Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- India’s Supreme Court awarded a bitterly contested religious site in Ayodhya to Hindus who wish to construct a holy temple there.
- A Texas federal district court ordered a stay of execution for a Buddhist inmate who claims that the state’s pre-execution procedure still discriminates against Buddhists.
- A state court judge dismissed a case alleging that a Catholic diocese violated West Virginia’s Consumer Credit and Protection Act, certifying the questions raised to West Virginia’s Supreme Court.
- A New York federal judge ruled that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ new “conscience” rule for healthcare providers is unconstitutionally coercive.