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DOJ files official support for MD Christian school banned from scholarship program

ADF Legal Counsel Christiana Holcomb:  “The government may not discriminate against religious schools simply because it dislikes their religious beliefs, and we welcome the DOJ’s support of that principle and our client in this case. Bethel Christian Academy offers an academically rigorous and caring Christian education in a diverse environment, but Maryland has refused to play by its own rules, expelled Bethel from a neutral government voucher program without just cause, and demanded the repayment of over $100,000—money that empowered the education of low-income students. As the DOJ‘s statement of interest explains, ‘Supreme Court and lower court precedent make clear that penalizing Bethel for its beliefs goes beyond regulating conduct to regulating expression in violation...’”   Read more >>

US Supreme Court vacates decision that upheld Alaska’s draconian campaign contribution limits

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court Monday vacated a federal appeals court decision that had upheld Alaska’s draconian campaign contribution laws. The high court also ordered the appeals court to revisit the ruling to determine whether Alaska’s laws are consistent with the Supreme Court’s First Amendment precedents. The decision marks Alliance Defending Freedom’s 10th victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in the last eight years.  Read more >>

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