Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- The Kansas Supreme Court upheld an executive order by Gov. Laura Kelly (D) limiting the size of church gatherings on Easter Sunday.
- A federal district court judge ruled that the city of Louisville (KY) could not halt a local church’s drive-in service planned for Easter.
- Alliance Defending Freedom filed a lawsuit on behalf of Temple Baptist Church in Greenville (MS) challenging the mayor’s executive order that prohibits drive-in church services until the state’s shelter-in-place order is lifted.
- Police shut down a drive-in church service at King James Baptist Church in Greenville (MS) after the mayor banned all in-person church services amid the state’s shelter-in-place order.
- A state judge in Virginia denied a request for a temporary injunction to allow for church services to take place on Easter Sunday amid the statewide executive order banning gatherings of ten or more people.
- The DOJ is expected to take action this week against local governments that have cracked down on religious services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Two synagogues in Huntsville (AL) were vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti during the first couple days of Passover.