MI: Court dismisses Christian pastors’ challenge to hate crimes law

Religion Clause: “In Glenn v. Holder, (ED MI, Sept. 7, 2010), a Michigan federal district court dismissed on standing and ripeness grounds a challenge to the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act that had been brought by several Christian pastors . . . The court [found] that plaintiffs had failed to demonstrate that they faced a credible threat of prosecution under the Act.”