Providence Journal: In a break from tradition, the School Committee in June decided to have students and teachers come to school during the Jewish religious holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and the Christian holiday of Good Friday.
Religion Clause: In Adams v. Scott, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47928 (CD IL, April 10, 015), an Illinois federal district court permitted five non-denominational civil detainees to move ahead with their complaint that their RLUIPA and free exercise rights were infringed by refusal to create non-denominational religious services and by a policy that requires them to declare an affiliation with a denomination in order to attend services.
Deseret News: Sevier County Clerk/Auditor Steve Wall hasn’t given much thought to whether he would perform a wedding for a same-sex couple who comes to his office. But under a new Utah law that takes effect May 12, he doesn’t have to marry anyone unless a he can’t find a person in the county to conduct the civil ceremony, making county clerks the “marriers” of last resort.