The law evokes a sense of immovability and stasis. In the United States, as in many other countries, legal proceedings are infused with pomp, tradition, and precedence. We expect that legality has permanence: we use the term “natural law” to describe the unchanging working of the universe, we campaign to…
Law structures our engagement with the economy and the environment: it creates a framework within which people make their decisions and choices.
The patent office was not only given the mandate to consider laboratory life as chemistry, but the mantle of apolitical neutrality to cloak its actions.
If you’re not able to block the contraceptive coverage requirements, and you’re not able to block same-sex marriage, then an alternative strategy is to argue based on religious liberty for exemptions from laws protecting that conduct.
The Mormon Church broke on November 5, 2015. At least, it did for me.
One of the most powerful ways that religious freedom has worked historically is as a tool for US empire and white supremacy. It might be counterintuitive or subversive to speak of religious freedom as a tool of empire, but that’s clearly its role.
What does religion in general, and Christianity in particular, have to do with rights and human rights?
A lot of scientists feel—and I don’t blame them for feeling this—that if we can do this, then we should do it. I don’t think that is necessarily true.