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Jun 29, 2015, 08:00 ET
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Liberty Institute Affirms Religious Liberty For Individual Government Employees, Offers Legal Counsel

 Today, Liberty Institute responded to statements from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton,...

Jun 26, 2015, 12:43 ET
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In Marriage Case, Supreme Court Upholds Religious Liberty 9-0

Today, Liberty Institute responds to the Supreme Court's historic ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, determining the future of marriage policy in...

May 29, 2015, 15:35 ET
Joe Holland Chevrolet, a family owned, faith-based West Virginia car dealership, wins permanent injunction against federal government's abortion pill mandate.

Federal Court Victory For Faith-Based Car Dealership In Challenge To HHS Abortion Pill Mandate

 Today, a U.S. District Court entered a final judgment in favor of the family owned, faith-based car dealership in South Charleston, WV, Joe...

May 22, 2015, 16:56 ET
SCHOOL OFFICIALS APOLOGIZE FOR DENYING SIXTH-GRADER MACKENZIE FRAISER'S RIGHT TO USE JOHN 3:16 IN CLASS ASSIGNMENT

School Officials Apologize For Denying Sixth-Grader's Right To Use John 3:16 In Class Assignment

Today, Liberty Institute thanked Somerset Academy school officials for issuing a formal, written apology to 12-year-old Mackenzie Fraiser. Academy...

Apr 28, 2015, 17:57 ET
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Liberty Institute Encouraged By Oral Arguments In Marriage Cases Pending Before The United States Supreme Court

Jeff Mateer, General Counsel for Liberty Institute, was present for oral arguments in the Obergefell v. Hodges, cases pending in the United States...

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,...