Articles and Op-eds

Supreme Court

Professor Richard Garnett contributed an article to CNBC titled Colorado baker case hints at how Supreme Court will rule on Trump travel ban on June 4, 2018.

Professor John Finnis published an op-ed in Public Discourse titled Intentional Killing Is Always Wrong: The Development Initiated by Pius XII, Made by John Paul II, and Repeated by Francis on Aug. 22, 2018.

Professor Rick Garnett contributed an article to the Autumn 2017 issue of Notre Dame Magazine titled Life Affirming? 

Professor Rick Garnett published an op-ed to the Religious Freedom Institute's Cornerstone blog entitled A Firm Foundation for the Trinity Lutheran Decision on Oct. 2, 2017. 

Professor Rick Garnett published an op-ed on the SCOTUSblog entitled Symposium: Conscience, conditions, and access to civil society on Sept. 15, 2017.

Professor Carter Snead provided commentary on CNN on Why the Pope is Fighting For Charlie Gard, on July 13, 2017.

Professor Rick Garnett published an op-ed at Religion & Politics titled Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court, and Religious Freedom on March 22, 2017.

Professor Lloyd Mayer contributed an op-ed to the Tax Prof Blog titled Aprill & Mayer: The Relationship Between The Trump Foundation And Trump’s Tax Returns on October 6, 2016.

Professor Richard Garnett contributed Religious Freedom in Early America: Complicating the Common Narrative as part of an ongoing discussion series from Georgetown University's Berkley Center  on June 16, 2016.

Professor Richard Garnett contributed an article to CNBC titled What's Obama's Supreme Court strategy? on March 17, 2016.

Professor Richard Garnett, along with John Inazu and Michael McConnell, have published, How to Protect Endangered Religious Groups You Admire, in Christianity Today, on August 4, 2015.

Read Professor Richard Garnett's recent blog posts in America Magazine.  
When It Comes to Abolishing the Dealth Penalty, Who Should Decide?, June 29, 2016
Hard Questions from Chief Justice on Same-Sex Decision, June 26, 2015
Two Overlooked Free Speach Rulings from SCOTUS, June 19, 2015

Professor Richard Garnett was quoted in the Denver Post article Douglas County school voucher supporters eye bigger legal fight on July 5, 2015.

Professor Richard Garnett published an op-ed piece titled Should Washington set out to change religious beliefs? on May 20, 2015.

Professor Richard Garnett is one of the contributors to a new book, The Constitutional Legacy of William H. Rehnquist,  devoted to Rehnquist's own influence on legal interpretation and the development of Supreme Court doctrine, published in 2015.

Read Professor Richard Garnett's contribution to the  New York Times Room for Debate feature on Parents' Beliefs vs. Their Children's Health on March 11, 2015.

Professor Richard Garnett contributed an essay on Religious Accomodations and - and Among - Civil Rights: Separation, Toleration, and Accomodation to the Southern California Law Review in March 2015.

Professor Richard Garnett published an op-ed piece on Indiana's Religious Freedom Act in the South Bend Tribune, on March 26, 2015.

Professor Richard Garnett has published, Conscience and Community: Understanding the Freedom of Religion, on September 25, 2014 on the Georgetown University's Cornerstone blog as a response to the previously published piece, Protections and Applications of the First Amendment Today,  Cornerstone is the blog of the Religious Freedom Project (RFP) at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.

Professor Richard Garnett authored Freedom of Religion and the Freedom of the Church in the Library of Law and Liberty on August 3, 2014.  He responds to comments made to his article by other scholars in a new piece, Freedom of the Church, on September 15, 2014.

Professor Richard Garnett comments on the recent Supreme Court legislative case in an opinion piece, Symposium: Religious pluralism, civic unity, and the judicial role, on the SCOTUSblog on May 8, 2014.

Professor Paolo Cardozza published an article, Religious Freedom is a Human Right--for Family Businesss Too, in The Hill on April 3, 2014.

Professor Richard Garnett contributed an opinion piece on the SCOTUSblog on February 28, 2014. The article, Accommodations, Religious Freedom and the Hobby Lobby Case, is a contribution to the blog's contraceptive mandate symposium.

Professor Richard Garnett has published “What is the Mission of the Catholic Law School?” in the Irish Rover on February 16, 2014.

Professor Richard Garnett has authored the op-ed article, Solidarity Not a Scolding, in the National Review Online, on February 5, 2014.

Professor Gerald Bradley authored the article, The Pope Francis Challenge to Notre Dame, in the National Review Online on January 30, 2014.

Professor Richard Garnett published an opinion piece, The Righteousness in Hobby Lobby's Cause, in the LA Times, December 5, 2013.

Professor David Campbell has published the article, It's Social Ties--Not Religion--That Makes the Faithful Give to Charity, in Time Magazine on November 26, 2013.

Read Professor Richard Garnett's CNN opinion piece Top court not likely to block town prayers, November 7, 2013.

Professor Gerald Bradley shares his thoughts on the Supreme Court legislative prayer case in the article What Happens in Greece Stays in Greece, National Review Online, November 7, 2013.

Professor Gerald Bradley has written an article, Praying in Greece, The Public Disclosure, November 6, 2013.

Worth Worrying About? Same-Sex Marriage & Religious Freedom, by Professor Richard Garnett, Commonweal, July 17, 2013

Simple Justice: Kids Deserve School Choice, Opinion by Professor Richard Garnett, Public Discourse – February 4, 2013

The Conscience of a Judicial Conservative,  Opinion by  Professor Richard Garnett, The Wall Street Journal – October 23, 2012

The Religious Liberty Case Against Religious Liberty Litigation: Renewed Focus on Reasonable, Not Sectarian, Arguments, Opinion by Professor Vincent Philip Munoz, The Witherspoon Institute – October 12, 2012

The Religious Liberty Case Against Religious Liberty Litigation: Non-Universal Exemptions and Judicial Overreach, Opinion by Professor Vincent Philip Munoz, The Witherspoon Institute – October 11, 2012