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Lawyers: Former Atlanta fire chief fired for religious views

ATLANTA — An attorney for a former Atlanta fire chief argued in court Friday that his client was let go for his religious beliefs, but lawyers for the city disputed that. Kelvin Cochran wrote a book called “Who Told You ...

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Texas AG raises concerns over high school’s prayer room

Every day at lunch, a handful of teenagers in Frisco, Texas, would pop into room C112, face a whiteboard and kneel for one of their five daily prayers. It was just a spare classroom, used for everything from teachers’ grading ...

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Old case about goat sacrifices played role in blocking Trump’s travel ban

In 1993, the Supreme Court granted constitutional protections to an Afro-Cuban religious group that sacrifices animals, such as goats, chickens, ducks and turtles, as a form of ritual. More than two decades later, specifically Thursday, three federal appeals court judges ...

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Local reaction to private school tuition case

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that taxpayers who challenged an Arizona law providing tax credits to school tuition organizations lacked standing to challenge a program that uses state funds generated by tax revenues to award scholarships to private religious schools.

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Job Discrimination: Sayed v. Hilton Hotels Corporation

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit   Job Discrimination Religion — Coworker Comments Sayed v. Hilton Hotels Corporation 10-453-cv Appealed from the Southern District of New York Background: This appeal is from an order of the district court granting summary ...

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Leaving Islam? ads cause stir

NEW YORK CITY — The questions on the ads aren’t subtle: Leaving Islam? Fatwa on your head? Is your family threatening you? A conservative activist and the organizations she leads have paid ...

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