Former USCIRF staffer charges Muslim bias

WASHINGTON (RNS) A former staffer of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has filed suit against the watchdog agency, saying it reneged on giving her a job as an analyst because she was Muslim and had worked for a Muslim advocacy group. By Adelle M. Banks.

Muslims sue to stop NYPD spying program

(RNS) Muslim civil rights activists are headed to court with a suit to end a New York City Police Department program that they say violates their constitutional rights by spying on Muslims based only on their religion. By Omar Sacirbey.

Attorney drops abuse suit against Vatican

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) A prominent U.S. attorney has dropped his abuse lawsuit against the Vatican, the second time a high-stakes attempt to hold the pope personally responsible for abusive priests has failed. By Alessandro Speciale.