Monday, June 22, 2009

Legal Briefs: Former missionaries, SCOTUS, and the Christian Legal Society

  • A group of former LDS missionaries in Utah seek to foster dialogue among Mormons about about immigration and to repeal Utah SB81. Salt Lake Tribune
  • The AP has a round-up of the U.S. Supreme Court's activity today. Associated Press
  • The Christian Legal Society’s Center for Law & Religious Freedom and the Alliance Defense Fund Center for Academic Freedom are appealing to the Ninth Circuit the Montana District Court decision upholding the Montana Law School's refusal to recognize the Christian Legal Society based on its nondiscrimination and open membership policies. The J. Reuben Clark Law Society's membership policies are distinct from those of CLS, but similar enough that this case is worth watching. Alliance Defense Fund Press Release
  • Benjamin Speakman was sentenced to 36 months of probation for weapons violations in his threat to enter the Jordan River Temple and kill people. Speakman admitted to cutting down the barrel of a 12 gauge shot gun that was not registered to him. He agreed to turn over the shotgun, a 9mm pistol, and an AK-47 to authorities.

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