Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- The general commanding Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has announced the defeat of “sedition” in the country, an apparent reference to the largest anti-government protests since 2009.
- A public school in Kansas that had been helping distribute free Gideon’s Bibles has ended the practice after parents and a secular advocacy organization objected to it.
- FEMA has announced that houses of worship will now be eligible for disaster relief funds to the same extent as secular community centers.
- The same federal judge who in July issued a preliminary injunction against the potential deportation of hundreds of Iraqis living in the United States has now ordered that many of them must receive bond hearings.
- A panel of 11th Circuit judges has upheld the dismissal of a suit by an Adventist clergyman who was allegedly dismissed and defrocked because of theological disagreements with his church.
- The attorney general of Louisiana and a federal legislator have collaborated on a document outlining students’ rights when it comes to religious expression in public schools.