// 5/14/17 //
President Trump’s executive order on religious liberty advances his discriminatory agenda, argues Auditi Guha (Rewire).
- With his executive order on religious liberty, President Trump is seeking to accomplish “with a wink and a nod” selective nonenforcement of electioneering restrictions against churches and other religious organizations, writes Linda Greenhouse for the New York Times.
- Richard Schragger analyzes a legal challenge filed last week (Take Care).
- Tim Jost offers helpful background and analysis at Health Affairs Blog.
- Noah Feldman concludes at Bloomberg that this is an order "to shrug at."
- Senator Jeff Merkley (D. Oregon) argues that we've come too far on LGBTQ rights now to reverse course under Trump (ACLU).
- David Post expressed bafflement at the incoherence of Trump's remarks accompanying this EO.
The recently-signed Budget Act contains several "international religious freedom" provisions (Religion Clause).
The frontrunner to lead DOJ Civil Rights defended Abercrombie & Fitch in an important Supreme Court employment religious discrimination case (WaPo).
The Trump Administration’s theory of discrimination is under-inclusive and unsupported by case law, argues Leah Litman at Take Care.