Michael Helfand, "The Future of Religious Liberty," and "The Substantial Burden Question" -- The Contested Place of Religion in Family Life (forthcoming)
November 3, 2017 -- Professor Michael A. Helfand has authored two chapters, "The Future of Religious Liberty in the Wake of 'Hobby Lobby'," and "The Substantial Burden Question: Secular Tools for Secular Courts," in The Contested Place of Religion in Family Life (Robin Fretwell Wilson ed. Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming).
Via Cambridge University Press:
Like many beliefs, religious views matter across an individual's life and the life cycle of a family - from birth to marriage, through child-rearing, and, eventually, death. This volume examines clashes over religious liberty within the personal realm of the family. Against swirling religious beliefs, secular values, and legal regulation, this volume offers a forward-looking examination of tensions between religious freedom and the state's protective function. Contributors unpack some of the Court's recent decisions and explain how they set the stage for ongoing disputes. They evaluate religious claims around birth control, circumcision, modesty, religious education, marriage, polygamy, shared parenting, corporal punishment, faith healing, divorce, and the end of life. Authors span legislators, attorneys, academics, journalists, ministers, physicians, child advocates, and representatives of minority faiths. The Contested Place of Religion in Family Law begins an overdue conversation on questions dividing the nation.
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