- Women Leaders Tour Justice Center in Utah. LDS Church Newsroom. A donation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will enhance on-site medical services at 8 children’s justice center locations in Utah.
- Persecution of early Mormons underscores error in U.S. ban of Muslims, LDS legal scholars argue in court brief. Salt Lake Tribune. The U.S. government once attacked Mormons of their faith, blocked LDS immigrants from entering the country or jailed them at the border. It even tried to coerce some of them into converting to Protestantism. It should not make the same mistake with Muslims, Mormon legal scholars and historians argue in a friend-of-the-court brief filed Thursday against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from six mostly Muslim nations.
Interesting article written by Daniel Peterson regarding a medical malpractice case of which Joseph Smith Jr. presided as a secular judge. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865668825/Judge-Joseph-Smith-and-the-legal-status-of-women.html
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a statement after several of their volunteers in the Russia, Samara Mission were detained by local authorities, and the incident comes after a recent change in Russian law regarding proselytizing. See Deseret News For Full Story.
Since 2008 the Mormon Lawyers’ Blog was hosted on Blogger. However, we are now using Word press for our blog and website platform. We hope this switch will make the blog look and function better. Additionally, we hope to eventually migrate the LDS Legal Link directory of LDS attorney into this website. The directory of LDS attorneys is currently in its own free-standing website.
- “Elder Oaks makes national news with statement on gay rights, religious liberty” Deseret News
- “Mormon Leader: Kentucky Clerk Taking Wrong Approach on Gays” ABC News
- “Mormon apostle Oaks: Kentucky clerk wrong not to issue same-sex marriage licenses”SL Trib
- “Mormon leader speaks out against Kim Davis, urges balance in religious freedom” Wash. Post
It appears that the University of South Carolina’s Law School is bursting at the seams with six LDS law students! Because of this huge influx of LDS law students the school has established a JRCLS Student Chapter.
I’m very excited for the students and hope that this is the beginning of another great student chapter.
BTW, I can’t find the webpage with a list of all JRCLS Student Chapters, anybody know where it is?
For more on the threats against Christians click HERE.