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DOJ clarifies religious groups' equal access to government grants

Religious groups must have equal access to public grant programs, the Justice Department announced in new guidance issued on Monday.  Read more

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Churches have the same rights as protests, DOJ tells Maryland county

The Justice Department praised Montgomery County Council Wednesday for protecting the First Amendment rights of protestors and said it now... Read more

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DOJ files statement of interest in church suit against Virginia governor

The Justice Department (DOJ) is backing a small community church suing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, arguing that the state cannot single... Read more

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Justice department backs Mississippi church over drive-in services

The Justice Department is supporting a Mississippi church after local authorities fined attendees at a drive-in service during the coronavirus... Read more

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Justice Department to act on unfair religious restrictions during coronavirus

The Justice Department (DOJ) has promised to act on any abuses against religious freedom after some state and local governments sought... Read more

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DOJ: Sex discrimination laws don't cover transgender athletes

The Department of Justice said Tuesday that biological males who identify as women should not be classified as girls when... Read more

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Sen. Sasse calls for Justice Department to investigate PornHub

Senator Ben Sasse called on the Attorney General to investigate the website Pornhub on Monday. The senator said the site had promoted videos... Read more

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Justice Department highlights state-level religious freedom violations

The Department of Justice is targeting state and local government violations of religious freedom, a senior DOJ official told reporters on... Read more

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Justice Department weighs in on Kentucky religious freedom case

Chelsey Nelson, a photographer with her own business, sued the city of Louisville over an ordinance she says would compel... Read more

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DOJ files brief in support of Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban

The Department of Justice is officially supporting Ohio’s Down syndrome abortion ban before a federal circuit court.  Read more

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EWTN wins lawsuit over HHS contraception mandate

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th circuit issued an order Thursday vacating a 2014 District Court decision against the... Read more

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Department of Justice creates Religious Liberty Task Force

The announcement of a Religious Liberty Task Force being created at the Department of Justice drew praise from Archbishop Joseph... Read more

'Much-needed' initiative aims to protect churches from zoning discrimination

Protecting places of worship from zoning discrimination is the focus of a new initiative from the Department of Justice, announced... Read more

US Supreme Court throws out undocumented minor abortion ruling

On Monday the Supreme Court vacated an appellate court's decision from October which permitted an undocumented minor held in federal... Read more

The government's new religious freedom guidance: What does it mean?

All eyes were on the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, as the Trump administration announced a major... Read more

Catholic group fighting HHS mandate disappointed exemption still unissued

After the US Department of Justice did not drop its appeal of a contraceptive mandate lawsuit by the Catholic Benefits... Read more