A child-abuse case has recently brought state RFRAs back into the news. The puzzling thing is that it was established as a law to protect minorities from discrimination, however it has since turned into the law that gives license to discriminate.
The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal ruled that the Barristers’ Society did not have the jurisdiction to deny graduates from a Christian law school from practicing law in Nova Scotia. The Society did not agree with the school’s religious teachings on marriage.
The three strikes and you’re out rule in the newly revamped bar review (Beroepsopleiding Advocaten) causes some trainee lawyers to be unduly disadvantaged in their career opportunities. Temporarily suspending this rule could provide some breathing space.