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    Recent Court Ruling Prohibits Pastoral Counseling in California

    In late August, the Pacific Justice Institute’s case of Welch v. Governor Jerry Brown in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that California Senate Bill 1172 does not inhibit persons from seeking sexual orientation change efforts for religious reasons.   Read More...

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    Gone Lawschooling: Communications Manager Andrew Willis Says Goodbye

    The year was 2014. Starry-eyed with a new college degree in hand, I was eager to enter the legal arena.I was so young and innocent.You may call this shameless pandering, but Mauck & Baker was number one on my list of where I wanted to work after college. They were local, Christian, and civil liberties focused—what more could one want?   Read More...

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    Pregnancy Center Sues City for Religious Discrimination

    A team of attorneys representing Hand of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center in North Carolina filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Raleigh City Council’s decision to prohibit Hand of Hope from providing young women with free pregnancy education and support at its property abutting Preferred Women’s Health abortion clinic on Jones Franklin Road. Hand of Hope is a nonprofit, pro-life ministry which seeks to share the love of God and free pregnancy education with women facing the challenges of an un...  Read More...

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    Attorney Sorin Leahu to Speak at Alliance Defending Freedom Benefit

    Mauck & Baker attorney Sorin Leahu will be a guest speaker at an upcoming benefit for Alliance Defending Freedom. Sorin is an Allied Attorney with ADF and an ADF Blackstone Fellow. He will be speaking about his experience on the front lines defending the First Amendment.   Read More...

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    David French on the State of Religious Liberty in the U.S.

    Attorney Noel Sterett speaks with David French, staff writer at National Review, constitutional law attorney, and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.The state of religious liberty in the United States "is on the ropes," according to French. He describes it as being on the "legal and cultural defensive. The momentum is on the side, for the moment, of those who would seek to suppress religious liberty." To hear more, listen to the interview below.Tune in Saturdays at 3:00 pm on AM 1160 f...  Read More...

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    Shaping Your Message for Christ: Tom Ciesielka of TC Public Relations

    Your message is key, but how you present it can often mean the difference between resonating with your audience or being ignored. We talk with media expert, Tom Ciesielka of TC Public Relations on his experiences working law firms and ministries in getting their message to the general population.Tune in Saturdays at 3:00 pm on AM 1160 for Lawyers for Jesus Radio. Each week, the attorneys from Mauck & Baker will cover a variety of topics relating to the Gospel in law ...  Read More...

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    Pastors File Lawsuit Challenging Illinois’ Ban on Sexual Identity Counseling

    (August 11, 2016, Chicago, Illinois) On Thursday, Pastors Protecting Youth (PPY), an association of Illinois pastors, filed a Federal lawsuit against the State of Illinois in regards to the Youth Mental Health Protection Act, the state’s newly enacted ban on sexual identity counseling for minors. The suit maintains that the ban unconstitutionally restricts a young person’s right to make personal choices regarding his or her own choice of sexual identity, as well as the pastors’ right to free spe...  Read More...

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    Jeffrey Schwab: Where is He Now?

    In the latest past employee profile of the "Where Are They Now?" series, we talk to Jeffrey Schwab who is now a staff attorney with the Liberty Justice Center. Jeff worked as an associate attorney at Mauck & Baker from 2006-2014. 1. What are you now doing with the Liberty Justice Center?Liberty Justice Center is focused on protecting fundamental rights in Illinois, such as the right to earn a living, private property rights and free speech, and restraining government overreach through l...  Read More...

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    Illinois Forces Doctors, Medical Facilities to Promote Abortion; Pregnancy Centers File Suit in Response

    ADF attorneys represent doctor, two pregnancy care centers in suit against SB 1564ROCKFORD, Illinois – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing an Illinois doctor and two pregnancy care centers filed suit in state court against Gov. Bruce Rauner after he recently signed a bill into law that forces doctors and medical facilities to promote abortion regardless of their ethical or moral views on the practice. ADF sent a letter to Rauner in May on behalf of numerous pro-life physician...  Read More...

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    Radio Interview: Attack on Right of Conscience Becomes Law in Illinois

    Noel Sterett joins Mark Elfstrand of AM 1160 in studio, explaining the radical Senate Bill 1564. Governor Bruce Rauner signed the bill into law past week which forces Christian doctors and pregnancy centers to promote abortion.Follow Mauck & Baker on Social Media:  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn.   Read More...

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