Cases across the country are addressing the tension between public health emergency orders due to the coronavirus and religious liberty rights, including drive-in churches.
At the end of their term last week, the Supreme Court issued an order denying a request to hear a pair of legislative prayer cases, despite the seeming conflict between the appeals court decisions in question.
The 5th Circuit’s ruling dismissing a challenge to Mississippi’s HB 1523 for lack of standing will remain in place after the Supreme Court declined to take up the plaintiffs’ appeal. But that will not likely be the final word on the constitutionality of the law.
A controversial Mississippi law (HB 1523) which offers explicit protections for certain religious beliefs is set to go into effect on October 10, though plaintiffs plan to take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Workplace religious freedom calls on employers to respect an employee’s faith, and to restrain from imposing their own.