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Sunrise to appeal ruling that settled 2000 suit over funding of religious institutions
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 1:15 PM EDT
Sunrise Children's Services is planning to challenge a ruling from a federal judge this week that settled a 14-year-old lawsuit over public funding of faith-based organizations.
Sunrise attorney John Sheller says the agency will appeal Simpson's ruling to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Sheller says the Supreme Court ruling this week on the religious rights of corporate organizations like Hobby Lobby could provide guidance in Sunrise's case.
Alex Luchenitser, associate legal director with Americans United for Separation of Church and State, says Sunrise doesn't have "much of a substantive objection" to the settlement approved by the court.