DALLAS, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, in a rare demonstration of unanimity, all nine justices of the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of religious liberty, strengthening a law that protects churches across the country. Holt v. Hobbs involved religious liberty protections for people in government custody, but the same law creates special protections for churches in zoning and other regulation disputes with the government. Liberty Institute filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of this important law that protects the religious liberty of churches and ministries across the country, while ensuring that even the incarcerated maintain their religious liberty.
"This case has broad-sweeping application to churches across the country, giving ministries a powerful tool to fight governments seeking to restrict or ban churches and other ministries from the community," said Kelly Shackelford, President and CEO of Liberty Institute.
A copy of the Supreme Court's decision can be read here: https://www.libertyinstitute.org/document.doc?id=337
Liberty Institute's friend-of-the-court brief is available here: https://www.libertyinstitute.org/file/13-6827-Liberty-Institute-Amici-Brief.pdf
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SOURCE Liberty Institute