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Supreme Court rejects case defending Arkansas abortion limits

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a lawsuit this week that would have resurrected an Arkansas law prohibiting abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy…

Supreme Court takes landmark church-state case

By Emily Belz
Posted

Supreme Court | Playground dispute could determine future of state aid to religious institutions

California judge: Catholic hospital can’t be forced to do sterilizations

California judge: Catholic hospital can’t be forced to do sterilizations

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Religious Liberty | A California judge declined Thursday to force a Catholic hospital to facilitate a sterilization procedure for a woman who’s having a scheduled C-section at…

Planned Parenthood sues over undercover videos

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Abortion | The nation’s largest abortion provider claims the Center for Medical Progress broke laws in several states

California case could end unregulated surrogacy in U.S.

By Courtney Crandell
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Surrogacy | A California surrogate mother is challenging the state’s surrogacy law as unconstitutional after the man who hired her asked her to abort one of the…

Court rules ousted Christian fire chief can proceed with lawsuit

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Religious Liberty | A district court judge denied the City of Atlanta’s request to dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against it in early 2015 by former Atlanta Fire…

Lawsuit brings new accusations against Bill Gothard

By Lynde Langdon
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Religion | In a new lawsuit filed this week, a group of women has added to the allegations of sexual abuse against the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) and its…

Alabama chief justice: Order against same-sex marriage still in force

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Marriage | Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore issued a directive today reminding the state’s probate judges, who issue marriage licenses, that the high…

Should Native-American courts have jurisdiction over non-tribe members?

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | A U.S. Supreme Court case about Native American tribal jurisdiction could redefine the way tribe members bring civil suits against non-tribe members. The case…

Oregon bakers pay fine after state seizes their bank accounts

By Leigh Jones
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Religious Liberty | On Monday, Aaron and Melissa Klein paid the state of Oregon $136,927.07—the fine levied against them for declining to make a wedding cake for a same-sex…

Keeping churches out of the courtroom

Keeping churches out of the courtroom

By Mary Reichard
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Religion | Churches are dealing with new legal challenges following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. Pastors fear they’ll…

Supreme Court deciding the boundary lines of affirmative action

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Last week marked the second time the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of Abigail Fisher, a white student denied admission to the University of Texas at…

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