Ninth Circuit Looks at Montana Disclosure Law

The Ninth Circuit on Friday reviewed a Montana law prohibiting public disclosure of ethics complaints filed against government officials until after they have been decided, inserting itself into the middle of a caustic political rivalry between a Montana House Republican and the state’s Democratic governor.

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Judge Rules Feds Didn’t Violate Establishment Clause

A federal judge in San Francisco struck down a lawsuit Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union that claimed U.S. Health and Human Services violated the separation of church and state by allocating millions of dollars to faith-based groups that took in unaccompanied immigrant minors but refused to give them birth control or access to abortions.

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