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Michigan Energy Law Creates New Options for Landowners Seeking Solar and Wind Land Use Approval

 This week Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into law a historic green energy bill requiring that the state of Michigan have 100% clean energy by 2040. The legislative package sets interim energy standards which must be met, creates a pathway to…

How Church Board Members May Be Liable If They Don't Close the Church the Right Way

Each year, thousands of churches across the country close. If you are on a board of a church that is likely to close, you may be tempted to just walk away from the church, its property, its debts, and its…

Local Methodist Churches Successfully Disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church

Disaffiliation is the process of a church leaving a denomination. In the case of the UMC, disaffiliation means that a church is no longer bound by the UMC's Book of Discipline. This means that the church is free to set…

First Religious Charter School in the United States Continues Legal Battle Over Funding

An ongoing legal battle is testing the limits of the United States Constitution and, specifically, the intersect of freedom of religion and education. In early 2023, the American Civil Liberties Union, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and…
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