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Bill would halt legal fees for ACLU in church-state cases
WASHINGTON (BP)--Itâ€™s not fair for taxpayers to pay the legal bills for organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), says Sen. Sam Brownback.
The Kansas Republican has reintroduced the Public Expression of Religion Act (PERA), which seeks to change how attorneysâ€™ fees are granted in cases involving the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
Current law allows attorneys to recover their fees in many kinds of cases, including suits against government dealing with civil rights and the Establishment Clause, which says â€śCongress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.â€ť For instance, if an attorney wins an Establishment Clause case asking a city government to remove the Ten Commandments from a courthouse, the city may be required to pay for the removal and the legal fees for both sides of the case....