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Apr 07, 2015, 11:41 ET
Orthodox Jewish Community Files Counter-Lawsuit Against City Of Dallas

Orthodox Jewish Community Files Counter-Lawsuit Against City Of Dallas

Yesterday, Liberty Institute filed an answer and counterclaim to the City of Dallas's lawsuit against Congregation Toras Chaim, a small Orthodox...

Apr 07, 2015, 10:00 ET
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IFL: National Campaign Slams Governor Malloy For Attacking Native Americans

The Institute for Liberty (IFL) has launched a national campaign to bring attention to the discriminatory actions of Governor Malloy and the...

Apr 02, 2015, 14:29 ET
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Liberty Institute Files Free Speech Amicus Brief On Behalf Of Religious Leaders In Supreme Court Marriage Case

Today, on behalf of prominent religious organizations, public speakers, and scholars, Liberty Institute filed an amicus brief in the historic...

Mar 31, 2015, 13:47 ET
Congressional Members Rally In Support Of Chaplain Modder; Seek Answers About How The Navy Obtained Private Information

Congressional Members Rally In Support Of Chaplain Modder; Congressman Seeks Answers About How The Navy Obtained Private Information, According To Liberty Institute

Yesterday, 35 members of Congress expressed their support for decorated Navy Chaplain Wes Modder. The members sent a letter to Navy Secretary Ray...

Mar 24, 2015, 14:57 ET
Navy Official Bans Chaplain From Ministering To Bereaved Families And Sailors

Navy Official Bans Chaplain From Ministering To Bereaved Families And Sailors, According To Liberty Institute

Today, Liberty Institute announces that Chaplain Modder's commanding officer, Captain Jon R. Fahs, issued a "no contact" order to Chaplain Wes...

Mar 18, 2015, 07:00 ET
NAVY OFFICIALS VIOLATE FEDERAL LAW BY REFUSING TO GRANT RELIGIOUS LIBERTY TO DECORATED NAVY CHAPLAIN

Navy Officials Violate Federal Law By Refusing To Grant Religious Liberty To Decorated Navy Chaplain, According to Liberty Institute

This week, a Navy official denied Chaplain Wes Modder's request for religious accommodation. Although Chaplain Modder's Marine and Navy SEAL...

Mar 12, 2015, 14:06 ET
Rabbi's Car Vandalized With Swastika Following Lawsuit From City Of Dallas

Rabbi's Car Vandalized With Swastika Following Lawsuit From City Of Dallas

Yesterday evening, Rabbi Yaakov Rich found his car defaced with a sinister, spray-painted swastika. Rabbi Rich is the leader of Congregation Toras...

Mar 12, 2015, 09:00 ET
Military, Political, And Religious Leaders Rally In Support Of Chaplain Modder

Military, Political, And Religious Leaders Rally In Support Of Chaplain Modder

 Political, military, and religious leaders declare their unwavering support for Navy Chaplain Wes Modder, decrying the Navy's unjust religious...

Mar 10, 2015, 16:56 ET
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Federal Court Dismisses Challenge To Constituionality Of Oklahoma Ten Commandments Monument

Today, Liberty Institute applauds the ruling of a United States District Court judge for the Western District Of Oklahoma who dismissed a federal...

Mar 09, 2015, 14:53 ET
Liberty Institute Defends "Navy Seals" Chaplain Wes Modder's Exemplary Record of Military Service and His Constitutional Right of Religious Expression

Navy Threatens To End 19-Year Career Of Decorated Chaplain Who Served Navy SEAL Teams, According To Liberty Institute

Today, Liberty Institute responds to the Navy's threatened punishment of Chaplain Wes Modder, a decorated Navy chaplain and former Marine. Modder...

Feb 06, 2015, 15:16 ET
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Pledge of Allegiance Lawsuit Dismissed

The Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County, granted a motion by The American Legion, The American Legion Department of New Jersey and The...

Feb 04, 2015, 11:30 ET
TEXAS DISTRICT COURT PROTECTS ORTHODOX JEWISH FAMILIES IN CONGREGATION TORAS CHAIM'S RIGHT TO PRIVATE WORSHIP

Texas District Court Protects Orthodox Jewish Families' Right To Private Worship

Today, Collin County District Court Judge Jill Willis ruled that members of a small Orthodox Jewish community have a right to continue meeting in a...

Feb 04, 2015, 09:12 ET
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Federal Court Grants Injunctive Relief: Christian And Missionary Alliance Ministries Not Forced To Dispense Abortion-Inducing Pill

 Today, United States District Court Judge John E. Steele issued an order halting enforcement of the HHS Abortion Pill Mandate against six...

Jan 28, 2015, 11:59 ET
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Liberty Institute Files Complaint Against Ford Motor Company In Case Of Saving Mr. Banks

Today, Liberty Institute filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Ford Motor Company and RGBSI...

Jan 20, 2015, 14:57 ET
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Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds Religious Liberty Under Important Federal Law

 Today, in a rare demonstration of unanimity, all nine justices of the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of religious liberty,...

Jan 07, 2015, 11:06 ET
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EEOC Finds Phillipsburg School District Violated Anti-Religious Discrimination Law

Liberty Institute on behalf of its client Walt Tutka, the former Phillipsburg School District school teacher unjustly fired for providing a Bible...

Dec 11, 2014, 11:48 ET
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Federal Court Victory For Faith-Based Minnesota Car Dealerships In Challenge To HHS Abortion Pill Mandate

 Today, United States District Court Judge Paul A. Magnuson issued a final order and injunction for Hastings, Minnesota car dealerships,...

Dec 09, 2014, 16:32 ET
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Army Punishes Chaplain For Discussing His Personal Faith During Suicide Prevention Training

Today, Liberty Institute, on behalf of U.S. Army Chaplain (Captain) Joe Lawhorn, responded to the Army's punishment against him on December 8,...

Nov 25, 2014, 10:57 ET
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Federal Court Grants Preliminary Injunction In Challenge To Law Banning Churches

Late yesterday, United States District Court Judge Andrew Hanen issued a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit brought by Cornerstone Church by the...

Nov 24, 2014, 14:16 ET
Wantagh High School in Long Island, New York Finally Approves Student Liz Loverde's Right to Form "Dare to Believe" Christian Club

Long Island School Board Announces Recognition Of Christian Club After Receipt Of Liberty Institute Demand Letter

Liberty Institute is pleased by the announced decision of Wantagh Union Free School District to recognize Liz Loverde's right to form a faith-based...