OU Op-Ed: A Tale of Two Cases

Posted on May 6, 2010 In Blog

The OU’s Director of Public Policy, Nathan J. Diament, in an op-ed published by The Forward:

Late last month, the Supreme Court announced one of its least important decisions ever in the jurisprudence of “church and state.” One can make this assertion because no matter how the high court ruled, the constitutional order was never imperiled by a cross atop a hill in the Mojave Desert.

Nine days before handing down this decision, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in another First Amendment case whose outcome will affect Americans everywhere for decades to come. One can make this assertion because everyone’s freedom is imperiled if the state can dictate the membership requirements for religious organizations.

Read the piece it its entirety here.