Bonnie Pritchett

Bonnie reports on First Amendment freedoms for WORLD Digital.

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Religious liberty for all?

Religious Liberty | Research on how evangelicals can drum up more support for their rights
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 10/09/18, 04:33 pm

Evangelicals believe their religious liberty is more threatened now than anytime in the last 30 years, according to data compiled by Andrew Lewis, a University of Cincinnati researcher. But a novel experiment by Lewis shows they might be able to muster more support for their religious freedom by insisting it applies to every religion, not just their own.

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People United for Privacy

Giving away privacy

First Amendment | States fight for access to nonprofit donor lists
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 10/02/18, 04:34 pm

If Darcy Olsen’s political adversaries could find her home by following her—and leave an intimidating message on her front porch—how many more ideological opponents could they target with access to her nonprofit organization’s entire donor list?

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Keeping liberty waiting

Religious Liberty | First Amendment cases may not get a Supreme Court hearing until a ninth justice is seated
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 9/25/18, 05:04 pm

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue a list of cases initially accepted for arguments in the 2018-19 session. From close to 2,000 petitions, the court will accept only a handful. And until a ninth justice is seated to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, experts predict the eight-justice court could steer clear of important cases with First Amendment implications, many united by one question: Will America’s pluralistic society tolerate public expressions of Christian faith?

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