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    US Attorney General Issues Order to Uphold Religious Freedom

    While the press is focused on the tweets and tantrums of the Trump administration, a quiet revolution is taking place that has received little attention. In his presidential campaigning, candidate Trump promised to reverse the Obama Administration’s policies which often dismissed religious liberty merely as a pretext for discrimination and exchanged the First Amendment’s free exercise of religion in society with a much more restricted right of freedom of worship confined to the four ...  Read More...

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    Engaging the World and Raising Up New Lawyers for Jesus

    For four days last week the attorneys at Mauck & Baker enjoyed an edifying time at the annual Christian Legal Society Conference. It didn’t hurt that this year’s conference was held in Newport Beach, CA. Though the balmy weather was certainly a highlight for those of us coming from Chicago, there were two other highlights worth sharing.   Read More...

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    9 Steps Church Employers Should Take to Comply with the ADA

    This article originally appeared in the Church Law and Tax Newsletter by Richard R. Hammar. The introduction is by Whit Brisky, an attorney at Mauck & Baker.Did you know that churches and religious organizations, as well as businesses, can be sued by an employee?   Read More...

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    Responding to Gov. Rauner Signing the Abortion Tax Payment

    Illinois Medicaid already covers abortions in cases of rape, incest, and when the mother’s life is threatened by the pregnancy. The Hyde Amendment prevents federal funds from being used to fund abortions outside those instances, so to circumvent that, Illinois citizens are now going to help pay for those abortions. How did this come about?   Read More...

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    We’re with Them: Christian Business Organizations Stand with Masterpiece Cakeshop

    We’re with Them: Christian Business Organizations Stand with Masterpiece CakeshopMauck & Baker submitted an amicus (friend of the court) brief to the United States Supreme Court on September 7, on behalf of a group of five Christian business organizations in support of Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. and Jack Phillips. The highly-anticipated discrimination case is about whether the government can force artists to promote messages that go against their strongly held beliefs, in this case, designing...  Read More...

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    Caption Contest

    We think this photo deserves a clever caption. Enter our caption contest by submitting your suggested caption through the newsletter you received from us or by emailing info@mauckbaker.com. Simply subscribe to our newsletter to qualify!   Read More...

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    5 Reasons Believers Should Care about Our Nation's Laws

    By John W. MauckAs Americans we have special reasons to celebrate our legal heritage. As followers of Jesus, particularly, we thank God for the Declaration of Independence which provides crucial context for understanding and interpreting the Constitution.   Read More...

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    Our Summer 2017 Legal Interns

    This year Mauck & Baker had two talented legal interns join the firm for six weeks. We had one returning intern from last summer, Matthew Jacobs, and one new, Blackstone Legal Fellow, Hailey Vrdolyak. Matthew lives on the south side of Chicago and attends Vanderbilt Law of School. Hailey is from Hinsdale, Illinois and attends Notre Dame School of Law.   Read More...

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    Illinois Is Making Life Harder for Over 16,000 Children in Foster Care

    Illinois’ child welfare system is a broken mess. With so many children* suffering in foster care, there is an incredible need for more foster care families, more caregivers, and more foster care workers. And because this bankrupt state does not have the resources to do it all, there is tremendous need for other private entities and charities to help fill in the gaps.   Read More...

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    What Made America Great in the First Place?

    When’s the last time you read the document which birthed this great nation, the Declaration of Independence? Far too many Americans go their entire lives without bothering to even read the country’s founding documents or haven’t read them since grade school. And in many school districts today, the Declaration of Independence and Constitution are entirely left out of the curriculum.   Read More...

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