Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- A federal judge in the District of Columbia has made a preliminary ruling upholding the right of the Metro to ban religious ads from subways and buses, citing safety concerns.
- A panel of Ninth Circuit judges and the full Fourth Circuit have heard oral arguments on their respective cases involving challenges to the Trump Administration’s latest travel ban; the Supreme Court previously lifted temporary restraining orders granted by district courts in both cases.
- The Catholic Church’s National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. has been completed after almost 100 years of construction.
- An Oregon man has argued that he should not have to pay taxes because he claims that the federal government promotes abortion and that is incompatible with his religious beliefs.
- Three Texas churches challenging FEMA’s policy of not providing aid to certain religious institutions have lost their bid for a preliminary injunction.