Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would ban most abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, although Democrats in the Senate have enough votes to filibuster the measure.
- The Missouri Supreme Court will consider a woman’s challenge to the state’s informed consent requirements for women seeking abortions; she is alleging violations of her Free Exercise rights and an Establishment Clause violation.
- Two separate lawsuits involving the Trump Administration’s new travel ban have been filed. One set of plaintiffs seeks access to the reports upon which the ban was based, and the second set of plaintiffs alleges that the new ban is targeted at Muslims.
- A judge in the Eastern District of New York denied the City of New York’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a Muslim woman who was forced to remove her hijab in front of male police officers while being photographed for booking.
- A federal judge has ruled unconstitutional a Florida town’s policy of not allowing atheists to provide invocations at town meetings.