May 12, 2021 19:27

Justice Department Files Statement of Interest in Michigan Religious Schools’ Challenge to COVID-19 Closing Order

The Justice Department today filed a statement of interest in federal district court in Kalamazoo, Michigan, arguing that the Free Exercise Clause of the Constitution requires the state of Michigan to justify why it cannot provide exemptions to its school closing order for in-person instruction at religious high schools when it provides exemptions for trade and technical instruction in person, college sports teams, and other educational activities.

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