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Legal and cultural debates involving religious liberty are converging toward a single question: is free religious exercise an element of the common good, that contributes to society’s overall well-being? In the landmark 1990 case of Employment Division v. Smith, the answer was no.
But the Supreme Court issued several decisions favorable to religious liberty in the 2019-2020 term, and the Roberts Court looks likely to reconsider Smith this fall. Guest William J. Haun joins to discuss the recent Court term and the future of religious liberty at the nation’s highest court.