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May 15, 2014, 09:00 ET 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)...


May 14, 2014, 11:00 ET Liberty Institute: Broward County Public Schools Still Banning The Bible, Religious Books

Today, Liberty Institute sent a new demand letter to Broward County Public Schools after district officials told the press and Liberty Institute that ...


May 08, 2014, 12:08 ET Kountze Cheerleaders Win; Other Cheerleaders At Risk

In response to today's decision by the Beaumont Court of Appeals in Kountze ISD v. Matthews, Kelly Shackelford, President and CEO of Liberty...


May 07, 2014, 12:17 ET State Of Montana And The American Legion Join Forces To Save Tenth Mountain Division Veterans Memorial

Today, The American Legion, represented by Liberty Institute, and the State of Montana filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals ...


Apr 23, 2014, 07:07 ET Liberty Institute Commends Cy Fair ISD's Commitment To Students' Religious Freedom

Today, Liberty Institute commends Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District (Cy Fair ISD) officials for taking immediate steps to remedy a...


Apr 22, 2014, 11:23 ET CY Fair ISD Bans Bible; Second-Grader Prohibited From Reading The Bible During "Read To Myself" Time

Today, Liberty Institute sends a letter to Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District (Cy Fair ISD) officials in response to a complaint from the...


Apr 15, 2014, 04:44 ET Congress Urges Air Force To Support Religious Freedom, According To Liberty Institute

Today, bipartisan members of the House of Representatives submitted a letter to U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, urging a revision to Air...


Apr 10, 2014, 11:47 ET Liberty Institute Defends Constitutionality of Clergy Housing Allowances At U.S. Court of Appeals

Liberty Institute, in conjunction with independent attorney Ken Klukowski, submits a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the constitutionality of...


Apr 10, 2014, 08:39 ET Liberty Institute Opposes HOA's RequestTo Shutdown Dallas Jewish Congregation's Religious Practice

Today, Liberty Institute, on behalf of its client Congregation Toras Chaim, will encourage a district judge to deny a request from a homeowner's...


Apr 10, 2014, 04:09 ET Supreme Court Petition To Save The Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross Receives Broad Support

The States of Texas, Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio,...


Apr 10, 2014, 02:16 ET Judge Allows Jewish Congregation's Religious Practice To Continue, Denies HOA's Injunction

Today, Liberty Institute, on behalf of its client Congregation Toras Chaim, is encouraged by Judge Willis's denial of a homeowners association's...


Apr 07, 2014, 04:27 ET After 5-Year-Old Identifies Florida School Employee, School Begins Thorough Investigation Into "Wrong" Prayer

Today, the Perez family met with officials from Carillon Elementary School, regarding an incident that involved a school official telling their...


Apr 04, 2014, 01:58 ET Liberty Institute Applauds Gov. Bryant And Mississippi Lawmakers For Passage Of Religious Freedom Law

Liberty Institute applauds Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Legislature for passage of the Mississippi Religious Freedom...


Apr 01, 2014, 08:00 ET Florida School Cafeteria Worker Rebukes 5-Year-Old Student: Saying Grace Over Lunch "Is Not Good!"

Today, Liberty Institute attorneys sent a demand letter, on behalf of clients Marcos Perez and his daughter, to school administrators at Carillon...


Mar 24, 2014, 03:52 ET Federal Government Temporarily Agrees Not To Enforce ObamaCare Mandate Against Faith-Based Minnesota Car Dealership

Today, attorneys from Liberty Institute and Minnesota volunteer attorneys Kathryn Nash and Meghann Kantke announced that the Federal government...


Mar 12, 2014, 10:22 ET Liberty Institute Outraged By Air Force Academy Decision To Erase Cadet's Bible Verse

Today, Liberty Institute expressed outrage at an Air Force Academy decision to erase a cadet's Bible verse from a dry erase board hanging on his dorm ...


Mar 07, 2014, 11:31 ET Liberty Institute Offers Ready Defense of Kansas School Board for Free Against Anti-faith Group's Demands

This week, Liberty Institute attorneys offered to defend for free an historic elementary school building in Spearville, Kansas—a town of about 800...


Mar 06, 2014, 01:00 ET Texas Workforce Commission Issues Charge Of Discrimination Against Fox Sports Southwest

Following receipt of Craig James' formal complaint, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) issued a Charge of Discrimination against Fox Sports...


Mar 04, 2014, 02:02 ET Veterans Group Petitions U.S. Supreme Court To Once And For All Settle Constitutionality Of The Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross

Today, the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association (MSMA), represented by Liberty Institute and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, files a petition asking the...


Feb 26, 2014, 06:06 ET Liberty Institute: Purdue University Rejects Donor's Reference to "God's physical laws" on Plaque Honoring Parents' Legacy

Attorneys for a Purdue University alumnus, Dr. Michael McCracken, sent a letter to Purdue after the university rejected the language he had proposed...


Feb 25, 2014, 06:18 ET Liberty Institute: Fox Sports Now Claims It Lied To Media About Craig James' Firing

Today, Liberty Institute on behalf of well-known college football analyst Craig James filed a complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission alleging...


Feb 17, 2014, 07:27 ET U.S. Air Force Awards Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk Prestigious Decoration Despite Religious Discrimination Claim

The U.S. Air Force awarded Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk—who filed complaints that his former commander discriminated against him for holding a ...


Feb 14, 2014, 03:30 ET America's Largest Nonprofit Defending Religious Liberty In U.S. Applauds Gov. Jindal's Religious Liberty Speech

Today, Liberty Institute, a national law firm that defends religious freedom across the U.S. with a 99 percent win-rate in religious liberty cases...


Jan 29, 2014, 06:26 ET Faith-Based Minnesota Car Dealership Challenges Federal Government's Abortion Pill Mandate

Today, attorneys from Liberty Institute with assistance from Minnesota attorneys Kathryn Nash and Meghann Kantke filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of ...


Jan 28, 2014, 04:50 ET Liberty Institute Supports Rights Of Faith-Based Businesses To Exercise Religious Freedom

Today, Liberty Institute filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the United States Supreme Court supporting Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood...