Tag Archives: Religious freedom

U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Hear Hutterite Colony’s Religious Exclusion Argument

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court indicated that it would not hear a Montana Hutterite Colony’s argument that a 2009 amendment to a state statute [§ 39–71–307, MCA] violated the colony’s rights under the Free Exercise Clause and the Establishment … Continue reading

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Divided Supreme Court of Montana Says Statute Defining Religious Order as Employer (For Workers’ Compensation Purposes) is Not Unconstitutional

On the last day of 2012, and in a split decision, the Supreme Court of Montana reversed a trial court’s summary judgment decision that had earlier determined that the requirement to provide workers’ compensation coverage for a religious colony’s members … Continue reading

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Worker Claims He Was Fired For Refusing to Wear Safety Program’s “Mark of the Beast”

What’s In a Number? Two years ago, when I got my current cell phone, the cell phone company randomly assigned my new number. I looked at the sticker on the box that indicated my new telephonic i.d., chuckled, and showed … Continue reading

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