The court came down on the side of a Muslim prisoner whose beard had been deemed potentially dangerous by Arkansas prison officials.
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The same-sex marriage movement loses its first major case in a federal appeals court Nov. 6 after a lengthy string of victories.
County commissioners in Florida are testing a Supreme Court decision by banning atheists from delivering an invocation before local public meetings.
If the high court declines to intervene, same-sex marriages performed in Utah during the brief window when such unions were legal will be eligible for spousal benefits on July 21.
The Utah attorney general says he’ll challenge an appellate ruling that declared the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court offers a further sign that it favors letting employers with religious objections avoid the Obama administration’s so-called contraception mandate.