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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...

Nov 18, 2014, 16:31 ET
Mike Berry, Liberty Institute Director of Military Affairs, To Appear Before The U.S. Armed Services Committee To Discuss Real-Life Examples of People Suffering

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
Wantagh High School in Long Island, New York Denies Students' Right to Form "Dare to Believe" Christian Club

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

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
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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
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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
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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...

Oct 22, 2014, 19:55 ET
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Pastor Chuck Swindoll's Teaching Ministry Challenges Federal Government's HHS Abortion Pill Mandate

Today, Liberty Institute filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on behalf of Insight for Living...

Oct 15, 2014, 18:53 ET
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Liberty Institute President To Join Sen. Cruz And A Coalition Of Subpoenaed Houston Pastors During Houston Press Conference

What: Tomorrow, Liberty Institute President Kelly Shackelford will join U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a coalition of Houston pastors, their attorney...

Oct 10, 2014, 15:42 ET
Today Students at Ward Melville High School Enjoy Happy Ending As School Officials Concede and Officially Approve Their Religious Club, Students United In Faith (PRNewsFoto/Liberty Institute)

New York High School Faith-Based Club Has Happy Ending As School Officials Again Reverse Unconstitutional Ban

 Today, attorneys from Liberty Institute and its volunteer attorneys at the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery convinced school officials...

Oct 06, 2014, 13:26 ET
Today students at Ward Melville High School who were denied religious club put school officials on notice (PRNewsFoto/Liberty Institute)

Liberty Institute: New York High School Is Repeat Offender Of Discrimination Against Students' Religious Liberty

 In what has become a local flashpoint in the debate over religious observance inside of U.S. schools, officials at Ward Melville High...

Oct 03, 2014, 11:08 ET
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Christian Ministries That Care For Seniors And Educate Future Christian Leaders Challenge Unjust HHS Abortion Mandate

 This week, Liberty Institute attorneys filed a lawsuit in the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida in Ft. Myers on behalf...

Sep 29, 2014, 15:46 ET
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Hostility To Religion Continues To Climb At Alarming Rate

Liberty Institute and the Family Research Council released Undeniable: The Survey of Hostility to Religion in America 2014 Edition during the...

Sep 24, 2014, 10:50 ET
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The American Legion Granted Right To Intervene In New Jersey Pledge Of Allegiance Lawsuit

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

Sep 23, 2014, 12:22 ET
Today, Liberty Institute and Parks, Chesin & Walbert, attorneys for Dr. Eric Walsh, a leading public health expert, who holds both a medical degree and Ph.D. and serves as lay minister with the Seventh Day Adventist Church, filed an official charge of discrimination with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). (PRNewsFoto/Liberty Institute)

Distinguished Public Health Official Denied Top Post By State Of Georgia For His Religious Faith, according to Liberty Institute

Today, Liberty Institute and Parks, Chesin & Walbert, attorneys for Dr. Eric Walsh, a leading public health expert, who holds both a medical...

Sep 19, 2014, 12:21 ET
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Liberty Institute Releases Statement on Ten Commandments Victory in Oklahoma

Today, an Oklahoma judge ruled that the Ten Commandments monument on the Oklahoma capitol grounds is constitutional under the Oklahoma...

Sep 18, 2014, 17:35 ET
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TXDOT Changes Rule To Allow Ten Commandments Sign on Private Property Along East Texas Highway

Today, Liberty Institute on behalf of its client Jeanette Golden of Hemphill, TX, and Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) officials jointly...