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Smith, Stormans, and the Future of Free Exercise: Applying the Free Exercise Clause to Targeted Laws of General Applicability

November 16, 2009

Mark L. Rienzi

Suppose that a new Christian church in town announced that it will have a special focus on the biblical story of Jesus turning water into wine. Accordingly, rather than the single sip of wine commonly consumed at other Christian services, worshippers at the new church drink several glasses of wine as part of the service, in imitation of the wedding guests at Cana...

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