State bills on lightning-rod social issues are getting noticeably less impetus this year, as elections loom and state leaders try to attract business investment.
Alliance Defending Justice has had some notable victories. Now it hopes to persuade the Supreme Court to blunt the sweep of its ruling enshrining same-sex marriage into law.
An appeals court ruled against the longstanding monument in Maryland, potentially setting up a Supreme Court decision on when religious symbols can be on public property.
The state’s education department unveiled a proposal that used soft language on evolution and climate change. Then came the public outcry.
Her trip was organized by Liberty Counsel, a conservative research group that represented her when she was held in 2015 for contempt of court.
Justices will hear cases on how elections are conducted, on the right to privacy in the digital age and on whether religion can justify discrimination.