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Should laws apply to everyone, or should some people be exempt because of conflicting religious or moral convictions? Through a close study of several cases, from abortion to taxes, Kent Greenawalt demonstrates how to weigh competing values without losing sight of practical considerations like the difficulty of implementing a specific law.


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Should laws apply to everyone, or should some people be exempt because of conflicting religious or moral convictions? Through a close study of several cases, from abortion to taxes, Kent Greenawalt demonstrates how to weigh competing values without losing sight of practical considerations like the difficulty of implementing a specific law.

3 review for Exemptions

  1. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    This is a good reference if you're looking for an overview of how religious exemptions work legally, but it's definitely dry and has some weird blind spots, like completely ignoring Native American claims about sacred land in the chapter on land use. His conclusions can be summed up as "deciding when to provide exemptions is complicated and context-dependent" and "dear legislatures please pass more laws instead of just counting on RFRAs," which are both fine enough points but felt a bit unsatisf This is a good reference if you're looking for an overview of how religious exemptions work legally, but it's definitely dry and has some weird blind spots, like completely ignoring Native American claims about sacred land in the chapter on land use. His conclusions can be summed up as "deciding when to provide exemptions is complicated and context-dependent" and "dear legislatures please pass more laws instead of just counting on RFRAs," which are both fine enough points but felt a bit unsatisfying after slogging through all those chapters.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Samuel Matthews

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jason Woods

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