In 2017, the Connecticut Law Review hosted the symposium “Religious Freedom: Liberty, Legislation, and Litigation.” The symposium set out to explore three specific areas of debate within the conversation about the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA): (1) liberty—the right to be free to exercise your religion without a substantial governmental burden; (2) legislation—how RFRA laws vary from state to state and what challenges exist in balancing competing interests through the legislative process; and (3) litigation—cases that arise within the employment law field, constitutional civil rights cases, and the notion of a corporation’s right to free exercise. This Introduction summarizes the arguments of several of the symposium’s contributors and authors in this issue of the Connecticut Law Review.
Gait, Emily and Roman, Stephani, "Liberty, Legislation, and Litigation of Religious Freedom: The Connecticut Law Review Symposium" (2018). Connecticut Law Review. 390.