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Rick Garnett was quoted in the National Catholic Reporter article Bishops call for ‘mutual respect’ in ‘necessary dialogue’ on RFRA on April 1, 2015

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Newsletter

Publication Date

4-1-2015

Abstract

Rick Garnett was quoted in the National Catholic Reporter article Bishops call for ‘mutual respect’ in ‘necessary dialogue’ on RFRA on April 1.

Richard Garnett, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame in northern Indiana, in an opinion column in the March 26 issue of the South Bend Tribune, called the state's RFRA a "moderate measure" modeled after the federal law and those of several other states and said it "does not give anyone a 'license to discriminate.'"

Garnett noted that the more than 20 years of history of the applying of RFRA statutes to specific cases shows that courts across the country "have not applied it to require excessive accommodations or exemptions from anti-discrimination laws and civil-rights protections."