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    Mauck & Baker Client Advocating for the Right of Conscience at Congressional Hearing

    Earlier this month I had the privilege of traveling to Washington, D.C. with my friend and client Sandra Mendoza, a licensed practical nurse, to speak in support of the Conscience Protection Act. Sandra, who Mauck & Baker is representing in a lawsuit against Winnebago County in Illinois, lost her pediatric nursing position with the county health department after she refused to participate in the provision of abortion-related services.   Read More...

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    Should Your Pastor Pack Heat?

    There has been a rise in random violence not only in public places such as public schools and government agencies, but “softer” targets such as sporting or entertainment events, private schools, churches etc. According to Mass Shooting Tracker, there were 372 mass shootings in the U.S. in 2015, killing 475 people and wounding 1,870.   Read More...

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    US Supreme Court to Decide On Forced Abortion Referrals

    Can the government compel pro-life pregnancy care centers to provide free advertising for abortion clinics? That is the issue the United States Supreme Court will decide in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra.   Read More...

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    US Attorney General Issues Order to Uphold Religious Freedom

    While the press is focused on the tweets and tantrums of the Trump administration, a quiet revolution is taking place that has received little attention. In his presidential campaigning, candidate Trump promised to reverse the Obama Administration’s policies which often dismissed religious liberty merely as a pretext for discrimination and exchanged the First Amendment’s free exercise of religion in society with a much more restricted right of freedom of worship confined to the four ...  Read More...

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    Engaging the World and Raising Up New Lawyers for Jesus

    For four days last week the attorneys at Mauck & Baker enjoyed an edifying time at the annual Christian Legal Society Conference. It didn’t hurt that this year’s conference was held in Newport Beach, CA. Though the balmy weather was certainly a highlight for those of us coming from Chicago, there were two other highlights worth sharing.   Read More...

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    9 Steps Church Employers Should Take to Comply with the ADA

    This article originally appeared in the Church Law and Tax Newsletter by Richard R. Hammar. The introduction is by Whit Brisky, an attorney at Mauck & Baker.Did you know that churches and religious organizations, as well as businesses, can be sued by an employee?   Read More...

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    Responding to Gov. Rauner Signing the Abortion Tax Payment

    Illinois Medicaid already covers abortions in cases of rape, incest, and when the mother’s life is threatened by the pregnancy. The Hyde Amendment prevents federal funds from being used to fund abortions outside those instances, so to circumvent that, Illinois citizens are now going to help pay for those abortions. How did this come about?   Read More...

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

    We’re with Them: Christian Business Organizations Stand with Masterpiece CakeshopMauck & Baker submitted an amicus (friend of the court) brief to the United States Supreme Court on September 7, on behalf of a group of five Christian business organizations in support of Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. and Jack Phillips. The highly-anticipated discrimination case is about whether the government can force artists to promote messages that go against their strongly held beliefs, in this case, designing...  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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