Monday, March 4, 2013
Fortune-Telling Can be Regulated Says 4th Circuit
The Religion Clause Blog reports on an important decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals holding that municipalities may constitutionally regulate, through requirements for business permits and licensing, fortune-telling establishments. According to the post, the opinion determined that the religious freedom claims asserted by the fortune-tellers involved were deemed to be "personal and philosophical choices" and "not deep religious convictions." To me, this is a fascinating issue and one I hope to explore in a forthcoming law review article.