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Church Restoration

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Church Restoration

Church Restoration

Church Restoration

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The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which protects any religion from government burden, is tested for the first time Wednesday, when the Supreme Court hears arguments from St. Peter's Catholic Church in Boerne, Texas, and the City of Boerne itself. St. Peter's wants to expand its facilities; the city says the historic building should be preserved. The church claims that the city is violating the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Community rights versus religious freedom on the next Talk of the Nation from NPR News. Guests: Other Guest Marci Hamilton Law Professor, Kardozo Law School, New York City Lead Attorney for the city of Boerne, Texas, to the Supreme Court Douglas Laycock Attorney for St. Peter's Church, Boerne, Texas Oliver Thomas Counsel, National Council of Churches Chair, Coalition for the Free Exercise of Religion 1990-1993 Listeners call in