Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments via telephone in two ministerial exception cases, Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel.
- The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina issued a temporary restraining order barring enforcement of the governor’s COVID-19 order limiting indoor worship services to ten people.
- The European Court of Human Rights held there had been an Article 9 Convention violation where a Muslim inmate in a Russian prison was reprimanded for praying in the middle of the night during Ramadan.
- The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that church plaintiffs have standing to challenge the mandate that insurance policies cover legal abortion services, reversing a California federal district court’s ruling on standing and ripeness.
- The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the trial court should have allowed permissive intervention in the case by a same-sex couple whose earlier lawsuit triggered Michigan’s imposition of the non-discrimination requirements.
- The ADL released its 2019 Audit of Antisemitic Incidents in the United States, showing a 12% spike of antisemitic incidents between 2018 and 2019.