Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- The Supreme Court heard argument yesterday concerning a controversial Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges in local hospitals.
- A federal magistrate judge found that a county board in Illinois violated RLUIPA when it rejected Fraternite Notre Dame’s proposal to build a boarding school, gift shop, brewery, and winery on its grounds.
- The Tenth Circuit instructed a district court to consider a Buddhist prisoner’s claim that inedible vegan meals violate his rights under RLUIPA and the First Amendment.
- Harvard Law School students claim administrators have been insufficiently transparent about the development of the school’s new Religious Liberty Clinic, expressing concerns about its potential to enable LGBTQ discrimination.
- The West Virginia Senate voted down an amendment to include all sacred texts and religions in a bill that would allow elective courses on the instruction of the Bible in public high schools.
- A public high school in Kentucky removed a Bible verse from its locker room wall after a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
- Four Catholic bishops in Mexico have been referred to their superiors for alleged connections to cases of sexual abuse.