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On the Constitutionality and Political Morality of Granting Conscience-Protecting Exemptions Only to Religious Believers

23 Pages Posted: 29 May 2015 Last revised: 23 Sep 2017

Michael J. Perry

Emory University School of Law

Date Written: May 27, 2015

Abstract

This paper was my contribution to the conference on “The Scope of Religious Exemptions,” hosted by the Bowling Green State University Department of Philosophy, April 17-18, 2015.

[Update: The paper is now the second chapter of this multi-authored collection: RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS, edited by Kevin Vallier and Michael Weber (Oxford University Press 2018).]

I explain in the paper that both the constitutional law of the United States and the political morality of human rights converge on the conclusion that government may not grant conscience-protecting exemptions only to religious believers.

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Perry, Michael J., On the Constitutionality and Political Morality of Granting Conscience-Protecting Exemptions Only to Religious Believers (May 27, 2015). Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 15-356. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2611158

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