Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- France’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, has ruled that the government could legally deny citizenship to an Algerian woman who refused to shake hands with male officials at a naturalization ceremony.
- Afghanistan has suffered separate attacks by the Islamic State and Taliban that left dozens dead.
- Mike Pompeo’s Secretary of State nomination faces opposition in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in part because of comments he previously made about Muslims and gay marriage.
- The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the legal challenge to the third version of the Trump Administration’s travel ban on Wednesday.
- In an apparently anti-Semitic incident in Berlin, two men wearing Jewish skullcaps were attacked by a man with a belt who shouted at them in Arabic.
- Hamas has claimed that Israel is responsible for the murder of a Palestinian engineer in Malaysia who was an important member of Hamas. and who was believed to be involved in the organization’s drone and rocket programs.
- A Minnesota church pastor and school bus driver has been disciplined for leading students in prayer four years after being fired from another company for the same conduct; he contends that his rights to free speech and free exercise of religion are being violated.
- The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s constitution prevents local governments from giving historic preservation grants to churches.