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Churches now eligible for some public funds says Supreme Court

June 26th, 2017

On Monday, June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court ruled in the Trinity Luther Church of Columbia, Inc, v. Missouri Department of Natural Resources case that religious organizations should be eligible to receive public funds for purely secular purposes such as playgrounds. The justices ruled 7-2 that Missouri stretched the constitutional separation of church and state too […]

U.S. Supreme Court Delivers Hobby Lobby Opinion

June 30th, 2014

In a much anticipated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered an opinion today on the Hobby Lobby case with Justice Alito writing the opinion.  The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was at the center of the dispute; specifically, the requirement that for-profit employers offer insurance benefits for birth control and other reproductive health […]

High court ends Liberty University lawsuit over ObamaCare

December 5th, 2013

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to ObamaCare brought by a Virginia-based Christian university, ending for now one of the biggest remaining legal fights against the health care law. The justices, in turning away the lawsuit from Liberty University and leaving in place a federal appeals court ruling dismissing it, did […]

Excluding Housing Allowances from Taxation? YES.

June 5th, 2012

Martha M. Legg, Georgetown law student, has written an interesting (and somewhat legally technical) article titled Excluding Parsonages from Taxation: Declaring a Victor in the Dual Between Caesar and the First Amendment.  Ms. Legg’s article examines the tax exclusions for parsonages, or church-provided housing for ministers. The continuing constitutionality of the minister’s housing allowance is […]

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