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Michigan Supreme Court unanimously limits the Governor’s power

  • October 2, 2020
  • by Daniel P. Dalton

The reporting of the Court’s decision today has been, at best, misleading.  It has been implied that a slim majority of the Court decided that the Governor did not have the authority to extend her order under the Emergency Management Act. A review of the […]

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Students for Religious Liberty at the University of Chicago to Host Panel on Litigating Religious Liberty

  • September 21, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, I will have the honor of speaking with law students at the University of Chicago about the joys and challenges of litigating religious liberty cases. I will be on a panel with two esteemed religious liberty litigators, Mark Rienzi, the […]

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Big Supreme Court Win For Religious Schools and School Choice Movement

  • June 30, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

This morning the United States Supreme Court reaffirmed that it is unconstitutional to bar religious schools from receiving public benefits or aid solely because of their religious status. The case, Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, involves a scholarship program that the Montana Supreme Court […]

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7th Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Illinois Churches’ Challenge to State’s COVID Restrictions

  • June 16, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

Today, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Elim Romanian Church, et al. v. Pritzker that Illinois’s COVID restrictions, which limited the size of public gatherings to ten people, did not violate the First Amendment. By way of background, several Illinois churches had sued […]

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Split Supreme Court Denies Churches Relief from COVID Restrictions

  • June 1, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

Over the last few weeks, several churches in California and Illinois have asked the courts for relief from their state’s restrictions on religious assemblies—restrictions put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Because the trial and appellate courts would not grant them relief, they […]

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Federal Court of Appeals Rejects Illinois Churches’ Emergency Request for an Injunction

  • May 18, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

On Saturday, May 16, 2020, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order indicating that two Illinois churches are unlikely to succeed in their efforts to challenge Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order which limits gatherings to no more than ten people. By way of background, […]

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Sixth Circuit Says Kentucky Cannot Enforce Ban on In-Person Worship

  • May 11, 2020
  • by Lawrence Opalewski

On Saturday May 9, 2020, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order preventing the governor of Kentucky and other state officials from enforcing a ban on in-person worship services. The order comes amid ongoing legal battles across the Midwest regarding the various executive […]

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Noel W. Sterett named a partner at Dalton & Tomich

  • March 4, 2020
  • by Emily

Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus   Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466; Daniel Dalton; ddalton@daltontomich.com; 248.229.2329 Detroit—March 4, 2020—Daniel Dalton and Zana Tomich, co-founders of Detroit-based land use and business law firm Dalton + Tomich,are pleased to announce attorney Noel W. Sterett has been named a partner. Based in […]

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How a Pending Supreme Court Case and the Growing School Choice Movement Could Lead to More Religious Land Use Cases

  • January 30, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

This week is National School Choice Week. And coincidentally, just last week the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a key school choice case with significant religious liberty concerns. The case, Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, involves a scholarship program that provides […]

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Noel Sterett to Argue Important Health Care Right of Conscience Case Before 2nd Dist. Appellate Court of Illinois

  • January 13, 2020
  • by Noel Sterett

On January 28, 2020, I will argue a key health care right of conscience case before the 2nd District Appellate Court of Illinois. My client, Sandra Rojas, is a pediatric nurse who worked at the Winnebago County Health Clinic for eighteen years. In 2014, the […]

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