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FREEDOM FROM RELIGION FOUND., INC. v. MCCALLUM, 02-3102

Wisconsin correctional facilities' funding of a halfway house that incorporates Christianity into its treatment program did not violate the Establishment Clause, thus dismissal of a taxpayer suit is affirmed.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 02/12/2003
  • Decided 04/02/2003
  • Published 04/02/2003

Judges

  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before BAUER, POSNER, and RIPPLE, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Richard L. Bolton (argued), Boardman, Suhr, Curry & Field, Madison, WI, for Plaintiffs-Appellants., Ayesha Khan, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Washington, DC, for Amicus Curiae Americans United for Separation of Church and State., Steven M. Freeman, Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai B'rith, New York, NY, for Amicus Curiae Anti-Defamation League., Jeffrey P. Sinensky, American Jewish Committee, New York, NY, For Amicus Curiae American Jewish Committee., Gene C. Schaerr, Michael L. Post, Richard H. Menard Jr., Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, Washington, DC, for Amici Curiae Evangelicals for Faith-Based Initiatives, Prison Fellowship Ministries, and Christian Community Health Fellowship.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bruce A. Olsen (argued), Office of the Atty. Gen., Wisconsin Dept. of Justice, Madison, WI, for Defendants-Appellees Scott McCallum, Jennifer Reinert, Richard A. Gartner and George Lightbourn., Daniel Kelly (argued), Reinart, Boerner, Van Deuren, Norris & Rieselbach, Milwaukee, WI, for Defendant-Appellee Faith Works Milwaukee, Inc.
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