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Top Law Professors: Arizona Religious Freedom Bill Has Been 'Egregiously Misrepresented'

5:36 PM, Feb 26, 2014 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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There have been very few claims by businesses over the years, but there have been a few. It is true that some of these claims are based on objections to same-sex marriage, although that is not an issue in Arizona. The cases pending in the Supreme Court involve business owners who believe they are being asked to pay for abortions. Business regulations do not often require a business owner to violate a deeply held religious belief, but sometimes they do, and when that happens, the Arizona RFRA should be available. Keep in mind that it will not guarantee either side a win; it will test the government’s claims and the religious believer’s claims under RFRA’s general standard. 

Very truly yours, 

Prof. Mary Ann Glendon
Harvard Law School

Prof. Douglas Laycock
University of Virginia School of Law 

Prof. Michael W. McConnell
Stanford Law School

Prof. Helen M. Alvaré
George Mason University School of Law

Professor Thomas C. Berg
University of St. Thomas School of Law

Prof. Carl H. Esbeck
University of Missouri School of Law

Prof. Richard W. Garnett
Notre Dame Law School

Prof. Christopher C. Lund
Wayne State University Law School

Prof. Mark S. Scarberry
Pepperdine University School of Law

Prof. Gregory C. Sisk
University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)

Robin Fretwell Wilson
University of Illinois College of Law 

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