Hoover Institution fellow Peter Berkowitz discusses the decline of religious freedom in America.
Hoover Institution fellow Peter Berkowitz discusses his RealClear Politics article "Religious Freedom Isn't Baked Into Wedding Cake Ruling."
Last week in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Supreme Court threaded the needle. Whether the thread will hold is uncertain. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s narrowly crafted majority opinion protected religious liberty without impairing gay rights.
Progressives are fond of saying that they stand for empathy and compromise, and are quick to blame conservatives for polarizing our politics. Their feverish reaction last week to the Supreme Court’s thoughtful 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. shows that progressives could use more of the virtues they claim as their own.
The First Amendment of the Constitution declares in part that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." What did this amendment mean to the founders who wrote it? Did they intend to establish an inviolate "wall of separation between church and state"? Or was their intent instead to merely preserve religious freedom and prevent the establishment of a national religion?
The dean brings charges of ‘unprofessional conduct’ for a vigorous defense of free inquiry.
France may have a case for banning the burqa. By Peter Berkowitz.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, weighs in on the pressure the Boy Scouts are facing to admit gays. Epstein discusses court cases related to freedom of expression and First Amendment rights.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the rule of law and how it applies to alleged Boston bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev.
Justice Antonin Scalia fields questions about his career, his family, his opinions, his faith, his colleagues, his legacy, and the fate of the Constitution...
Archbishop Chaput has written that “The logic behind abortion makes all human rights politically contingent.”...
Has increased immigration to EU member nations created distrust and delusion, contributing to a continent in the grip of a culture in the midst of its own suicide?
The broad shift in strategy for providing services
Blame-shifting after 9/11.