Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Historians of Mormonism File Amici Brief in Hawaii v. Trump

Nineteen “scholars of American religious history and law, with special expertise and familiarity with the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the travel ban case Hawaii v. Trump in the Ninth Circuit.  As the Desert News explains, it argues that “American Mormons still endure 'pernicious consequences' created by U.S. government discrimination against them in the 1800s.”

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