Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement withdrew fines levied against unauthorized immigrants seeking sanctuary in churches.
- The Supreme Court declined to hear a case concerning whether requiring a student to write an Islamic conversion prayer for a class assignment violates the Establishment Clause.
- The Ninth Circuit rejected the Little Sisters of the Poor’s argument that the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that group health plans cover contraceptives violates RFRA.
- The Third Circuit held that buffer-zone ordinances barring individuals from demonstrating within fifteen feet from a health care facility do not apply to pro-life individuals engaging in “sidewalk counseling.”
- Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and former Colorado U.S. Attorney Robert Troyer released a report chronicling decades of sex abuse by forty-three Catholic priests.
- Florida State Representative Kim Daniels introduced a bill that would require public school districts to offer religious electives; Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, and Virginia legislatures recently advanced bills authorizing education about the Bible in public schools.
- A social worker filed a complaint after the leaders of an Indianapolis Catholic School fired her for expressing support for her LGBTQ colleagues.
- The Trump Organization canceled an event at Mar-a-Lago for the Center for Security Policy after receiving complaints that the center promotes anti-Muslim ideology.