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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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Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases
In  Isakhanova v. Muniz , 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 55649 (ND CA, April 26, 2016), a California federal district court allowed a suit by the mother of a Muslim inmate to proceed.  While visiting her son in prison, the mother was held for several hours on suspic...
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Christian Retreat Center Not Subject To Hotel Room Tax
In  Susquehanna County Commissioners v. Montrose Bible Conference ,  (PA Commonwlth. Ct., April 21, 2016), a 3-judge appellate court panel upheld a lower court's ruling that a retreat center operated by a Christian religious organization is not subject to t...
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President Sends Greetings For Orthodox Christian Easter
In a White House press release ( full text ) yesterday, President Obama sent greetings to members of the Orthodox Christian community who are celebrating the Orthodox Easter this week end, saying in part: Michelle and I extend our best wishes to members of ...
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EEOC Sues Hospital Over Arbitrary Deadline For Religious Accommodation Requests
The EEOC announced today that it has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Mission Hospital based in Asheville, North Carolina.  At issue are requests by 3 employees for religious exemptions from the hospital's requirement that all employees rece...
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Secretary Kerry Speaks on Impact of Religion on U.S. Foreign Policy
On Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a lengthy address ( full text ) ( video ) at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy focusing on the impact of religion on U.S. foreign policy. He said in part: Religion today remains deeply co...
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One Suit Against Scientology Proceeds As Leader Threatens Another (Unrelated) Lawsuit
In Los Angeles yesterday, a California state trial court judge refused to dismiss a suit brought against the Church of Scientology International and its Religion Technology Center by former church member Laura Ann DeCrescenzo.  According to MyNews L.A. , pl...
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When Are Prison Chaplains "State Actors"?
In an opinion recommending dismissal of an inmate's First Amendment and RLUIPA claims, a California federal magistrate judge held that some decisions by prison staff chaplains do not amount to "state action" for constitutional purposes.  In Wolcott v. Board...
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GITMO Judge Defers Lifting Order Accommodating Muslim Detainees After Remarks By Top Brass
As previously reported , early last year a military judge at Guantanamo Bay issued an interim order requiring authorities to stop using female guards to move 5 defendants held in a top-secret Guantanamo unit back and forth to meetings with their lawyers. De...
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Michigan City Restores Cross On Sand Dune-- Sort Of...
As previously reported , in a controversial move last year that was unsuccessfully challenged by citizens, the city of Grand Haven, Michigan agreed to remove a 48 foot cross that had been displayed periodically on a city-owned sand dune for 50 years. The ci...
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Alabama City Outlaws Restroom Use Conforming To Gender Identity That Differs From Birth Certificate
In the latest chapter in the "bathroom wars," on Tuesday the Oxford, Alabama City Council unanimously passed Ordinance No. 2016-18 ( full text ) barring anyone from using rest rooms or changing facilities that do not correspond to the gender stated on the p...
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Armed Forces Court of Appeals Hears Oral Arguments On Court Martial For Refusing To Remove Religious Signs
Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces heard oral arguments in United States v. Sterling.  In the case, the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals upheld a court martial conviction of a marine corps member for disobeying a lawful...
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Christian Groups Sues Challenging University's Speech Permit Policy
A Christian student organization at North Carolina State University this week filed suit against University officials challenging the school's Speech Permit Policy that requires students to obtain prior written permission before distributing leaflets or sol...
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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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