Sotomayor’s Dobbs critique rings even more true now

Sonia Sotomayor in SCOTUS robe Sotomayor’s Dobbs critique rings even more true now

By FFRF Intern Jonathan Helmandollar “How is your interest anything but a religious view?”  Justice Sonia Sotomayor posed this question during oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the case that overturned the constitutional right to abortion. In doing so, Sotomayor honed in on a key element of the abortion debate: the religious demands […]

Christian nationalism, Donald Trump, Justice Alito, Washington Post and the Huff Po

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Christian nationalism is, alas, going mainstream in this country — and we at the Freedom From Religion Foundation have been diligently countering it. It’s time for the Republican leadership to denounce Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s un-American call to turn the GOP into a “Christian nationalist” party, we asserted. Another member of Congress also revealed a […]

By not drawing clear lines, the Supreme Court encourages conflict

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Unless you are living under a rock, you have undoubtedly heard about some recent Supreme Court cases upending longstanding case law. We depend on the court for guidance on interpreting the Constitution. This court seems particularly fond of moving legal boundaries, but not so fond of providing concrete guidance. Unfortunately, one such recent case, Kennedy […]

John Roberts, Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer and Roger Stone

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We at the Freedom From Religion Foundation took on the three branches of government this week — and did so much more. We urged Chief Justice John Roberts to probe into a Religious Right outfit’s startling claims that it has prayed with Supreme Court justices inside the court itself. Our letter, written along with two […]

We save each other

Abortion is a Blessing We save each other

Like so many other abortion rights activists, I have been preparing for the end of Roe v. Wade for quite a while. So on Friday, June 24, when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, I was not surprised. True, it was a punch to […]

It was an “ugh”-ly week for secular and bodily freedom

Theocracy PregnantLadyLiberty It was an “ugh”-ly week for secular and bodily freedom

We’ve reached the end of another busy week here at FFRF, and things went from bad to worse in this country as the week went on. From ugly to just plain ugh. FFRF condemns decision to overturn Roe v. Wade  The biggest news of the week, of course, is that the Supreme Court effectively overturned […]

Kennedy v. Bremerton — what the case will mean for students’ rights

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The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to gut constitutional protections for public school student athletes in the name of “religious freedom.” The case in question is Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, in which a former Washington high school football coach, Joe Kennedy, is claiming that the Bremerton district violated his free speech and free exercise […]

Five things you need to know about the Supreme Court draft abortion opinion

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The legal team at the Freedom From Religion Foundation was still digesting Monday’s unanimous opinion by the Supreme Court regarding a request to fly a Christian flag at Boston City Hall, when Politico later that night released its blockbuster leak over a pending abortion case. The leaked document was a draft opinion in the Dobbs […]