Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- The U.S. Supreme Court refused to grant an injunction pending appeal to a church that is challenging Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s COVID-19 order limiting worship services to no more than 50 people with social distancing.
- The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of free exercise and free speech claims brought by a Christian adoption agency.
- An Illinois federal district court held that a Church adequately pleaded that the city’s parking regulations imposed a “substantial burden” under RLUIPA on its religious exercise.
- A minister sued Cuyahoga County in Ohio federal district court, alleging its anti-discrimination law violates her constitutional freedoms to avoid marrying same-sex couples.
- Suit was filed in a New Jersey state court against two New Jersey Catholic Dioceses, Catholic entities, and former Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, charging McCarrick with sexual battery and the Dioceses and schools with negligent training, supervision and retention.
- The EEOC filed a lawsuit against United Airlines charging that it did not adequately accommodate the religious beliefs of a Buddhist pilot.
- The Hajj began in Saudi Arabia in a scaled down fashion because of COVID-19.