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Feb 10, 2016, 16:02 ET Members Of Congress Ask Supreme Court To Hear Crucial Case Involving Rights Of Conscience

 On behalf of 43 Members of Congress, Liberty Institute and its volunteer attorneys from the law firm of Jackson Walker LLP filed...


Feb 05, 2016, 17:06 ET Liberty Institute Files Appeal, Contending Jefferson Parish Violated Religious Rights Of Church

Today Liberty Institute and volunteer attorney Roy Bowes filed an appeal with the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal on behalf of Vintage...


Jan 29, 2016, 12:14 ET Texas Supreme Court Decides In Favor Of Kountze Cheerleaders In Bible Banner Case

Today, in an 8-0 decision, the Texas Supreme Court decided in favor of the Kountze Cheerleaders in the case of Matthews v. Kountze Independent...


Jan 26, 2016, 16:06 ET Students' Prayer Prohibited At Florida High School Championship Football Game

Today, Liberty Institute sent a demand letter to the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) on behalf of Cambridge Christian School...


Dec 15, 2015, 14:59 ET Bremerton Washington Football Coach Files EEOC Complaint Against School District That Won't Let Him Pray

Today, Coach Joe Kennedy filed a charge of religious discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Bremerton...


Dec 11, 2015, 13:18 ET Officials In Jefferson Parish Come To Church, Fingerprint Pastor, And Issue Criminal Summons Against Him For Church Being "Too Loud" At Christmastime

 Yesterday afternoon, Vintage Church filed a lawsuit against Jefferson Parish for violating Vintage Church's rights under federal and Louisiana...


Nov 02, 2015, 14:40 ET Liberty Institute: Houston Housing Authority Calls Off Eminent Domain Proceedings Against African-American Church

 The Houston Housing Authority (HHA) has officially discontinued its eminent domain proceedings against the Latter Day Deliverance Revival...


Oct 14, 2015, 18:01 ET Despite School District Ban, High School Coach Says He Will Pray After Homecoming Game

 On September 17, 2015, Bremerton High School sent a letter to Coach Joe Kennedy ordering him to stop praying after football games. (Read the...


Mar 18, 2015, 07:00 ET 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...


Feb 06, 2015, 15:16 ET 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' 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...


Nov 18, 2014, 16:31 ET Liberty Institute To Testify Before Congress About Religious Accommodation In The Military, Nov. 19

 Liberty Institute Senior Counsel and Director of Military Affairs Mike Berry will testify before the United States House of...


Nov 17, 2014, 13:27 ET Second Long Island School Says Christian Clubs Are "Illegal"

Today, attorneys with Liberty Institute and Bancroft, PLLC, sent a demand letter to school administrators of Wantagh High School in defense of a...


Nov 12, 2014, 17:29 ET Federal Court Grants Preliminary Injunction In Pastor Chuck Swindoll And Insight For Living Ministries' Lawsuit Challenging The HHS Abortion Mandate

 Today, United States Magistrate Judge Don Bush issued a preliminary injunction in Insight for Living Ministries' (IFLM) lawsuit challenging...


Nov 12, 2014, 09:00 ET Liberty Institute Defends Pastor Chuck Swindoll's Bible Teaching Ministry In Federal Court Today Against Federal Government's HHS Abortion Pill Mandate

 Liberty Institute will defend the religious liberty rights and conscience rights of Insight for Living Ministries' (IFLM)—one of the...


Nov 10, 2014, 17:55 ET Air Force Changes Policy On Religious Action And Speech

Today, the United States Air Force changed its policy regarding religious accommodation in the Air Force. The Air Force's press release announcing...


Oct 24, 2014, 12:29 ET Liberty Institute Condemns Violence Against Peaceful Oklahoma Ten Commandments Monument Following Recent Victory

Today, Liberty Institute, who along with Oklahoma's Attorney General, represents the State of Oklahoma in the Ten Commandments case, condemns the...