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Sep 23, 2014, 12:22 ET 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 degree...


Sep 19, 2014, 12:21 ET 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 Constitution....


Sep 18, 2014, 12:20 ET The American Legion Granted Right To Intervene In Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial Lawsuit

Today, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland granted the motion by The American Legion, The American Legion Department of...


Sep 18, 2014, 05:35 ET 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...


Sep 17, 2014, 10:19 ET Arkansas State University Reverses Decision; ASU Allows Original Cross-Shaped Memorial Decals To Return To Players' Helmets

Today, Liberty Institute, on behalf of its client, an anonymous Arkansas State University (ASU) football player, responds to ASU officials' decision...


Sep 16, 2014, 12:06 ET Liberty Institute Responds To Attack On Indiana Veterans Memorial, Represents Well-Known Wood Sculptor

Today, Liberty Institute on behalf of its client, well-known wood sculptor Dayle K. Lewis, responded to a demand letter sent to the Indiana...


Sep 15, 2014, 02:41 ET Football Player Asks Arkansas State University To Stand With The Team, Constitution

Liberty Institute on behalf of its client—an Arkansas State University football player who wishes to remain anonymous because he fears retaliation by ...


Sep 08, 2014, 11:21 ET Dozens Of Leaders Encourage Secretaries Of Defense And Navy To Allow Gideons Bibles In Military Facilities

Last Friday, the Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition, of which Liberty Institute is a member, submitted a letter to the Secretary of Defense ...


Aug 27, 2014, 01:49 ET Tennessee Student Kicked Out Of Class For Saying "Bless You"

Today, Liberty Institute, on behalf of Dyer County High School student Kendra Turner, sent a demand letter to school officials for unlawfully...


Aug 22, 2014, 05:59 ET Liberty Institute: Government "Accommodation" Still Requires Employers To Facilitate Coverage Of Abortifacient Drugs

Today, the Obama Administration issued new regulations under Obamacare that modify the religious "accommodation" but still require religious...


Aug 12, 2014, 12:51 ET Liberty Institute Outraged By U.S. Navy's Decision To Remove Bibles From Hotel Guest Rooms

Today, Liberty Institute Director of Military Affairs Mike Berry expressed outrage at a U.S. Navy decision to remove Bibles from Navy Lodge guest...


Aug 06, 2014, 06:53 ET Kountze ISD Cheerleaders Seek To Reverse Court Of Appeals Decision In Bible Banner Case

Today, Liberty Institute; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP; and Beaumont attorney David Starnes on behalf of the Kountze cheerleaders and their parents...


Aug 06, 2014, 05:08 ET Liberty Institute: Historic Faith-Based Pennsylvania College Rejects Federal Government's Abortion Pill Mandate

Today, attorneys from the Liberty Institute and Maza, David and Hoeffel on behalf of Valley Forge Christian College filed a federal lawsuit against...


Jul 31, 2014, 02:56 ET The American Legion Files Motion To Intervene In New Jersey Pledge Of Allegiance Lawsuit

Today, The American Legion, The American Legion Department of New Jersey and The American Legion Matawan Post 176 filed a motion with the Monmouth...


Jul 23, 2014, 03:29 ET Liberty Institute: Award-Winning Journalist Fired For Writing About His Faith

Today, Liberty Institute, attorneys for Bob Eschliman, the former Newton Daily News editor-in-chief, filed and official charge of discrimination with ...


Jul 22, 2014, 11:41 ET Pres. Obama's Executive Order Forces Faith-based Contractors To Choose Between Their Jobs And Faith

Today, Liberty Institute Deputy General Counsel Matthew Kacsmaryk issued the following statement in response to the President Obama's executive order ...


Jul 22, 2014, 02:19 ET Town Of Bayview, TX Bans Local Church And School From Its Own Property

Today, retired Texas Supreme Court Justice Raul Gonzalez, the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, the law firm Colvin, Chaney, Saenz & Rodriguez,...


Jun 23, 2014, 06:51 ET Federal Court Rules In Favor Of Roman Catholic Diocese And Austin Pregnancy Resource Centers In First Amendment Showdown, Says Liberty Institute

Today, Liberty Institute gained a huge victory in its fight to protect the free speech and religious liberty rights of the Roman Catholic Diocese of...


Jun 19, 2014, 05:35 ET Liberty Institute: Brawley Union High School Censors Salutatorian, Violates Constitution

On Wednesday, Liberty Institute sent a demand letter to Brawley Union High School District officials on behalf of its client, salutatorian Brooks...


Jun 10, 2014, 10:00 ET Liberty Institute: City Of Plano Bans Ministry To Women And Children In Crisis

Today, Liberty Institute and Dallas lawyer Kirte M. Kinser, on behalf of their client Agape Resource and Assistance Center, Inc., sent a demand...


May 30, 2014, 11:03 ET Liberty Institute Files Supreme Court Brief To Protect Religious Exercise And Ministries In Prisons

Yesterday, Liberty Institute, on behalf of leading academic sociologists Dr. Ronald Akers, Dr. Byron Johnson, and Dr. Sung Joon Jang, filed a...


May 29, 2014, 04:15 ET Whitney Church Returns To Court Seeking Continued Approval To Hold Christian Worldview Bible Study In School Facilities

Tomorrow morning, Liberty Institute will argue a Temporary Injunction (TI) hearing in the 66th District Court, defending Prairie Valley Baptist...


May 19, 2014, 05:54 ET Local Church Wins Approval To Hold Christian Worldview Bible Study In Whitney ISD Facilities

Today, Hill County 66th District Court granted Liberty Institute's petition for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), and thereby guaranteed that...


May 19, 2014, 04:26 ET Florida School District Lifts Ban On The Bible, Says Liberty Institute

Today, Attorneys with Liberty Institute received assurances from Broward County Public Schools that students are permitted to read their Bibles as a...


May 15, 2014, 11:48 ET Update: TXDOT Bans Ten Commandments Sign On Texas Citizen's Private Property

Today, Liberty Institute on behalf of Hemphill, TX resident Jeanette Golden sent a demand letter to the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT)...