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Baltimore lawyer honored for pro bono work fights for prisoners’ religious freedoms

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For many men, facial hair length can be a style choice or a religious requirement. For prisoner Gregory Holt, his freedom to grow a half-inch beard for religious purposes was taken away due to Arkansas state law. And when the ...

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Scalia rejects idea of religious neutrality in speech

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at Archbishop Rummel High School, Saturday, in Metairie, La. (Brett Duke/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)

METAIRIE, La. — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Saturday the idea of religious neutrality is not grounded in the country’s constitutional traditions and that God has been good to the U.S. exactly because Americans honor him. Scalia was speaking ...

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Synagogue challenges ‘rain tax’ on religious grounds

Shaarei Tfiloh in Liberty Heights.

A Baltimore synagogue is appealing the city appeals board decision that it must pay a stormwater management fee. And while Shaarei Tfiloh Congregation echoes arguments by critics that the fee is in fact a property tax by another name, it is also making a constitutional argument -- that the fee violates the synagogue's religious rights.

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