Inside the First Amendment

Newseum Institute Introduces New “Inside the First Amendment” Columnist

Lata Nott, executive director of the First Amendment Center, will replace longtime contributor Charles Haynes.
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“Welcoming the stranger” in the age of Trump

Immigrants rights protest

Religious individuals and communities offer sanctuary to undocumented people, defending their actions as acts of religious conscience protected by the First Amendment.
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Justice Scalia’s disastrous decision on religious freedom

Justice Scalia was no defender of religious freedom. On the contrary, Scalia authored Employment Division v. Smith, the landmark 1990 Supreme Court decision that all but erased the Free Exercise clause from the First Amendment.
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