Todd R. McFarland
The Sixth Circuit's opinion in Hosanna-Tabor that the Supreme Court has agreed to review illustrates precisely the need for a robust First Amendment, and why secular courts staffed with judges who are often hostile to religion and religious ideas are unsuited to essentially make hiring decisions for religious schools.
"Liberty Insider" host, Lincoln Steed, and Seventh-day Adventist associate general counsel, Todd McFarland, discuss the religious liberty rights of an often marginalized segment of society: prisoners. Do prisoners have the ability to practice their faith as their conscience dictates? Should they?
"Liberty Insider" host Lincoln Steed and Seventh-day Adventist Church associate general counsel, Todd McFarland, delve into the "Why, How, and For What Purpose?" of the decision to register a denomination's name as a trademark.
Liberty editor Lincoln Steed and Seventh-day Adventist Church associate general counsel, Todd McFarland, share the tragic and bizarre story of the current imprisonment of local pastor Antonio Monteiro in Togo.
Liberty editor, Lincoln Steed, and Todd McFarland, associate general counsel for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, discuss the role, function, and necessity of the church's in house legal department.
Liberty editor, Lincoln Steed, queries Seventh-day Adventist associate general counsel, Todd McFarland, on the current climate and future direction of the Supreme Court in regard to religious freedom.
Liberty editor, Lincoln Steed, and Seventh-day Adventist Church associate general counsel, Todd McFarland, discuss the church's longstanding commitment to defending the rights of its members -- as well as non-members -- most often in the case of workplace religious discrimination.
A question of head covering and employment
Schools are a tricky place for the First Amendment.
The Supreme Court Hears Arguments in a Case with Far-Reaching Implications for Church Organizations
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Salazar v. Buono: The continuing legal saga of the cross in the desert.
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