Reprinted from The Christian Science Monitor

High Court Questions Reach of Law on Religious Liberty

The Christian Science Monitor

On February 19, 1997, in a hearing packed with meaning for millions of religious Americans, US Supreme Court justices focused on whether Congress could pass a special law protecting the free exercise of religion. ...

The case is likely to be a landmark no matter how it is decided. It arose out of a simple disagreement between the City of Boerne, Texas, and a local Roman Catholic church. The church was denied a permit to expand its overcrowded edifice, which was partly in a preservation zone.

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