Last month, the U.S. Labor Department released new guidelines, as directed by the Office of Management and Budget, regarding religious organizations and federal grants.
The State Department this week issued its annual report detailing the status of religious freedom in every country in the world.
President Donald Trump issued an executive order to promote religious freedom around the world, calling on the State Department and USAID to make international religious freedom a priority in implementing foreign policy and foreign assistance programs.
In Pennsylvania, two state lawmakers are proposing legislation that would bar the state from issuing restrictions on worship services in public health emergencies, such as the coronavirus pandemic.
The appeal marks the first request for intervention by the Supreme Court in this fast-moving legal dispute over the constitutionality of including houses of worship in stay-at-home orders to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. Dozens of cases have been filed across the country in the past two months.