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Acton Line podcast: Religious liberty at the Supreme Court

The latest term of the Supreme Court, which wrapped up on July 8th, saw the Court decide several cases with major implications for religious liberty. While the outcomes of Espinoza v. Montana, Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania have been largely viewed as victories for advocates of expanding religious liberty in America, the court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch and holding that an employer who fires an individual for being gay or transgender violates Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, has been viewed as potentially having adverse consequences for the cause of religious liberty.

What are we to make of these latest developments in the Supreme Court’s religious liberty jurisprudence?

David French – Senior Editor at The Dispatch and a former constitutional litigator with Alliance Defending Freedom and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education – joins us to discuss the current status of religious liberty, both in the courts and in the culture writ large.

Espinoza v. Montana: A victory for school choice – but for how long? – Rev. Ben Johnson

Little Sisters, big victories – Rev. Ben Johnson

The Case for Religious Liberty Is More Compelling than the Case for Christian Power – David French

Whatever Happened to Baby Blaine? – David French & Sarah Isgur

Little Sisters 2: Vacated and Remanded – David French & Sarah Isgur

The Supreme Court Tries to Settle the Religious Liberty Culture War – David French

Eric Kohn

Eric Kohn is director of marketing and communications at the Acton Institute. In that role, he works to bring Acton's vision of a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles to a wider audience.