William Watkins | Wednesday June 28, 2017 at 6:14 PM PDT | Comments Off on SCOTUS and Trinity Lutheran: Should We Celebrate?
The Supreme Court ruled this week that the state of Missouri cannot exclude non-profit, religious organizations from programs for which secular non-profits are eligible. The Washington Post has a news story on the opinion here. According to the Court “But the exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise...
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Tags: First Amendment, Michael Stokes Paulson, misouri, Religious Liberty, trinity lutheran
William Watkins | Monday May 15, 2017 at 3:51 PM PDT | Comments Off on Trinity Lutheran and a Response to Michael Stokes Paulsen and NRO
On May 3, The Wall Street Journal posted a short op-ed I wrote on the Trinity Lutheran case. (Sorry, but the op-ed is behind a pay wall; however, here is a blog post that gives some background to the case and my first impressions.) Professor Michael Stokes Paulsen, alleging I was “wrong on every...
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Tags: Antifederalists, Constitution, Equal Protection Clause, Federalism, Federalist Papers, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Jefferson, Michael Stokes Paulson, Missouri, National Review, Neil Gorsuch, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, trinity lutheran, William Watkins