Religious Exemptions: Application of Employment Division v. Smith to COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates

Zimmerman, Anne

Among the many unclear issues as interpretations of Employment Division v. Smith arise in the context of vaccination mandates is a simple question: Does any exception to a law at all (whether for a group or an individual) render a law not “generally applicable and religion-neutral” in the eyes of the current Supreme Court?


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August 29, 2022


Vaccine mandate, religious exemption, bioethics, strict scrutiny, free exercise