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Mauck & Baker, located in downtown Chicago, is nationally known for representing churches, religious institutions, businesses and individuals in religious liberties cases. Our monthly newsletter covers topics relating to religious news and legal information relevant to our practice. Please forward our newsletter on to others interested in religious freedom and visit our website for more information about our work. 
Beware IRS impersonators

Beware of fraudulent calls claiming to be IRS agents during tax season. Read more for characteristics of a phone scam from the IRS. If you think that a caller is a tax fraudster, call the IRS TIGTA hotline at 800-366-4484 or report the incident on www.tigta.gov   . 
Bible Colleges Shouldn't Need a State Seal, Wall Street Journal Op-Ed          
March, 2015

"President Obama last week directed federal agencies to change the way graduates pay back students loans, the latest in a string of measures that aim to make college more accessible and affordable. Governors across the country have echoed the president's claims that it is time to get college costs under control."   Read more from John W. Mauck's column in the Wall Street Journal on Mauck & Baker's case for Illinois Bible colleges.    


Mordecai's choice  
March, 2015

There comes a time when one must choose between status, position, and sometimes, even one's very safety or one's deepest convictions. For Mordecai this came about as the winds of political change shifted with the ascendancy of Haman, a rising political star whose ego, like his success, seemed to have no bounds... So too, times are changing in the U.S. Under the current Administration, our constitutional rights guaranteeing religious freedom are under attack as never before. With the erosion of religious freedom, more and more Americans are being put to "the choice." Conform, or be targeted for retaliation because your religious views are now deemed discriminatory and dangerous. Read more from Richard C. Baker .

Protecting your online presence in your estate plan    
March, 2015

What will happen to your "online" presence in the event of your death or disability? There are horror stories of families of the deceased being locked out of their loved one's social media pages and so unable to quickly modify or disable them  after death. Read more on protecting your online presence in your estate plan from Whitman H. Brisky.