Here is a look at some interesting law and religion items from around the web this week:
- In New York City, a new law firm opened its doors, claiming to be the first private firm in the city catering to religious institutions.
- Commentary: An African American woman discusses the stigma she faces as a black woman practicing Judaism during Yom Kippur.
- Despite concerns from supporters of the Affordable Care Act’s Contraceptive Mandate, few organizations have sought religious exemptions from the mandate after Hobby Lobby.
- An Islamic American civil rights group is calling for the investigation of an Alabama police chief after he posted pictures of ammunition on his Facebook page with captions that the bullets were covered in “bacon grease.”
- InterVarsity, a Christian fellowship on college campuses, denied a report by Time magazine that it would terminate employees who supported gay marriage.
- In Oregon, a Muslim woman is suing her employer for employment discrimination, claiming that she was fired because her religious faith prevented her from shaking the hand of her male boss.
- Cairo University decided to eliminate the religion identity category on all papers it issues, including the university’s application.
- In Romania, a lawsuit has been launched to prevent the building of a “mega-mosque” in Bucharest.
- The lawyers representing the main suspect in the Paris terror attacks have given up on their defense of him because he has continuously refused to speak to the attorneys.