The petition of the day is:

16-845

Issues: (1) Whether a state may bar ministers from inculcating or encouraging certain religious values in youth, when those ministers are also licensed by the state as mental health providers; (2) whether repeated references by a legislature to religious motivations, prayer, spiritual interventions, and religious conversion as a cause for governmental concern are of no religion clause significance, so long as the legislature identifies an additional secular concern; (3) whether facial neutrality shields from strict scrutiny a regulation that directly or indirectly restricts religious practices; and (4) whether minors’ rights to privacy, autonomy and self-definition are violated by a state’s determination that they may only seek to reduce same-sex attraction on their own or with the assistance of unlicensed individuals, and they may not seek professional help to do so.

Posted in Welch v. Brown, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Kate Howard, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 7, 2017, 11:35 PM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2017/03/petition-of-the-day-1108/