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ACLU fights faith-based child placement agencies

Religious Liberty | Michigan lawsuit challenges the religious freedom of foster care and adoption groups
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 9/26/17, 02:09 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is challenging a Michigan law that allows faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to operate according to their Biblical convictions. The lawsuit, filed against the state Sept. 20 in federal court, could jeopardize similar laws across the nation and force faith-based agencies to close.

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Family farm wins right to return to Michigan market

Religious Liberty | East Lansing officials tried to ban the business because of the owners’ Biblical view of marriage
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 9/19/17, 03:58 pm

Steve and Bridget Tennes, owners of Country Mill Farms, returned to the East Lansing, Mich., Farmer’s Market Sunday after local officials tried to ban them over their Biblical view of marriage. A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction last week, allowing the family-owned business to sell its produce at the market while its lawsuit against the city moves forward.

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High court, high costs

Religious Liberty | It takes a lot of money to bring a case to the Supreme Court, and even with pro bono lawyers somebody has to pay
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/13/17, 06:00 pm

Paul Clement is one of the most successful U.S. Supreme Court litigators alive. When he stepped up to the lectern last year to argue on behalf of the Little Sisters of the Poor, unlike most other Supreme Court lawyers, he came with no notes. Even so, he could cite page numbers from the Obama administration’s briefs against the nonprofits challenging the contraceptive and abortifacient mandate.

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