Re: religioud freedom restoration act

21 Nov 1993 20:45:47

> H.R.1308 (C103):
> Nov 16, 93 Became Public Law No: 103-141.
> Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 - Prohibits any agency,
> department, or official of the United States or any State (the government)
> from burdening a person's exercise of religion even if the burden results from
> a rule of general applicability, except that the government may burden a
> person's exercise of religion only if it demonstrates that application of
>the burden to the person: (1) furthers a compelling governmental interest; and
> (2) is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental
> interest.
> Sets forth provisions pertaining to judicial relief, attorney's fees, and
> applicability.

What's a "compelling governmental interest"? Does this include gatherings on
public land? How about the elimination of freedoms, like the War On Drugs?



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