Mark Sherman

Mark Sherman is an author at Religion News Service.

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Justices rule Muslim men can sue FBI agents over no-fly list

By Mark Sherman — December 10, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ruling continues a string of decisions friendly to religious interests under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or the Constitution’s guarantee of religious liberty.

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

By Mark Sherman and 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.’

Supreme Court lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling

By Mark Sherman — June 30, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court made it easier for religious schools to obtain public funds, upholding a Montana scholarship program that allows state tax credits for private schooling.

Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services

By Mark Sherman — May 30, 2020
(AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals in turning away a request from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California.

Justices to hear Philly dispute over same-sex foster parents

By Mark Sherman — February 25, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will review an appeals court ruling that upheld Philadelphia's decision to stop placing children with a Catholic agency because it would not permit same-sex couples to serve as foster parents.

Justice Kennedy, key vote on abortion and gay marriage, quits Supreme Court

By Mark Sherman — June 27, 2018
(AP) — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy say Wednesday he is retiring, giving President Donald Trump the chance to cement conservative control of the high court.

Trump seems likely to win travel ban case at Supreme Court

By Mark Sherman — April 25, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — People waited in line for seats for days, and on Wednesday morning opponents of the ban demonstrated outside the court holding signs that read 'No Muslim Ban. Ever' and 'Refugees Welcome,' among other things.

Travel ban case is justices’ first dive into Trump policy

By Mark Sherman — April 24, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — The justices' first deep dive into a Trump administration policy comes in a dispute over the third and latest version of the administration's ban on travel from some countries with majority Muslim populations.
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