Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- Pennsylvania lawmakers are ready to decide whether the criminal statute of limitations should be eliminated and the windows lengthened to file lawsuits against the priests named in last week’s grand jury report detailing child sex abuse within the state’s Catholic dioceses.
- Parents of Maine schoolchildren sued the state challenging a school choice funding law that precludes them from using the funding to send their children to religious schools.
- Protestant denominations have denounced the Doctrine of Discovery—a claim of right to the lands of indigenous peoples which dates back to the fifteenth century.
- The D.C. Circuit remanded a case about anti-Muslim advertisements on the D.C. Metro for the lower court to decide whether the Metro’s restrictions are reasonable.
- A Christian group opposes Arkansas’s proposed tort reforms due to the limitation of damage awards in lawsuits, which it believes places an arbitrary value on human life.
- A federal magistrate judge ordered nuclear protesters—who claim their conduct is an exercise of their Catholic faith—and federal prosecutors to file more relevant arguments to the protesters’ Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) defense.