Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- The U.S Supreme Court held that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) precludes plaintiffs from filing suit in U.S. courts to recover for Jewish property taken by the Nazi government from German nationals.
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld the constitutionality of a nativity scene as part of an Indiana county’s display on the county’s historic courthouse lawn.
- A Muslim imam filed suit in an Alabama federal district court challenging prison rules that preclude him from being present in the execution chamber with inmates sentenced to death.
- A Virginia federal district court dismissed a church’s suit against Virginia’s governor challenging COVID-19 occupancy restrictions on worship services.
- A California federal district court permitted the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) to move ahead on an “as applied” challenge to the school district’s nondiscrimination policies; plaintiffs allege that schools used those policies as a pretext to revoke recognition of student FCA chapters because of their religious beliefs and their speech.
- Suit was filed in D.C. federal district court by advocacy groups claiming that ICE and the Department of Homeland Security targeted defendants with exorbitant fines because they took sanctuary in houses of worship.