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free exercise

An exercise carried through with no external assistance.
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Moreover, even where a broad interest, such as institutional security, would be compelling in any institutional setting, the magnitude of such an interest, and the extent to which it may permissibly result in the abatement of the right to free exercise, depends on the singular interests that differentiate one type of institution from another, and the countering scope of rights afforded to the class of persons residing there.
Because there is not a clearly established legal standard for evaluating free exercise claims in the context of SVP civil commitment, lower courts have adopted a variety of approaches.
The Constitution and Basic Foundation of Free Exercise
Constitution, which states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
discussion regarding the scope of the Free Exercise Clause vary greatly,
hybrid-rights exception, which states that free exercise claims are
10) In this view, free exercise is based on the recognition that attempting to control religious beliefs and actions threatens liberty, embroiling the state in questions that matter little for purposes of civil government but implicate strong feelings and beliefs for individuals.
13) The originalist framework posits that free exercise protects a certain type of action--religious action.
In recent years, the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment (1) has not received a lot of attention from the Supreme Court or the circuit courts of appeals.
6) The HHS mandate, therefore, requires these employers, who seek to implement their religious beliefs in and through their companies, to provide and pay for health coverage that violates their sincerely held religious beliefs in violation of the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment and RFRA.
5) They sued under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution to receive unemployment benefits.
Between Yoder and Smith the Court decided a string of free exercise exemption cases.