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In a surprise move, the Obama Justice Department argued Wednesday before the U.S. Supreme Court that churches should not have the right to hire and fire employees who disagree with the doctrines of a particular faith. The position startled many observers. Taken to […]

Does a church have the right to hire or fire the preacher without worrying about government interference? If a Catholic priest decides he doesn’t accept the authority of the Pope, can the diocese recall him without worrying about the National Labor Relations […]

The stream of profanity and nudity on broadcast television could soon become a flood if the Supreme Court finds the Federal Communications Commission’s indecency policy “unconstitutionally vague” during its next session, says the Parents Television Council. “If there’s no rule […]

WASHINGTON (Religious News Service) The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will examine whether the Federal Communications Commission has the right to ban “fleeting expletives” on broadcast TV. The case will review last year’s decision by the 2nd U.S. […]

By DANIEL BURKE c. 2011 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court on Monday (May 2) declined to hear a Catholic group’s appeal accusing San Francisco supervisors of violating the Constitution when they disparaged the Catholic Church’s opposition to […]

By KEVIN ECKSTROM c. 2011 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill that would make it harder for protesters from a fringe Baptist church in Topeka, Kansas, to protest outside military funerals. The […]

WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court on Monday (April 4) rejected a challenge to an Arizona school tuition credit program critics contend was principally benefiting religious institutions. The 5-4 decision, combined with a 2007 ruling rejecting a similar challenge to the […]

WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court agreed Monday (March 28) to consider whether a teacher who was fired from a religious school is subject to a “ministerial exception” that can bar suits against religious organizations. The case involves an employment dispute […]

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