Religious Freedom and the Law

Bigamy has long been criminalized and late in the 19th century the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Constitution’s guaranty of religious freedom did not allow a Mormon to avoid prosecution for bigamy.  The decision, Reynolds v. U.S.,  is here: https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=1104642225155375579 .  A decision by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a constitutional challenge to Utah’s anti-bigamy statute on technical grounds rather than relying on — or even mentioning — the nearly 130 year old precedent.  https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/14/14-4117.pdf .   I wonder whether the intersection of religious freedom and rule of law is is becoming less clear.

Religious Freedom and the Law

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