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582 ABA Journal Religious Law articles.

Sunday Sermons Test IRS Rule, as Pastors Preach Politics

Gearing up for a First Amendment battle, several pastors in Orange County, Calif., joined dozens of others across the nation yesterday in preaching politics.

A conservative legal group in Arizona,…

As Tattoos Enter Mainstream, Courts Uphold Employers’ Right to Ban Them

Tattoos and body piercing are gaining increasing acceptance, but employers have a right to ban their workers from sporting them.

In case after case, courts have found no legal right…

Illinois Law Firm Fights Ticket for ‘Justice’ Biblical Verse Sign

A lawyer and Illinois state representative has filed new court papers in McHenry County, on the outskirts of the Chicago suburbs, for citing his law firm over a sign that…

Islamic Court Rulings are Enforceable in the United Kingdom

Islamic law now has legal effect in the United Kingdom, under a 1996 arbitration statute that recognizes the rulings of a network of five Shariah courts.

Although there was a…

EEOC Files Suit Over Policy Requiring Tucked-In Dreadlocks

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of four guards at New York’s Grand Central Station who were disciplined for failing to tuck their dreadlocks…

Alleged Knights Templar Heirs Pursue Pope Benedict XVI for $150B

A powerful secret group of wealthy warrior monks active in the Middle Ages had been maligned for centuries, remembered for accusations of heresy and sexual misconduct.

But last year the…

Cross on House Brings $80K Tax Break

For George Michael, a cross placed on the side of his $3 million lakefront mansion in suburban Chicago resulted in a tax break of almost $80,000.

But now officials in…

Bare-Chested Male Missionaries Get Calendar Creator Excommunicated

Updated: Leaders of the Mormon church excommunicated yesterday the creator of a beefcake calendar that features male missionaries still wearing their traditional black trousers, but not necessarily their traditional white…

Housing Law Doesn’t Protect Right to Mezuzah, Appeals Court Rules

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act does not protect the right of condominium owners to display mezuzot on their doorframes.

The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit…

Judge Upholds Order Banning Autistic Boy from Church

A Minnesota judge has upheld a restraining order banning a teenager with autism from his local Catholic church, which contends he is dangerous to other parishioners.

“Todd County District Judge…

Attorney for Sect Teen Refuses to Testify in Texas Grand Jury Hearing

A Texas grand jury apparently investigating alleged sexual abuse of girls by a polygamous religious sect reportedly tried to call an attorney for one 16-year-old, Natalie Malonis, to testify yesterday.

How Islamic Law Applies in the UK

Although many people don’t realize it, Islamic law is being applied on a daily basis in the United Kingdom.

That’s because Muslims who wish to live their lives in compliance…

Polygamous Texas Sect Bans Underage Teen Marriages

Updated: As parents Monday began picking up more than 400 children found to have been taken improperly from a Texas ranch run by a polygamous sect of which they are…

Texas Judge Returns 400-Plus FLDS Kids to Their Parents

After a Texas Supreme Court ruling Thursday that officials overstepped its authority by removing some 468 children from their homes at a ranch run by a religious sect that advocates…

DNA Taken From FLDS Leader Jeffs re 4 Alleged ‘Marriages’ to Underage Girls

DNA samples reportedly have been taken from Warren Jeffs, the jailed leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in a separate Texas criminal investigation related…

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