Islam and Data Science Roundup

  • In “Are Christians More Likely to Invoke RFRA–and win–than Other Religions since Hobby Lobby?” (Mercer Law Review, forthcoming), Stephen Cranney (Baylor University) investigates the assumption that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is successfully invoked by Christians rather than other religious minorities. Using a dataset consisting of post-Hobby Lobby cases invoking RFRA, Cranney finds that Christians are no more likely than others, including Muslims, Native Americans and New Religious Movements, to win RFRA claims.

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