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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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Court Strikes Down Indiana's So-Called Anti-Discrimination Ban on Abortions
In Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. v. Commissioner, Indiana State Department of Health , (SD IN, June 30, 2016), an Indiana federal district court issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing new regulation of abortions and abortion pr...
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Federal District Court Strikes Down Mississippi's Anti-LGBT Conscience Protection Law
In Barber v. Bryant , (SD MS, June 30, 2016), a Mississippi federal district court in a stinging 60-page opinion, issued a preliminary injunction against enforcement of Mississippi House Bill 1523 , the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discr...
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British Tribunal: Deportation of Imam Does Not Violate Islamic Center's Religious Freedom
In Hamat v. Secretary of State for the Home Department , (UK UT, June 6, 2016), Britain's Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) rejected a claim that the government is unlawfully interfering with the choice of a religious leader by the Afghanistan...
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Canadian Court OK's Ontario's Refusal To Accredit Christian Law School
In  Trinity Western University v. The Law Society of Upper Canada , (CA ON, June 29, 2016), a 3-judge panel of the Court of Appeal for Ontario upheld the decision of the Law Society of Upper Canada to deny accreditation to Trinity Western Law School because...
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Supreme Court Denies Review In Two Abortion Cases
As reported by the New York Times , yesterday in the wake of its opinion in Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt striking down Texas' restrictions on abortion clinics (see prior posting ), the Court denied review in cases from Mississippi and Wisconsin in wh...
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India's Supreme Court May Consider Constitutionality of Muslim Divorce Practices
India's Supreme Court today said it will examine whether it has jurisdiction to invalidate Muslim personal laws if they interfere with constitutional rights.  According to NDTV , the move comes in a suit challenging triple talaq, the practice that allows a ...
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Alien Tort Suit Against Turkish Cleric Dismissed
In  Ates v. Gulen , (MD PA, June 29, 2016), a Pennsylvania federal district court dismissed an Alien Tort Statute lawsuit (as well as related state law claims) that had been brought by three residents of Turkey against Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric from ...
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Denial of Use Permit Did Not Impose "Substantial Burden" Under RLUIPA
In Livingston Christian Schools v. Genoa Charter Township , (ED MI, June 30, 2016), a Michigan federal district court held that a township's denial of a special use permit did not impose a substantial burden on the religious exercise rights of a Christian s...
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Belgian Council of State Says Proposed Ban On Ritual Slaughter Is Unconstitutional
JTA reported yesterday that in Belgium, the Council of State has issued an advisory opinion that proposed legislation to ban ritual slaughter would be overturned by the country's constitutional court as a violation of religious freedom.  The bill to end hal...
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In Settlement, Good News Clubs Win Equal Access To After-School Facilities
In Cleveland, Ohio, Child Evangelism Fellowship has won equal treatment with non-religious community groups in use of public school facilities for after-school activities.  The consent order ( full text ) in Child Evangelism Fellowship of Ohio, Inc. v. Clev...
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Criticism of Religious Scholarship Is Not Religious Discrimination
Hascall v. Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit , (WD PA, June 28, 2016), is a suit by a Duquesne Law School faculty member, Susan Hascall, who was denied tenure. A Pennsylvania federal district court refused to dismiss her charges of gender discriminatio...
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Supreme Court Denies Review In Washington State Pharmacy Case
The U.S. Supreme Court today denied review in Storman's Inc. v. Wiesman,   (Docket No. 15-682, cert. denied 6/28/2016), but over a 15-page dissent to the denial of certiorari written by Justice Alito and joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Thomas. (...
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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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