Religious Law

Religious Law

Parishioners at Church of Cannabis avoid criminal charges, plan civil suit

Constitutional Law

ACLU suit challenges Louisiana governor’s ‘marriage and conscience order’

First Amendment

9th Circuit revives inmate’s pro se suit over being required to work with pork in kitchen

Religious Law

County clerks, judges with religious qualms can refuse to issue gay marriage licenses, Texas AG says

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS rules for Arizona church in First Amendment challenge to sign ordinance

Religious Law

New Michigan law allows adoption agencies to refuse service based on religious objections

Religious Law

Gay marriages are targeted in new North Carolina opt-out law for magistrates, other officials

Trials & Litigation

Family of car crash victim had no right to know brain was removed during autopsy, court rules

Religious Law

US-born Israeli soldier won’t be jailed for eating non-kosher sandwich

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS rules for hijab-wearing teen who sued Abercrombie for refusing to hire her

Religious Law

Judge says church protesters are trespassers, rejects their counterclaim for money spent on repairs

Constitutional Law

9th Circuit OKs city’s ban on holiday displays, says ‘heckler’s veto’ doctrine doesn’t apply

Criminal Justice

Jury convicts rabbi, acquits son in kidnapping-conspiracy case related to religious divorces

Religious Law

Making the Bible the official book of Tennessee would violate Constitution, state AG says

Religious Law

Should air travelers switch seats for passengers with religious scruples? Paralegal holds her ground

Religious Law

Yoga classes in public schools don’t amount to religious instruction, appeals court says

Legislation & Lobbying

Arkansas governor says he won’t sign religious freedom bill without changes

Religious Law

State lawmakers consider bills allowing businesses to refuse to serve gay couples

Religious Law

3rd Circuit rules against religious employers who object to contraceptive-coverage opt-out procedure

Religious Law

Judge acquits man accused of putting First Amendment sticker on courthouse church directory