New DOJ initiative seeks to protect churches from illegal land use, zoning discrimination

New DOJ initiative seeks to protect churches from illegal land use, zoning discrimination

WASHINGTON, D.C – The U.S. Department of Justice announced on June 12 its new “Place to Worship Initiative,” which will focus on “protecting the ability of houses of worship and other religious institutions to build, expand, buy, or rent facilities—as provided by the land use provisions of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA).”…
Catholic Lawyers Defend St. Thomas More – Truly a Saint for the Legal Profession

Catholic Lawyers Defend St. Thomas More – Truly a Saint for the Legal Profession

by Gregory N. Weiler and Charles S. Limandri — On Friday, March 19, the Daily Journal [which describes itself as “California’s largest legal news provider”—ed. note] published a blistering and provocative article on St. Thomas More authored by San Diego trial attorney, Dan Lawton.  St. Thomas More was the famous 16th Century lawyer, Judge and…
US Supreme Court Quietly Delivers Big Win for Religious Liberty

US Supreme Court Quietly Delivers Big Win for Religious Liberty

by Monica Burke (CNSNews) Religious liberty and freedom of conscience won big at the Supreme Court last week, just in time for Religious Freedom Day on Jan. 16. The justices declined last week to hear a legal challenge against a Mississippi law that protects citizens, small businesses, government employees, and charities from official discrimination by…
Judge rules Oakland ‘bubble law’ constitutional, pro-life lawyers plan to appeal

Judge rules Oakland ‘bubble law’ constitutional, pro-life lawyers plan to appeal

as reported in CalCatholic and Life Legal Defense Foundation: Attorneys for Rev. Walter Hoye say they will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that Oakland’s so-called ‘bubble ordinance’ does not violate the U.S. constitution. An attorney for Life Legal Defense Foundation said Hoye’s lawyers would ask the court to block enforcement of the ordinance pending appeal…