Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- The Arizona Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of whether Christian artists who make wedding invitations can refuse service to same-sex couples for religious reasons.
- A settlement was filed with a Louisiana federal district court in a case pertaining to Establishment Clause violations at school events.
- The Supreme Court denied cert in the case of Bremerton high school football coach Joe Kennedy, who was fired after he refused to stop praying with his students on the football field after games.
- A Muslim civil rights organization condemns detention of Iranian broadcaster Marzieh Hashemi, a U.S. citizen who works for Iran’s state-run English-language Press TV.
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued an exemption that will allow South Carolina’s Miracle Hill Ministries to continue to accept only Protestant, churchgoing parents to its federally funded foster care program.
- The European Court of Justice ruled in favor of Markus Achatzi, who sued his company for extra pay for being compelled to work on Good Friday.
- A state judge rejected an Orthodox Jewish congregation’s legal action claiming the village of Airmont violated its own zoning laws involving a synagogue hit with violations during a village-wide building moratorium.
- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed New York’s Reproductive Health Act into law on Tuesday, which authorizes abortions under New York law until the birth of a child.