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Jessica Gresko

Jessica Gresko is an author at Religion News Service.

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Supreme Court tackles case about praying football coach

By Jessica Gresko — April 25, 2022
(AP) — The coach maintains he never required players to join or asked any student to pray.

Navy barred from acting against religious vaccine refusers

By Jessica Gresko — March 29, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin last year made vaccinations mandatory for service members.

High court: States must allow prayer, touch in executions

By Jessica Gresko — March 25, 2022
(AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts' opinion also urged states to think about the religious needs of inmates in the context of executions and proactively adopt policies.

High court takes case involving refusal to serve gay couples

By Jessica Gresko — February 23, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser said the Supreme Court has consistently held that anti-discrimination laws like the one in his state apply to all businesses selling goods and services.

High court skeptical of Texas death row inmate prayer demand

By Jessica Gresko — November 9, 2021
The outcome won't take anyone off death row but could make clear what religious accommodations officials must make for inmates who are being put to death.

High court struggles with government secrets case

By Jessica Gresko — November 8, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struggled Monday with whether to allow a lawsuit by Muslim men claiming religious bias by the FBI to go forward despite the government’s objection that doing so could reveal national security secrets. The case the high court was considering involves a group of three men from Southern California. They […]

Transgender rights, religion among cases justices could add

By Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko — June 28, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — This month, the court has already issued big decisions on health care and religious freedom. And next term, the high court has agreed to take on cases about abortion and guns.
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