Detroit Psychedelic Church Files To Move Case To Federal Court

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But his lawyers withdrew from the case when Shu filed the motion in federal court without their prior knowledge. The Subject Property has been the source of numerous complaints from Detroit City Council and neighboring city residents,” the complaint adds. On November 6, Shu, also known as Robert Shumake and Bobby Japhia, filed a motion to have the case heard in federal court. The parties in the legal action are now waiting for a judge to rule whether the case will remain in the federal court system. A psychedelic church in Detroit is petitioning a federal court to hear a case against it brought by the city, with church officials arguing that the distribution of psilocybin as a religious sacrament is protected by the U.S. Constitution.

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A psychedelic church in Detroit is petitioning a federal court to hear a case against it brought by the city, with church officials arguing that the distribution of psilocybin as a religious sacrament is protected by the U.S. Constitution. 

The church, known as Soul Tribes International Ministries, was raided by Detroit police in September. The following month, the City of Detroit filed a nuisance claim and obtained a temporary restraining order against the church, which is located inside the Bushnell Congregational Church, and its owner Shaman Shu. Under the terms of the restraining order, the church building was padlocked by the city and Shu was...

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