Here are some important law and religion news stories from around the web:
- The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Kabul hotel popular with foreigners; at this point, reports state that 18 were killed and another 10 injured.
- In an escalation, Turkey has attacked Kurdish troops supported by the U.S. who operate on the Syrian border and has said they will continue their advance deep into Syrian territory.
- A German woman of Moroccan descent who was captured in the Battle of Mosul will be executed for her involvement with the Islamic State, a court in Iraq ruled.
- The 10th Circuit has rejected arguments that it should adopt per se rules on the kinds of reasonable religious accommodations employers must make.
- President Trump became the first sitting President to address attendees of the annual March for Life. He called on the Senate to pass a law restricting abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, although Democrats in the Senate could filibuster the measure.
- The Department of Health and Human Services has announced that it will rescind guidance issued by the Obama Administration in 2016 that prevented states from taking certain actions against abortion providers. It has also announced that it will begin to enforce already-existing statutory conscience protections for workers involved in HHS-funded programs.
- The Supreme Court will hear Hawaii’s challenge to the third iteration of the Trump Administration’s travel ban, which the 9th Circuit held to be inconsistent with an existing law. The Court specifically asked that Hawaii’s Establishment Clause claim, which was not addressed by the 9th Circuit, be briefed and prepared for argument.