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    We’re with Them: Christian Business Organizations Stand with Masterpiece Cakeshop

    CHICAGO- Mauck & Baker submitted an amicus (friend of the court) brief to the United States Supreme Court on September 7th on behalf of a group of five Christian organizations in support of Masterpiece Cakeshop and Jack Phillips. The highly-anticipated case is about whether Colorado can force an artist to use his or her creative expression for a purpose which violates his or her sincerely held religious beliefs, in this case, designing a cake for a same-sex wedding ceremony. “No one sho...  Read More...

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    Caption Contest

    We think this photo deserves a clever caption. Enter our caption contest by submitting your suggested caption through the newsletter you received from us or by emailing info@mauckbaker.com. Simply subscribe to our newsletter to qualify!   Read More...

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    5 Reasons Believers Should Care about Our Nation's Laws

    By John W. MauckAs Americans we have special reasons to celebrate our legal heritage. As followers of Jesus, particularly, we thank God for the Declaration of Independence which provides crucial context for understanding and interpreting the Constitution.   Read More...

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    Our Summer 2017 Legal Interns

    This year Mauck & Baker had two talented legal interns join the firm for six weeks. We had one returning intern from last summer, Matthew Jacobs, and one new, Blackstone Legal Fellow, Hailey Vrdolyak. Matthew lives on the south side of Chicago and attends Vanderbilt Law of School. Hailey is from Hinsdale, Illinois and attends Notre Dame School of Law.   Read More...

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    Illinois Is Making Life Harder for Over 16,000 Children in Foster Care

    Illinois’ child welfare system is a broken mess. With so many children* suffering in foster care, there is an incredible need for more foster care families, more caregivers, and more foster care workers. And because this bankrupt state does not have the resources to do it all, there is tremendous need for other private entities and charities to help fill in the gaps.   Read More...

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    What Made America Great in the First Place?

    When’s the last time you read the document which birthed this great nation, the Declaration of Independence? Far too many Americans go their entire lives without bothering to even read the country’s founding documents or haven’t read them since grade school. And in many school districts today, the Declaration of Independence and Constitution are entirely left out of the curriculum.   Read More...

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    Who Gives Us Our Rights?

    Two hundred and forty-one years ago today the Second Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were “and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States . . .” In doing so it not only gave birth to a new nation but also, in the same document, the Declaration of Independence, gave voice to the uniquely American understanding of liberty and human rights which the nation has upheld since that time.Among the Declaration’s opening sentences, Congress declare...  Read More...

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    A Review of Jesus in the Courtroom, Book Written by John W. Mauck, JD

    Reviewed by Brent AmatoSome books seek to educate, some books seek to energize, some books seek to equip, some books seek to engage. Jesus in the Courtroom, written by John Mauck, Christian lawyer and advocate, and published by Moody Press, seeks to do all four and excellently accomplishes this mission.Though written by a lawyer with much to say to lawyers, this book has universal application to all believers, who are facing increasingly problematic and complex challenges.What is most compelling...  Read More...

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    Donations and Charitable Receipt Rules

    Does your section 501(c)(3) organization hold fundraising auctions, where donors can walk away with gift certificates, spa packages, or other treats in exchange for generous contributions? Do your attendees pay for their own dinners at such events, or do certain folks sponsor tables? How about freebies at the door – does your organization give away mugs, T-shirts, or other items to its supporters?   Read More...

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    Fishers of Men Cast a Prayer Net

    Many pastors have told me that their favorite ministry times are not Sunday morning services, but rather funerals and weddings, because when someone has died or two people wed, the congregation is more likely to be full of backsliders, nonbelievers, seekers and re-examiners of the faith—who often sob with regret or cry with joy. The fishing is good when hearts are soft. Tyler Makepeace is one of the humblest lawyers I have ever met.   Read More...

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