Religious Freedom Act Faces Review by the Supreme Court
Ap, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
The Supreme Court set the stage for a key ruling on religious freedom by agreeing Tuesday to review a 1993 law aimed at curbing governmental interference with the spiritual lives of Americans.
In taking on a case that began as a zoning dispute between a church and a Texas city, the justices said they would review the constitutionality of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law gives more weight to claims that actions taken by government sometimes improperly restrict religious freedom.
The court's ruling, expected by July, could clarify the boundaries between legitimate governmental restrictions and undue infringement on religious freedom. A church in …
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