigns
According to the National Catholic Reporter , the Vatican yesterday announced that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn, head of the diocese of St. Joseph-Kansas City, Missouri.  In September 2012, Finn became the first bishop con...
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Arizona Gets $2.18M In Attorneys Fees From FLDS Controlled Towns
As previously reported , last September an Arizona federal district court imposed a $50,000 civil penalty under the Arizona Fair Housing Act against the FLDS-controlled towns of Colorado City, Ariz., and Hildale, Utah for denying utility service to a couple...
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Controversial Former Navy Chaplain Now Running For Colorado State Senate
Former Navy chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt , who gained national attention for his long-running battle with the military over regulations requiring chaplains to deliver inclusive prayers at military events (see prior posting ), is back in the news. Kl...
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Texas Chef Says Feeding Homeless In Park Is Protected By State's RFRA
San Antonio, Texas chef Joan Cheever was cited by police earlier this month for feeding the homeless in the city's Maverick Park.  According to a report last week by My San Antonio , Cheever has been serving restaurant quality food to the city's homeless fo...
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County Council Prayer Policy May Limit Invocations To Local Clergy
In Coleman v. Hamilton County, Tennessee , (ED TN, April 22, 2015), a Tennessee federal district court upheld the prayer policy of the Hamilton County, Tennessee Commission.  The policy allows any eligible member of the clergy in the county to deliver an op...
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Plaintiffs Say LA County Continues To Use Seal With Cross In Violation of Agreement
According to the  Los Angeles Times, , yesterday a group of Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders in Los Angeles filed papers in federal court alleging that Los Angeles County is violating an agreement it entered in connection with a pending lawsuit challeng...
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Irish Court Dismisses Abuse Suit Against Religious Order Not Brought For 30 Years
In Cassidy v. The Provincialate ,  (Ireland Ct. App., April 16, 2015), Ireland's Court of Appeal held that a sex abuse suit seeking damages from the Religious Sisters of Charity should be dismissed for inordinate and inexcusable delay.  The suit was brought...
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  • Ohio State University
    BA (Political Science)
  • Harvard Law School
    (JD)
  • Georgetown University Law Center
    (LL.M.)
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Editor: Religion Clause Blog
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  • University of Toledo College of Law
    Professor of Law Emeritus, 2013
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