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Reminder: Invitation to Submit Comments on Religious Freedom

The U. S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a public hearing on recent developments involving the intersection of religious freedom and anti-discrimination laws. The hearing will take place on Friday March 22, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. EDT at the Commission’s headquarters located at 1331 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, D.C.

The witnesses — litigants, scholars, and other experts — will address, among other things, the HHS mandate, the implications of Christian Legal Society v. Martinez and Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC, and religious-liberty claims under First Amendment provisions other than the Religion Clauses.

Interested members of the public are invited to attend. Members of the public may also submit comments until April 21, 2013, on any of the above topics by sending them to the above address or emailing to publiccomments@usccr.gov. (This may be one of the few opportunities members of the public may have to address comments on these topics to an agency of the federal government. Note that there’s no page limit on comments; they may range from a short paragraph to a treatise.)

Any NRO readers who attend should be sure to say hi. Again, I’ll be the guy who resembles a large – though relatively well-mannered – Klingon. 

Peter Kirsanow — Peter N. Kirsanow is an attorney and a member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

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