There’s a proposed measure in San Francisco, California to ban the circumcising of boys under the age of 18. Various Jewish and Muslim groups and individuals have filed suit, asking the judge to remove the initiative from the November ballot. Supporters of the ban argue that circumcision is genital mutilation that shouldn’t be imposed on a minor child without consent; opponents argue that, first, only the state can make laws restricting medical procedures and, second, circumcision bans are unconstitutional and violate religious liberties.
They might be right about the state law issue, but I’m not so sure they have a great constitutional argument here. Eugene Volokh gets into it.