The Failure of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act Under Section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment
37 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2011
Date Written: 1996
This article argues that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is unconstitutional because it exceeds the limits of Congress's authorized powers. The RFRA requires interpreting Sections 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment as giving Congress the power to review and override the Supreme Court's decisions on any matter related to the states.
Keywords: religion, Fourteenth Amendment, Congress power
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