An appeals court in California has ruled that Catholic Charities must cover contraception for its workers. A similar measure is pending in New York state. At stake is a central religious liberty question: To be exact, to what extent can the state dictate to religious organizations?

It has not gone unnoticed that this separation of church and state issue has been completely ignored by such prominent First Amendment watchdogs as Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the ACLU. Par for the course.

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