Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- India’s Supreme Court upheld a law that allows governments or organizations that aid minority institutions to have the authority to not only recommend but also appoint teachers directly, including appointing teachers in Islamic religious schools.
- Thousands gathered in Belgrade to protest Montenegro’s new religious law that mandates a register of all religious sites in the country, claiming it is designed to rob the Serbian Church of assets.
- At the First Circuit’s oral arguments on Wednesday, three families argued that Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer supports their argument that Maine should pay for their children’s out-of‑district tuition costs to attend private religious schools.
- Tens of thousands continue to protest India’s new law that allows paths to citizenship of every religion except for Islam; the government has responded by banning gatherings of greater than four people, with police using baton charges and sometimes live ammunition to disperse the crowds.