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Religious Law

510 ABA Journal Religious Law articles.

Justice Barrett has aligned most often in argued cases with these 2 SCOTUS justices

Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the U.S. Supreme Court’s newest justice, has aligned 100% of the time in argued cases with conservative Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil M. Gorsuch, according to an analysis by CNN reporter Joan Biskupic.

Can California ban state-funded travel to LGBTQ-discriminating states? 2 SCOTUS justices dissent to cert denial

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear a suit challenging California’s ban on state-funded travel to states that fail to ban LGBTQ discrimination.

Supreme Court’s most pro-religion justices since WWII sit on the current court, new study says

The U.S. Supreme Court has supported religion in 81.3% of the religious cases under the leadership of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., a big jump from prior years.

Prof who refused to use transgender student’s preferred pronouns can pursue suit, 6th Circuit rules

The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated a First Amendment lawsuit by a public college professor in Ohio who violated school policy by refusing to use a transgender student’s preferred pronouns.

Afternoon Briefs: Christian baker faces trial in new bias case; city approves housing reparations

Christian baker faces new bias case

A Christian baker is facing a new bias claim after persuading the U.S. Supreme Court that a Colorado agency showed impermissible hostility to…

Afternoon Briefs: Judges tosses transgender woman’s pageant bias suit; SCOTUS allows indoor church services

Judge tosses suit against pageant company by transgender woman

U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman of Oregon has tossed a lawsuit by a transgender woman who accused a beauty pageant of…

SCOTUS bars Alabama from executing inmate without pastor; Barrett joins with liberal justices in concurrence

The U.S. Supreme Court late Thursday refused to allow Alabama to execute an Alabama inmate if he is not allowed to have a pastor with him in the execution chamber.

Barrett’s first SCOTUS opinion concurs in opening California churches with some restrictions

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has written her first opinion, a concurrence in a decision Friday that allowed California churches to host indoor religious services with some restrictions. The court allowed the church services during an appeal.

Afternoon Briefs: DOJ drops suit over Yale admissions process; 7th Circuit allows courthouse Nativity scene

DOJ drops suit accusing Yale of bias against Asian, white applicants

The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday dropped a lawsuit accusing Yale University of racially discriminating against many Asian…

Afternoon Briefs: Biden lifts transgender military ban; Boston doesn’t have to fly Christian flag, court says

Biden lifts transgender military ban

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday that lifts the Trump administration’s ban on transgender people in the military. “What I’m doing is enabling…

Afternoon Briefs: 10 states file antitrust suit against Google; SCOTUS sides with churches

Antitrust suit targets Google as ad middleman

Texas and nine other states have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google that contends that the search engine company suppressed competition in…

Supreme Court rules for Muslim men seeking damages for alleged no-fly-list retaliation

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal officials can be liable for money damages in their individual capacities for violations of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.

SCOTUS vacates judge’s ruling that allowed restrictions on religious services in California

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday vacated a decision that allowed restrictions on religious services in California and told a trial judge to reconsider the case. The court’s order told U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal to reconsider his decision.

Chemerinsky: COVID-19 ruling reveals much about the new Supreme Court

We are accustomed to major U.S. Supreme Court decisions in late June as the term winds to a conclusion; rarely, however, is there a blockbuster ruling a few minutes before midnight the night before Thanksgiving. But the court’s ruling Nov. 25 in Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, New York v. Cuomo is quite important and tells us a great deal about the new court.

With Barrett in majority, Supreme Court lifts COVID-19 restrictions on religious services

In a 5-4 ruling Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked two COVID-19 caps on attendance at religious services in New York.

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