Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- An eight-year-old boy was allegedly beaten by teenage attackers in Paris in what is suspected to be an anti-Semitic incident.
- President Trump has signed an executive order reversing the Obama Administration’s policy of seeking the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, which still houses 41 detainees.
- A Senate bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy failed to advance past the debate stage.
- Members of a New Jersey town council voted to settle a lawsuit with an Orthodox Jewish group which had accused the town of discriminating against Jews when it banned the construction of a kind of ritual boundary called an eruv.
- Researchers from Indiana University and Harvard University have published a paper arguing that data shows that while “moderate” religious practice is on the decline in the United States, “intense” religious practice is holding steady.
- A Michigan civil rights organization complained that teachers in a public school district were proselytizing during school hours in violation of the Establishment Clause; the school district instituted new First Amendment training procedures in response.