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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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IRS New Form For Small Non-Profit Applications Has Eliminated Backlog
BNA Daily Report for Executives  [subscription required] reported on Feb. 27 that an IRS official recently told a conference that the IRS new streamlined Form 1023-EZ for small entities has been successful in getting rid of the backlog of 75,000 application...
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Court Martial Conviction For Refusal To Remove Biblical Quotes From Desk Upheld
In  United States v. Sterling , 2015 CCA LEXIS 65 (NMCCA, Feb. 26, 2015), the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals upheld a court martial conviction of a marine corps member for disobeying a lawful order to remove signs containing Biblical verse...
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Study Released On Religious Restrictions and Hostilities
The Pew Research Center on Thursday issued  its annual report for 2013 on the extent to which governments around the world restrict religious minorities and the extent to which non-governmental actors engage in social hostillity toward religion.  The report...
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3 Senior Faculty Attack Notre Dame's Granting of Benefits To Same-Sex Couples
Three senior faculty members at the University of Notre Dame earlier this week published an interesting attack on the decision by Notre Dame University and some other Catholic institutions to grant same-sex couples who are legally married the same employee ...
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ISIS Destroys Ancient Museum and Library Collections In Iraq To Purge Non-Islamic Content
According to a report yesterday from the Daily Mail , in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul ISIS followers have wreaked widespread destruction at museums and libraries to rid them of all non-Islamic content.  Video recently posted on a Twitter account used by...
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Austrian Parliament Passes Controversial Amendments To Law On Islam
Austria's Parliament yesterday adopted controversial amendments to the country's 1912 Law on Islam.  As reported by AFP , the new law bans foreign financing of mosques and requires imams to be able to speak German. Its goal is to create an Islam with Europe...
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Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases
In Pfeil v. Lampert ,  (10th Cir., Feb. 20, 2015), the 10th Circuit upheld dismissal of an inmate's complaint that on one occasion a volunteer Catholic minister was not allowed to enter to provide services, and that a prison policy banning hardbound books l...
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Court Says Religiously-Affiliated Hospital's Plan Is Exempt From ERISA
Another federal district court has weighed in on whether retirement plans created and maintained by religiously-affiliated hospitals qualify for the "Church Plan" exemption from ERISA.  At issue is statutory language that is ambiguous as to whether a plan m...
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Secularist Blogger Hacked To Death By Islamists In Bangladesh
In Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday night, the Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy was hacked to death by machetes and meat cleavers in an attack by an Islamist group that objects to his secularist postings on science, religion and LGBT issues on his blog ...
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South Korea's Constitutional Court Invalidates Criminal Adultery Law
By a vote of 7-2 yesterday, South Korea's Constitutional Court struck down the country's 1953 law criminalizing adultery.  The New York Times reports that an opinion joined by 5 of the Justices said that the law has often been misused to force a divorce or ...
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Teacher Forced Out For Facebook Posting On Religious Objections To School Billboard Can Sue
Knox v. Union Township Board of Education , (D NJ, Feb. 23, 2015), is a suit by a former tenured special education teacher at a public high school in New Jersey who was suspended after a posting comments on her personal Facebook page expressing her religiou...
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Annual White House Easter Egg Roll Announced
The White House this week announced that the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on April 6, hosted by the President and Michelle Obama.  It is expected that 35,000 people will gather on the South Lawn of the White House for the event. The...
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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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