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Jessica Gresko

Jessica Gresko is an author at Religion News Service.

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High court halts Calif. virus rules limiting home worship

By Jessica Gresko — April 10, 2021
(AP) — In November, the high court barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard-hit by the virus.

High court revives ex-student’s suit on religious literature

By Jessica Gresko — March 8, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is reviving a lawsuit brought by a Georgia college student who sued school officials after being prevented from distributing Christian literature on campus, but was only seeking $1.

Justices: California can’t enforce indoor church service ban

By Jessica Gresko — February 6, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — The justices said the state can cap indoor services at 25% of a building's capacity.

High court blocks NY coronavirus limits on houses of worship

By Jessica Gresko — November 26, 2020
(RNS) — In an unsigned opinion the court said the restrictions "single out houses of worship for especially harsh treatment."

2 justices slam court’s 2015 decision in gay marriage case

By Mark Sherman, Jessica Gresko — October 6, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas suggested the court needs to revisit the issue because it has ‘created a problem that only it can fix.’ Until then, he said, the case will continue to have ‘ruinous consequences for religious liberty.’

Court: Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control

By Jessica Gresko — July 8, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's ruling could leave more than 70,000 women without free contraception.
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