Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- The Fourth Circuit rejected a high school student’s Establishment Clause and free speech challenges to portions of a classroom unit on the Muslim World.
- Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson said that the Democratic leadership was purposely attempting to strike God from committee hearings.
- A member of the Satanic Temple who challenged Missouri’s informed consent law on abortion for violating her First Amendment rights lost her case in the Missouri Supreme Court.
- Orchard Park School District is being sued after denying two sisters’ religious exemptions relating to vaccinations.
- Portland, Oregon Commissioner Amanda Fritz is introducing an ordinance to extend protections in the civil rights code to atheists and agnostics.
- Following up on last week’s AtW: the Geneva secularism law—which affirms the state’s religious neutrality— was approved by just over 55% of voters.
- India’s Citizenship Amendment Bill, aimed at helping Hindus and other minorities move to India from neighboring Muslim-majority countries, was dropped amid protests.
- Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress, apologized after statements questioning the relationship between AIPAC, a powerful pro-Israel lobbying group, and members of Congress that were condemned as anti-Semitic.
- The Catholic Diocese of Richmond released a list of 42 priests accused of sexually abusing children after the state attorney general began an investigation into the diocese about three months ago.