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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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Israel Appoints 7 New Muslim Religious Court Judges
In Israel yesterday, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked spoke at a ceremony at the President's residence marking the appointment of seven new judges (Qadis) to Israeli Shariah courts that adjudicate Muslim personal status ...
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4th Circuit: Variance Denial For Church Does Not Violate RLUIPA
In Andon, LLC v. City of Newport News Virginia ,  (4th Cir., Feb. 9, 2016), the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the argument that a Board of Zoning Appeals' refusal to grant a zoning variance amounted to a substantial burden on religious exercise...
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New York Regulations Aim To End Conversion Therapy
On Feb. 6, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced  a series of executive actions to prevent the practice of LGBT conversion therapy in the state: The New York State Department of Financial Services is issuing regulations barring New York insurers from pro...
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Church's State Court Suit Challenges California Mandate For Health Insurance Abortion Coverage
A La Mesa, California church last week filed suit in state court against the California Department of Managed Health Care challenging a state requirement that all health insurance policies sold in California cover elective abortions, without exceptions.  Th...
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Recent Articles of Interest
From SSRN: John D. Moore, The First Amendment Case for Corporate Religious Rights , (16 Nev. L.J. 1 (2015)). Micah Schwartzman, Chad Flanders & Zoe Robinson, The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty , (Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. ...
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Nevada Democratic Caucuses Pose Problems For Sabbath Observers
After this week's New Hampshire primaries, the presidential candidates move to Nevada and South Carolina.  As reported last week by the  Las Vegas Review-Journal , the Democratic caucuses in Nevada are on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 11:00 a.m.  This means that obs...
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National Federation of Blind Settles EEOC's Religious Accommodation Lawsuit
The EEOC announced Monday that the National Federation of the Blind has settled a religious discrimination lawsuit brought by the Commission on behalf of a Hebrew Pentecostal bookkeeper who was refused religious accommodation.  NFB fired Joseph R. Massey II...
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Court Says Enforcement Motion Against Kim Davis Is Moot
A decision by a Kentucky federal district court yesterday may have nearly ended the ongoing legal saga of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis who, until court intervention, refused to allow her office to issue any marriage licenses once same-sex marriage was legal...
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Suit In Nation of Georgia Seeks Marriage Equality
According to yesterday's  EurasiaNet , in the Caucasus nation of Georgia for the first time a lawsuit has been filed seeking to legalize same-sex marriage.  Plaintiff Giorgi Tatishvili filed suit in the Constitutional Court challenging the constitutionality...
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Victim Advocate Is Asked To Take Leave From Pontifical Commission on Protection of Minors
Crux reported Saturday that in the Vatican, British sexual abuse survivor Peter Saunders has been asked by other members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors to take a leave of absence from the Commission.  Saunders, appointed to the Co...
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Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases
In  Muhammad v. Virginia , 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11153 (WD VA, Feb. 1, 2016), a Virginia federal magistrate judge recommended dismissing a Nation of Islam inmate's complaint that the common fare diet does not comply with his religious beliefs and that if he...
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Suit Over Religious Themed Donor Plaque Dismissed After School Removes All Plaques
Last year, Michael Lucas, an alumnus of the Colorado School of Mines, filed suit against the school after it rejected the text he chose for a donor plaque. The school's fundraising campaign for a new Athletic Complex allowed donors to purchase a personalize...
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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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