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Kaplan v. St. Peter's Healthcare System

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) regulates employee-benefit plans to protect the interests of employees who participate in the plans. To avoid undue governmental intrusion in church affairs, the Act provides an exemption for plans established by churches. Some non-church entities have begun to claim this exemption.

Geneva College v. Burwell / Zubik v. Burwell / Persico v. Burwell

As part of the Affordable Care Act's implementing regulations, group health plans are required to include coverage for various forms of preventative care, including all FDA-approved methods of contraception. Houses of worship are exempt from these requirements, and the Department of Health and Human Services later created a broader accommodation for certain nonprofit organizations.

Hassan v. City of New York

In the months following the September 11 attacks, the New York City Police Department began a surveillance program targeting Muslim communities in New York City and the surrounding areas. The surveillance extended to Muslims in New Jersey, and included surveillance of mosques, private schools, Muslim-owned business establishments, and at least one Muslim student group.

King v. Christie

In 2013, New Jersey passed a law prohibiting licensed medical professionals from subjecting minors to “sexual orientation change efforts”—purportedly therapeutic efforts to change a patient's sexual orientation. The practice has been roundly condemned by medical and mental health professionals, with organizations like the American Psychological Association warning that the practice may produce serious health risks.

Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell

As part of the Affordable Care Act's implementing regulations, group health plans are required to include coverage for various forms of preventative care, including all FDA-approved methods of contraception. Various secular, for-profit businesses with religious owners have filed lawsuits asserting that they cannot include contraception coverage in employee health plans without violating, among other things, their free exercise rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

Tenafly Eruv Association v. Borough of Tenafly

Challenge to decision by New Jersey borough to disallow the erection of an eruv (a symbolic "fence" used by Orthodox Jews) on the borough's telephone poles.

Modrovich v. Allegheny County

Challenge to the display of a Ten Commandments plaque on the facade of the county courthouse in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

C.H. v. Oliva

Opposition to challenge to New Jersey teacher's decision to bar a first-grade student from reading a Bible story to his classmates.

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