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How should claims for religious exemptions be weighed?

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Many philosophers and jurists believe that individuals should sometimes be granted religiously-grounded exemptions from laws or rules. To determine whether an exemption is merited in a particular case, the religious claim must be weighed against the countervailing values that favour the uniform application of the law or rule. This article develops and applies a framework for assessing the weight of religious claims to exemption, across two dimensions. First, the importance of the burdened rel...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1093/ojlr/rww055

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Oxford, Christ Church
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Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Oxford Journal of Law and Religion Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
1
Pages:
1–23
Publication date:
2016-12-30
Acceptance date:
2016-09-26
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EISSN:
2047-0789
ISSN:
2047-0770
Pubs id:
pubs:614199
URN:
uri:8b46c6a8-6085-485f-a069-29b9c6a115ae
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uuid:8b46c6a8-6085-485f-a069-29b9c6a115ae
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pubs:614199

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