Religious rights – under fire nationwide, from demands that Christian colleges promote homosexuality to forcing nuns to pay for abortion drugs – are the focal point of a new case in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. There, an Orthodox Jew is alleging she was dismissed from her job at a quasi-governmental authority, the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority, because she observed Passover.

That, according to friend-of-the-court brief filed by The Becket Fund, is outrageous. And a spokesman says the same attitude “didn’t work out so well for Pharoah.” “It takes some chutzpah for the government to punish a Jewish woman for celebrating Passover,” said Eric Rassbach, the organization’s deputy general counsel. READ MORE