Anti-vax cases in the military are baseless

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This blog is the second installment in a series examining legal challenges to vaccine requirements based on religion. Click here for the first installment. Recent challenges to Covid-19 vaccination requirements for members of the military highlight some troubling trends: Anti-vaxxers are pressing their beliefs as “religious” in court, and the courts seem poised to entertain […]

One neat trick to get out of vaccinations?

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This blog is the first in a series examining legal challenges to vaccine requirements based on religion.   The U.S. Supreme Court decided two high profile cases yesterday involving vaccines. Those cases are about whether OSHA and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have the authority to create vaccine regulations for large companies and […]

Hair of the dog that bit you

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You can cure a hangover with “hair of the dog that bit you.” Or can you? Advice to drink more alcohol to reduce the effects of already having had too much alcohol seems contrary (and unwise). I thought of this ironic phrase when Donald Trump was soundly booed at a rally where he took credit […]

E pluribus unum or survival of the fittest?

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The world closed down while I was on spring break during my last year of law school; I left school never to come back. Initially the plan was to, hopefully, return to life as we knew it a month later. Having knowledge of infectious disease, I knew that a global pandemic would not be contained […]

Aaron Rodgers tries another Hail Mary but fumbles spectacularly

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Packer fans across the country recently panicked after learning that quarterback Aaron Rodgers tested positive for Covid-19 and would not play in Sunday’s game against Kansas City. But what was worse was the revelation that despite telling reporters this summer he was “immunized,” Rodgers was not in fact vaccinated against the virus. The Freedom From […]

The Supreme Court, the Senate, a governor — and, above all, you

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The judicial, legislative and executive branches — and, above all, you the people — we at the Freedom From Religion Foundation covered all the bases this week. We urged the U.S. Supreme Court to abolish capital punishment. We argued in a friend-of-the court brief before the court (in a case that deals with religious access) […]

Religious governors are a danger to our health

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We “Nones,” atheists and agnostics can properly take pride in the freethought movement’s pro-science and pro-public health actions during this pandemic. Religious-minded public officials, however, occupy the other end of the spectrum.