A Domestic Role for the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights

Human Rights

Commentators worry that the Commission on Unalienable Rights aims to redefine international human rights specifically in order to influence U.S. conceptions of rights.
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Quebec’s Bill 21 and the Enforcement of ‘Liberal Values’

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This ardent defense of secularism is part of Quebec’s pushback against an “orthodoxy” that many Québécois fear will undermine “liberal values.”
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Does the Supreme Court have a Religious Double Standard? Factors to Consider.

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If the Supreme Court is paying attention to public dialogue about unfairness at the court, more robust conversations on this bias can affect how justices grapple with future cases.
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Mosque Attacks and the Delegitimization of Islam

When it comes to Muslims, the newest tool for dehumanization is the
delegitimization of Islam itself.
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Why Keeping the 40-foot Peace Cross Might be Good for Religious Minorities

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On Feb. 27, the Supreme Court will hear arguments about the constitutionality of the 40-foot Peace Cross on government property in Bladensburg, Md.
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The Religious Freedom Restoration Act — A Political Lightning Rod

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As much as today’s political debates make it hard to do so, it’s important to celebrate the major victories that Americans across the political and religious spectrum can agree on.
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Political fights and human rights

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Both, sweeping generalizations about Islam and Muslims and the supposed alliance among all Muslims with the Left, result in the politicization of Muslim rights.
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Muslim-Jewish solidarity in the face of hate

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Our attention should stay focused on solidarity efforts — efforts that we have to celebrate and amplify so that, in time, they drown out the hate.
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When the First Amendment Is Not Weaponized, but Sharpened

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That there are more challenges by the right does not necessarily mean free speech is being weaponized.
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The Latest Attack on Islam: It’s Not a Religion

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Too many Americans would deny Muslims the religious liberty they insist upon for Christians.
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