(AP) The question in the Rowan County case was whether it makes a difference that the prayers were given by the commissioners themselves and whether their invitation for the audience to join them in prayer was coercive.
(RNS) 'No dealer in his right mind would have been involved in this,' said Jerome Eisenberg, an antiquities dealer who has specialized in ancient art for more than 60 years.
(RNS) Who was Blaine and would he have wanted to prevent a Midwestern day care center from padding the ground below its swingset and slide? Let us ’Splain . . . .
Because a majority wouldn't go along with Chief Justice Roberts' analysis.
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) The ruling applies to all religions in the state, and to women in a religious order as well.
(Reuters) He had been on the run for a year, since he fled house arrest in Salt Lake City, awaiting trial with other leaders of the religious sect on charges they diverted money from a federal government food assistance program for the poor.
(Reuters) The organizations Thompson threatened included a Jewish museum in New York and the Anti-Defamation League, according to a criminal complaint in Manhattan federal court.
(RNS) A state court rules Orthodox Jews may swing chickens before slitting their throats in a pre-Yom Kippur ritual.
(RNS) The hospitals — two with Catholic and one with Lutheran ties — successfully argued that pension laws were not intended to apply to them.
(RNS) For weeks the Jehovah's Witnesses had not felt the full force of the ban on the group. Now more authorities are invoking it to halt worship and harass even the youngest Witnesses.
(RNS) The mosque met every local zoning requirement but the town made up new ones that applied to no other religious community.
The President has had his 90 days and then some.
(RNS) Russia has labeled the pacifist Jehovah's Witnesses 'extremist,' the same designation as al-Qaida and the Islamic State group.
(Reuters) The personal injury lawsuit against Bishop Michael Joseph Hoeppner marks the first time a U.S. bishop has been individually sued for coercion, according to the plaintiff's attorney.
(USA Today) The 13 appellate judges, who include 10 nominated by Democratic presidents, seemed likely to rule against Trump.