Isabel Conrath and Jackson Grasz, "Religious Liberty for All: A Principle Worth Standing Up For" -- Daily Journal
Pepperdine Caruso Law students Isabel Conrath and Jackson Grasz's opinion article, "Religious Liberty for All: A Principle Worth Standing Up For," is published in the Daily Journal. Conrath and Grasz are participants in the Caruso Law Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Religious Liberty Clinic. They recently prepared an amicus brief filed at the Minnesota Court of Appeals in support of Amish Americans facing threats to their constitutional religious liberty rights.
Excerpt from "Religious Liberty for All: A Principle Worth Standing Up For"
As we argue in the amicus brief filed on behalf of the National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom (NCARF), leading constitutional decisions require protection of this tiny religious minority group. As recently as last year in Ramirez v. Collier, the Court found an alleged compelling government interest in denying a religious exemption insufficient where other governments are able to make accommodations without issue. Here, Fillmore County has presented no evidence of any harm to anyone, anywhere, from groundwater contamination created by gray water. It would be absurd to permit this imaginary risk of harm to suffice as compelling.
The complete article may be found at the Daily Journal (subscription required)
The amicus brief may be found at National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom