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6th Circ. Says 1st Amend. Not Violated In Mich. Vaccine Case

Law360, Chicago (November 8, 2017, 8:59 PM EST) -- The Sixth Circuit upheld the dismissal Tuesday of a Michigan mom’s lawsuit alleging county health officials unconstitutionally attempted to keep her from obtaining a religious vaccination waiver for her children, finding the inconveniences she experienced did not amount to coercion against her exercising her religion.

A three-judge panel rejected Tara Nikolao’s contention that the state and Wayne County violated her First Amendment religious rights by forcing her to answer questions at the health department, and that nurses subsequently failed to properly describe her objection to vaccinations....
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Case Information

Case Title

Tara Nikolao v. Nick Lyon, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 6th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3440 Civil Rights: Other

Date Filed

March 31, 2017

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