The US Supreme Court has accepted review of Town of Greece v. Galloway, an Establishment Clause case that will examine the constitutionality of public prayer conducted before a civil Town Meeting.
The US Supreme Court accepted for argument next term the age discrimination case Madigan v. Levin. This case considers the question of whether a plaintiff claiming age discrimination can proceed under section 1983 as an Equal Protection violation, or is restricted to proceeding under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
A number of secular, for profit corporations are owned and operated by members of religious faiths whose tenants and beliefs are inapposite to the mandates of the Affordable Health Care Act. This issue of conscience vs. legality will continue to reverberate for years to come.
Religious and education issue litigators take note: the Beckett Fund and Professor Michael McConnell of Stanford Law School have filed a petition for certiori in the US Supreme Court
In the realm of child protection, the prevailing wisdom is that an organization cannot be too careful in monitoring and enforcement of boundary violations in order to keep kids safe.
The Washington State Supreme Court has been asked to consider the constitutionality of the exemptions for non-profit religious organizations in the Washington Law Against Discrimination (RCW 49.60).
The Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations issued its first, 94-page, report to Sen. Charles Grassley.