Religious Law

483 ABA Journal Religious Law articles.

Meaning of Court Cases on Muslims Open to Interpretation

An analyst with a Washington research group has scoured 888 court decisions involving Muslims and discerned the trends. The United States is winning many terrorism-related prosecutions against religiously inspired defendants.…

Cultural Clash Pits Islamic Law Against Canadian & U.K. Traditions

In yet another example of a growing cultural clash between local practices and the religious rights of Muslim immigrants that has become a hot-button issue in a number of non-Islamic…

Judges Increasingly Asked to Weigh Religion in Custody Battles

Child custody disputes involving religion are increasing, creating quandaries for judges who don’t want to favor one faith over another.

Ronald William Nelson, chair of the ABA Family Law Section’s…

Archbishop Ignites U.K. Firestorm With Support of Islamic Religious Law

Updated: The Archbishop of Canterbury is front-page news throughout the United Kingdom today, facing a firestorm of criticism even from his own bishops following his reported call for Britain, at…

Muslim Prisoner Loses Suit Based on High Court Interpretation of ‘Any’

Federal corrections officers cannot be sued for losing an inmate’s property, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

The 5-4 ruling held that the officers have immunity under the Federal Tort…

Law Grad Writes Book on Fellow Muslims

Individuals Melody Moezzi contacted about publishing her first book wanted the Emory University law graduate to interview a terrorist.

But for Moezzi, that was just one more reason to write…

Jeffs Prison Sentence: Five-to-Life x 2

The controversial leader of a fringe Mormon sect in Utah that advocates polygamy was sentenced today to two consecutive terms of five years to life, following his conviction earlier this…

Phone Transcripts Released in Jeffs Case

Formerly sealed documents detailing jailhouse phone calls made by the leader of a controversial fringe sect of the Mormon church that advocates polygamy were released Tuesday by a Utah court.

Ohio Dowry Ruling is Appealed; Important Muslim Marriage Issue

In a case that has attracted national interest, an Ohio woman is appealing a court ruling that her ex-husband doesn’t have to pay the dowry she is guaranteed in her…

Guilty Verdict in Church Leader Trial

Updated: A Utah jury has reached a guilty verdict in the case of a controversial church leader accused of accomplice rape for using his religious influence to pressure a 14-year-old…

Jury Starts Over in Church Leader Case

After one day of deliberations, a jury in a high-profile Utah accomplice-rape trial against the leader of a fringe Mormon group reportedly was near a verdict on at least one…

Church Leader, Polygamy on Trial in UT Rape Case

Opening arguments are expected to begin today in a Utah teen-rape case that is widely seen as putting on trial not only the defendant, Warren Jeffs, but the polygamist practices…

Muslim Religious Freedom Movement Sparks Threats

An organized movement to allow Muslims to renounce their faith has prompted death threats and reportedly made its leader the most talked-about public figure in the Netherlands.

The campaign for…

Polygamy Cases Fizzle; Religious Bias?

After two years, criminal cases brought in Arizona against eight men in the same polygamous sect for allegedly marrying underage girls are nearing an end.

Three have been convicted—and sentenced…

Canada to Review Polygamy Ban?

In a case that could have an effect on United States law enforcement, a prominent Canadian criminal attorney serving as a special prosecutor has recommended that his country reconsider its…

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