Western Michigan University has sought to impose a vaccine mandate on its athletes. Sixteen athletes sued the University in federal court after they were denied a religious exemption and excluded from team activities. The athletes argued that the University had violated their rights under the […]Read More
Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; firstname.lastname@example.org; 248.260.8466; Dan Dalton; email@example.com; 248.229.2329 Rockford, Ill. —September 16, 2021—Noel Sterett, a religious freedom attorney with national law firm Dalton & Tomich, has spent nearly 15 years fighting for religious liberty in courts across the country. He has […]Read More
The First Amendment provides religious organizations the absolute right to choose their own ministers without government interference. The right is referred to as the ministerial exception and bars ministers from suing their religious employers for employment discrimination. The ministerial exception is based on the well-established […]Read More
The Supreme Court decided a major religious liberty case this morning in remarkable fashion. All nine justices agreed that Philadelphia violated the First Amendment when it refused to allow Catholic Social Services (CSS) to continue providing foster care services in accordance with its religious beliefs […]Read More
Illinois is infamous for gerrymandering—the practice of politicians redrawing the political districts to protect their positions of power. Many have even quipped that voters in Illinois don’t pick their politicians, rather the politicians pick their voters. And now it appears that the politicians are also […]Read More
On Monday, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in an important civil rights case titled Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski. The case involves a college student, Chike Uzuegbunam, whose free speech rights were violated when campus police ordered him to stop sharing his faith in front […]Read More
Section 1983 — 42 U.S.C § 1983 — is celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year. Section 1983 is the foremost federal statute for bringing federal claims against government officials and entities for violations of civil rights. The origins of Section 1983 date back to 1871 […]Read More
On January 12, 2021, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Uzuegbunam v. Preczwski, which tackles the question of whether a lawsuit seeking nominal damages is rendered moot if the unconstitutional law or policy is revised during the course of litigation. By way […]Read More
By The Hand Club for Kids is an Illinois not-for-profit which provides many Chicago-area youth with a well-rounded afterschool program. The program is designed to be “Christ-centered” as well as holistic—nurturing mind, body, and soul. Despite the religious mission and values which animate everything the […]Read More
Religious Land Use & Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) Congress enacted RLUIPA in 2000 based on evidence of widespread discrimination against religious assemblies and institutions in the zoning and land use context. Many religious groups were struggling to find a place to meet. Others were struggling […]Read More
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