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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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Mormon Judge's Recusal Not Required In Case Involving Indian Tribe
In Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah v. State of Utah ,  (D UT, July 25, 2016), a Utah federal district court rejected the contention that a federal judge's membership in the Mormon Church should be a basis for requiring recusal in ca...
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Israel's Parliament Enacts Law To Circumvent Court Ruling On Use of Mikvehs By Non-Orthodox Jewish Groups
According to the Jerusalem Post , in Israel on Monday the Knesset (Parliament) passed a controversial law that essentially circumvents an Israeli Supreme Court ruling last February (see prior posting ) that opened publicly funded  mikvehs  (ritual bath faci...
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9th Circuit: Healthcare System's Pension Plan Is Not An Exempt "Church Plan"
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday joined the 3rd and 7th Circuits in interpreting ERISA to cover plans of a number of religiously-affiliated health care systems that previously operated their pension plans on the assumption that they are exemp...
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RLUIPA Applies To Law Aimed At Transitional Housing For Sex Offenders
In Martin v. Houston ,  (MD AL, July 25, 2016), an Alabama federal district court held that a pastor can invoke RLUIPA in challenging an Alabama law that would require him to close down his mobile home transitional housing arrangement for recently-released ...
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2016 Democratic Platform On International Human Rights of LGBT Communities
Yesterday the Democratic Party at its national convention adopted its 2016 Platform ( full text ).  This is the sixth in a series of seven posts that focus on Platform provisions dealing with religious discrimination and with social issues that often genera...
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2016 Democratic Platform on Tribal Nation Religious Traditions
Yesterday the Democratic Party at its national convention adopted its 2016 Platform ( full text ).  This is the fourth in a series of seven posts that focus on Platform provisions dealing with religious discrimination and with social issues that often gener...
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Kansas City Sued Over Tourism Grant To Baptist Convention
A lawsuit was filed last week by the American Atheists challenging a grant that had been approved by the Kansas City, Missouri City Council to support the National Baptist Convention that will be hosted in Kansas City in September.  According to the complai...
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Nova Scotia Appeals Court Overturns Refusal To Recognize Christian Law School's Graduates
In Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society v. Trinity Western University , (NS Ct., App., July 26, 2016), the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, without reaching religious liberty claims, held that the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society exceeded its authority in adopting a ...
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Church Meeting Not Totally Immune From Judicial Examination
In Barrow v. Living Word Church ,  (SD OH, July 25, 2016), an Ohio federal magistrate judge refused to apply the ecclesiastical abstention doctrine to dismiss a suit by a former volunteer pastor who was removed from his position and from church membership, ...
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2016 Democratic Platform On Protecting Religious Minorities Internationally
Yesterday the Democratic Party at its national convention adopted its 2016 Platform ( full text ).  This is the last in a series of seven posts that focus on Platform provisions dealing with religious discrimination and with social issues that often generat...
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2016 Democratic Platform on Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice
Yesterday the Democratic Party at its national convention adopted its 2016 Platform ( full text ).  This is the fifth in a series of seven posts that focus on Platform provisions dealing with religious discrimination and with social issues that often genera...
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2016 Democratic Platform on Respecting Faith and Service
Yesterday the Democratic Party at its national convention adopted its 2016 Platform ( full text ).  This is the third in a series of seven posts that focus on Platform provisions dealing with religious discrimination and with social issues that often genera...
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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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