Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- The U.S. Supreme Court, in Tandon v. Newsom, enjoined for now California’s COVID-19 order limiting religious gatherings in homes.
- Suit was filed in a South Carolina federal district court by a Catholic diocese that operates 33 schools and private colleges challenging South Carolina’s Blaine Amendment as a violation of the Equal Protection and Free Exercise Clauses.
- Suit was filed in an Oregon federal district court by the Oregon-based Religious Exemption Accountability Project against a group of Christian universities challenging the use of the Title IX religious exemption.
- The Idaho Supreme Court held in State of Idaho v. Heath that the state’s ban on marijuana does not violate the defendant’s right to religious liberty.
- Minnesota’s Governor announced that a mandatory curfew in place during ongoing protests contains an exemption for those traveling to and from religious services.
- Stirling Free Church filed a lawsuit against Robertson Trust, Scotland’s largest charitable trust, alleging religious discrimination because the trust terminated their rental agreement after learning the church’s views on same-sex marriage.