Court Says Illinois May Refuse To Renew Adoption and Foster Care Contracts With Catholic Charities

Religion Clause: Court Says Illinois May Refuse To Renew Adoption and Foster Care Contracts With Catholic Charities: Yesterday, in Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield v. State of Illinois, (IL Cir. Ct., Aug. 18, 2011), an Illinois trial court rejected attempts by Catholic Charities organizations in three cities to prevent the state of Illinois from refusing to renew their contracts to provide foster care and adoption services for the state.