Lawyers File Emergency Motion to Stop Mandate

In an effort to prevent the Department of Health and Human Services’ birth control mandate from going into effect on August 1, the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) has filed an emergency motion asking a federal district judge to stop the rule that would force most employers to cover birth control in their employee health plan with no co-pay.

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Judge Rules Health Care Mandate is Constitutional

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

The first official ruling on the constitutionality of the individual mandate in ObamaCare that will force consumers to buy health care coverage came from a Detroit judge yesterday afternoon who determined that Congress does indeed have the power to do so.

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Jury Refuses to Convict Christian Evangelists

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

Late Friday evening, a jury of six Dearborn, Michigan residents returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty of breach of the peace charges, which were brought against four Christian evangelists who were peacefully proselytizing to Muslim youths during the Arab International Festival on June 18, 2010. 

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Christian Missionaries Arrested at Muslim Festival in Dearborn

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

In what many are describing as police enforcement of Shari’a law at a Muslim festival last weekend, the Thomas More Law Center has agreed to represent four Christians who were arrested for peacefully proselytizing at the event.

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Judge Rules Against School District’s “One-Sided Censorship” of Religion

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

A California Federal District Court ruled that a San Diego School District violated the constitutional rights of a teacher when it ordered him to remove banners from his classroom because they “over-emphasized” God even while allowing banners highlighting Hinduism and Buddhism to remain.

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Lawsuit is First to Challenge Constitutionality of Federal Hate Crimes Act

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

The Thomas More Law Center filed the first federal lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., yesterday challenging the constitutionality of the recently-enacted “Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.”   Read the rest…