Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- The Supreme Court granted certiorari in a pair of cases involving the scope of the “ministerial exception”—that is, to what extent the Religion Clauses prevent courts from adjudicating employment discrimination claims brought by employees against their religious employers.
- The Sixth Circuit agreed to rehear en banc an appeal concerning a 2017 Ohio law that bans abortions based on a Down syndrome diagnosis.
- A Minnesota Muslim woman received $120,000 to settle her lawsuit alleging she was forced to strip in jail and remove her hijab for a booking photo over a traffic offense.
- The White House hosted dozens of Catholic leaders for an internal briefing on life and religious freedom issues.
- As many as eleven Christians were killed in a bus attack carried out by the Somali-based radical Islamic terrorist group Al-Shabaab in Kenya.
- Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced his opposition to a proposed bill that would modify the Law of Religious Associations and Public Worship to further relax the country’s strict legal separation of church and state.