At the end of oral arguments in a case involving the constitutionality of allowing overt prayer and religious expression in public schools, the US Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Monday appeared to sympathize with the plaintiff, a Christian football coach whose employment contract at a public school was not renewed after he prayed on the 50-yard line following games, USA Today reports.
An Ohio university has agreed to pay one of its professors $400,000 in damages and attorneys fees after it first threatened to fire him for refusing to comply with a transgender student’s request to be addressed as female, CBN News reports.
A federal judge in New York has ruled that Christian photographer Emilee Carpenter must provide her photographic services at same-sex weddings although she is against gay marriage, the Christian Post (CP) reports. Carpenter will appeal the decision to the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.
Two US Supreme Court have stated that a defamation lawsuit by D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM) against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) offers the Court an opportunity to review its controversial landmark defamation ruling in New York Times v. Sullivan (1964), Fox News reports. Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch are calling for the Supreme Court to hear the case specifically in order to revisit the high standard of “actual malice” that was set in 1964, and which they say has rendered it excessively difficult for plaintiffs to prove libel.
The US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit ruled Tuesday that Indiana’s Jackson County courthouse is not violating the constitution by displaying a nativity scene at Christmas, the Hill reports. The 7th Circuit decision reversed last year’s District Court ruling that the display apparently endorses Christianity and has no secular purpose.
An Assemblies of God church in Seattle has launched a legal challenge against a state law which mandates the church must provide its employees with health insurance coverage for elective abortion if it also offers coverage for maternity care, CBN News reported Tuesday.
The censorship of conservative content on YouTube is not unlawful, a US court has ruled.
Planned Parenthood had been on a legal winning streak, piling up decisions from judges who have ruled that states can’t stop the country’s largest abortion clinic network from receiving federal grant money.
According to a newly declassified Justice Department memo, released by a Federal Appeals Court Monday, the U.S. Government can kill an American overseas if authorities cannot apprehend them, whose “activities pose a continued and imminent threat of violence,” the Wall Street Journal reported.
A federal appeals court has for the first time ruled that a warrant is required for the government to obtain an individual’s stored cellphone location records.
On Thursday, August 7, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago handed down a decision upholding a federal trial court ruling that an ordinance in Granite City, Ill., regulating the manner in which individuals could distribute religious and other types of handbills was unconstitutional.