456 ABA Journal Religious Law articles.
A man who was civilly committed as a sexually dangerous person can’t change his name to “Better Off Dead,” the Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled.
Jan 8, 2020 11:58 AM CST
No U.S. Supreme Court term in recent memory has had more potential blockbuster cases on the docket than this one. The court is likely to dominate the headlines in May, and especially June 2020, with rulings on almost every major controversial area of law.
Jan 2, 2020 11:17 AM CST
From famous celebrity prenups to groundbreaking black lawyers to First Amendment milestones, the ABA Journal presents our favorite slideshow galleries from this year. Which gallery was your favorite?
Dec 23, 2019 9:50 AM CST
The past year was unusual in the U.S. Supreme Court because the justices handed down only a few blockbuster decisions but then filled their docket with a stunning number of cases of potentially great significance to be decided in spring 2020. Interestingly, the court could have taken many of these cases in the October 2018 term for decisions in June 2019, but it did not do so.
Dec 23, 2019 9:34 AM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to decide two cases involving the “ministerial exception” that bars courts from hearing some employment suits against religious employers.
Dec 20, 2019 3:14 PM CST
Judge gets public warning after claiming religious exemption to performing same-sex weddings
A Texas justice of the peace who refuses to perform same-sex weddings has received a public warning from…
Dec 4, 2019 3:52 PM CST
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court accepted a no-fly list case to decide whether federal officials can be sued for money damages in their individual capacities for violations of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Nov 25, 2019 11:41 AM CST
Judge tosses Arpaio defamation suit claiming ‘leftist enmity’ constituted actual malice
U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth of Washington, D.C., has tossed a defamation lawsuit filed by former Maricopa County, Arizona,…
Nov 6, 2019 4:32 PM CST
The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Christian print shop owner who refused to print gay pride T-shirts for religious reasons.
Nov 4, 2019 12:38 PM CST
Judge Tammy Kemp said she gave former Dallas cop Amber Guyger a hug after she asked for one and a Bible after she said she didn’t have one. Kemp spoke about her actions after Guyger received a 10-year prison sentence for fatally shooting her neighbor.
Oct 8, 2019 2:54 PM CDT
Convicted Dallas police officer Amber Guyger received a hug from the victim’s brother and a Bible from the judge after the sentencing hearing.
Oct 4, 2019 12:14 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court justices return from their summer recess Monday to a calendar filled with potential blockbuster cases. Typically, about half the docket is set before the justices’ recess at the end of June, with the remaining cases taken between the beginning of October and the middle of January. But just based on what already is on the docket, this term could be filled with cases of great significance.
Oct 3, 2019 6:00 AM CDT
The ABA is urging the U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw a proposed rule that would expand the type of federal contractors eligible for an exemption that allows them to discriminate in employment on the basis of religion.
Sep 19, 2019 10:16 AM CDT
Audit concludes financial wrongdoing cost law school $1.6M
The University of Texas School of Law has tightened its financial controls after an internal audit concluded that a former employee’s improprieties…
Sep 18, 2019 4:32 PM CDT
With school finally back in full swing across the country, it’s a great time for a history lesson in American education.
Landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases such as Brown v.…
Sep 5, 2019 1:00 PM CDT
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