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In narrow ruling, unanimous Supreme Court supports Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia foster care case

The United States Supreme Court unanimously sided with Catholic Social Services in its claim against the City of Philadelphia, saying the city cannot exclude the faith-based agency from a foster care ...

Federal appeals court blocks sweeping Missouri abortion law

A federal appeals court panel on Wednesday blocked Missouri from enforcing a sweeping state abortion law that bans the procedures at or after eight weeks of pregnancy. The post Federal appeals court b...

Federal appeals court rules Vermont cannot exclude religious education from private school tuition program

Vermont’s Town Tuition Program (“TTP”) requires school districts that lack a public high school to provide for its residents’ high school education by paying private school tuition. Because Vermont’s ...

Upcoming Supreme Court ruling could influence child care case in Kentucky too

With an important Supreme Court ruling on foster care and religious discrimination coming any day, a Kentucky Baptist child care agency is fighting its own battle to continue denying same-sex couples ...

How an upcoming Supreme Court decision on ‘religious freedom’ could undermine religious freedom

Baptists care deeply about religious freedom, so we should care when this cherished freedom is misused and undermined. That’s why we should all pay close attention to the United States Supreme Court’s...

Another Friday night, another Supreme Court rapid ruling on churches and COVID

For the second time in two months, the United States Supreme Court on Friday, April 9, issued a late-night, end-of-the-week ruling on a California church’s challenge to public health restrictions due ...

Appellate court arguments set for Charleston church shooter

Attorneys for the man sentenced to federal death row for the racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation are set to formally argue that his conviction and death sentence sho...

Federal Court upholds California’s COVID-related restrictions on singing, chanting in religious worship

Via Religion Clause, a federal court in California declined to issue an injunction that would halt the state’s prohibition on singing and chanting during worship services after concluding the regulati...

Anti-abortion bills abound; their fate in court is unknown

At an intense pace, lawmakers in Republican-governed states are considering an array of tough anti-abortion restrictions they hope might reach the Supreme Court and win approval from its conservative ...

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