Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would not be hearing two major workplace religious accommodation cases.
9th Circuit Refuses to Block California’s In-home Bible Study Restrictions
A 9th Circuit 3-judge panel has refused to block a California COVID-19 in-home Bible study restriction imposed by Governor Gavin Newsom.
LGBTQ+ Students Sue to Eliminate Title IX Religious Exemption
A group of current and former LGBTQ+ students have sued the U.S. Department of Education to either force their colleges, universities, and seminaries to change their policies or to stop providing federal financial assistance.
Supreme Court: Calif. restrictions on indoor church meetings unconstitutional
The Supreme Court slams California restrictions on indoor church services while finding that capacity and singing limitations can stand.
Free Speech and Social Media Censorship: An Analysis
The guarantee of Free Speech exists next to the religious freedom guarantees in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. These rights often intersect, as the ability to speak according to one’s conscience is innate to almost any conscientious belief system in existence. To apply restrictions to speech would also be applying restrictions to the exercise of religion.
Court unanimously finds RFRA plaintiffs can sue FBI agents for money damages
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that plaintiffs whose religious rights were violated can sue government employees individually for monetary damages.
Why the Supreme Court Should Hear the Dalberiste Workplace Religious Accommodation Case
Dalberiste may help courts further define the boundaries of true unnecessary burdens on employers, the role of union agreements in preferring seniority in employee scheduling, and how this affects less senior employees’ opportunity for religious accommodation.
Dr. C. Norman Farley passes to his rest
We are sad to announce the passing of Dr. C. Norman Farley in November 2020. He formally served on our Advisory panel beginning in 2016, and he, along with his wife Alice, have been great supporters and volunteers of ReligiousLiberty.TV and Founders’ First Freedom.
LA County recognizes churches are constitutionally exempt from stay-at-home order
The language of the new Los Angeles COVID restriction specifically exempts religious gatherings as a matter of constitutional right.
Los Angeles County lifts restrictions on Grace Community Church
LA County rescinded all COVID-19 outbreak related requirements and restrictions on Grace Community Church on November 12.