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Department of Justice - Latest News
Jun 12, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The Justice Department praised Montgomery County Council Wednesday for protecting the First Amendment rights of protestors and said it now expects them to extend the same protections to religious gatherings.
May 4, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Justice Department (DOJ) is backing a small community church suing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, arguing that the state cannot single out churches for public health restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 15, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Justice Department is supporting a Mississippi church after local authorities fined attendees at a drive-in service during the coronavirus pandemic.  
Apr 14, 2020 - 11:10 am .- The Justice Department (DOJ) has promised to act on any abuses against religious freedom after some state and local governments sought to enforce tough restrictions on Easter services during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 26, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The Department of Justice said Tuesday that biological males who identify as women should not be classified as girls when it comes to athletics. 
Mar 10, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Senator Ben Sasse called on the Attorney General to investigate the website Pornhub on Monday. The senator said the site had promoted videos showing the sexual assault and rape of a victim of human trafficking.
Mar 9, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The Department of Justice is targeting state and local government violations of religious freedom, a senior DOJ official told reporters on Monday.
Feb 28, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Chelsey Nelson, a photographer with her own business, sued the city of Louisville over an ordinance she says would compel her to violate her religious beliefs and serve same-sex weddings.
Jan 22, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Department of Justice is officially supporting Ohio’s Down syndrome abortion ban before a federal circuit court.
Nov 30, 2018 - 08:45 am .- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th circuit issued an order Thursday vacating a 2014 District Court decision against the Eternal Word Television Network in its lawsuit against the so-called contraceptive mandate issued by the Department of Health and Human Services. The order follows a settlement between the network and the Department of Justice, reached Oct. 5.
Jul 31, 2018 - 03:11 am .- The announcement of a Religious Liberty Task Force being created at the Department of Justice drew praise from Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, who said that religious freedom is vital to the common good of the U.S.
Jun 15, 2018 - 06:31 am .- Protecting places of worship from zoning discrimination is the focus of a new initiative from the Department of Justice, announced earlier this week. 
Jun 5, 2018 - 05:02 pm .- On Monday the Supreme Court vacated an appellate court's decision from October which permitted an undocumented minor held in federal custody to an obtain an abortion.
Oct 6, 2017 - 03:31 pm .- All eyes were on the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, as the Trump administration announced a major broadening of exemptions to the federal contraception mandate, prompting cheers from religious freedom proponents nationwide.
Aug 1, 2017 - 03:02 pm .- After the US Department of Justice did not drop its appeal of a contraceptive mandate lawsuit by the Catholic Benefits Association on Monday, the group expressed its disappointment.

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