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How a Former Amish Woman Helped Win a Court Case

In a controversial case in southeastern Minnesota, four Amish men sued the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Fillmore County, claiming that the installation of septic systems for disposing of their gray water was against their religious beliefs. According to a report from 2017 in the Courthouse News Service: MPCA [Minnesota Pollution Control Agency] spokesperson Cathy Rofshus said in a statement, …

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Amish Exemptions

Many issues arise between the intersection between the Amish culture and the mainstream culture because the values are so different. This often means that the Amish are granted exemptions from laws that they feel infringe on their religious beliefs or practices. Culturally, the Amish tend to be in touch with the precariousness of life and they believe that when our …

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