Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a permanent injunction for a Kentucky statute that prohibits dilation and evacuation abortions after 13 weeks of pregnancy unless fetal demise occurs before removal of the fetus from the uterus.
- The U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Delaware district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction to a pastor who objected to the Governor’s COVID-19 restrictions on worship services.
- The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York rejected plaintiffs’ free speech and association claims against the State of New York regarding Labor Law § 203-e, a law designed to prevent employers from discriminating against employees over their reproductive health decisions.
- Suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey challenging the Governor Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 orders limiting worship services to ten people.
- A Muslim student at Scottsdale, Arizona Community College filed a lawsuit against the college and a World Politics professor claiming that the professor violated the Establishment Clause by teaching that Islam mandates terrorism, as well as the Free Exercise Clause by requiring the student to agree to the professor’s radical interpretation of Islam in answering a quiz.