January 7, 2020 | Professor Michael A. Helfand is featured in the Jewish Standard article, “Rerouting the Wall of Separation.” The article considers the Supreme Court and its recent religious liberty jurisprudence.
Excerpt from “Rerouting the Wall of Separation”
“My concern is that religious liberty will become just one of the polarizing issues that some people buy into and some don’t — and what a terrible consequence that would be for America.”
Mr. Helfand says he believes the Supreme Court is aware of the dangers. “There are a quite a number of justices who are deeply concerned about the implications in these culture wars. Look at the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision. Its scope was narrow by design, and was 7 to 2. Trinity Lutheran was also 7 to 2.
“It’s not clear to me that the court is polarized the way people fear. I have great hope for the ability of this court to balance competing concerns and find the way forward.”
The complete article may be found here