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    A Petition to the United States Supreme Court

    We are asking the Supreme Court to grant review and then uphold a provision of RLUIPA passed by Congress, correcting the actions of courts that have chosen to stray from the legislation and laws they are tasked with interpreting and applying to the facts of each case. This request for review comes after several unfavorable rulings and an eight-year long legal battle involving ADF's client, Tree of Life Christian Schools.  Read More...

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    RLUIPA Needs Review and YOU Can Help

    If you're a person of faith, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act is something you should know about. This law has been instrumental in protecting religious freedom. But the government's failure to clarify certain aspects of this law have led to misinterpretation (whether intentional or not) by many municipalities.  Read More...

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    Chalk One Up For God

    If you’ve lived in a residence that is a part of a homeowners or condominium association, you’ve probably been briefed with the rules: Nothing can be displayed in the front yard, and nothing hung on the front door. Many HOAs or condo associations prohibit the posting of items on the exterior of one’s building, but can they prevent you from expressing your religion in this way?  Read More...

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    Essential Legal Documents You Need to Protect Your Family

    From our birth to the end of our lives, we have many cherished moments with our loved ones and many planned major life events for which we need legal documents (i.e. birth, marriage, etc). However, there are many unexpected moments in between that you need to be ready for as well. The four documents in this article are essential to ensure that you and your family can take care of each other through life's ups and downs.   Read More...;
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    Are Libraries Censoring Conservative Content?

    Recently, a concerned individual contacted Mauck & Baker regarding an experience she had at her local library in which she attempted to visit a conservative Christian website on the public computer, but access to the website was blocked. When she asked library staff why the website was not available, they told her that it appeared on their blocklist. Seeing a conservative, Biblically-based organization listed in such a way seemed to point towards religious and/or political bias.  Read More...

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    A Contrast of Character at the March for Life

    The contrast between a pro-life march and so many others is stark in both method and message, and that was on full display in Chicago. The pro-life marchers brought the joyful presence of hope, and their signs and disposition reflected this message. Also in the vicinity were some 200 pro-choice protesters with their signs emitting hate and hostility.   Read More...

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    What Does Reputation Have to Do With Religious Freedom?

    Should there be religious exemptions to generally applicable anti-discrimination laws? I recently took a course with about 33 of my law school peers where our task was to think deeply about this question. Being one out of about three Christians in the room I was certain I would be in the hot seat. But the situation wasn’t necessarily what I anticipated.  Read More...

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    Beware of Wolves in Shepherd's Clothing

    Written by Whitman H. Brisky - What happens to church property when most of its members depart, leaving only an unpopular pastor and a few of his close friends and family to determine its use? Unfortunately, in all too many cases, the congregation essentially shuts down as an active ministry, converts the property to cash, and then pays the remaining funds to (or for the benefit of) the pastor. Don't let this happen to your church.  Read More...

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    Free Advertising Grant for Churches and Nonprofits!

    Advertising can be expensive, but this is where churches and nonprofits have a potential advantage. Google has a program called Google Ad Grants, which provides up to $10,000/month indefinitely in Google Ad credit to qualifying non-profit organizations. Potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in free advertising! So how does it work?  Read More...

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    The Legal Battle Continues

    The legal struggle that started in 2010 continues for Saul Juarez, Elias Juarez, Oscar Sanchez, and Ruben Sanchez, four followers of Jesus trying to stop gang violence in their neighborhoods through evangelism and advocacy—something the government almost stopped them from doing. In early 2018, the Kane County Circuit Court denied all claims by Kane County and Elgin against each man. Nevertheless, their innocence has yet to be fully vindicated.  Read More...

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