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Supreme Court of the United States

First Baptist Church v. Kelly

Court: Trial Court

Status: Dismissed

Last Updated: 5/29/2020



A provision of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s COVID-19 mass gathering ban unconstitutionally treats religious congregations different from many secular gatherings.

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Tyson Langhofer

Senior Counsel, Director of the Center for Academic Freedom

Tyson C. Langhofer serves as senior counsel and director of the Center for Academic Freedom with Alliance Defending Freedom.

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COVID-19 resource page

Tyson Langhofer: Gov. Laura Kelly is wrong to single out Kansas churches for punishment (Kansas City Star, 2020-04-24)

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