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Honoring Becket Friend and Religious Liberty Ally: Elder L. Tom Perry

June 1, 2015

“A good character is something you must make for yourself. It is the reward that comes from living good principles and manifesting a virtuous and honorable life.” Today we remember a dear friend of the Becket Fund and a staunch defender of religious liberty, L. Tom Perry, a member of the quorum of the Twelve Read More

Remembering Dr. John Templeton

May 20, 2015

by Maria Montserrat Alvarado, Director of Operations of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty  “There are few more uplifting moments in life than realizing, that in some small way, you have truly made a difference.” – Dr. John M. Templeton Today we remember Dr. John M. Templeton Jr., former pediatric surgeon and president and chairman of the Read More

Why you shouldn’t be asking “Can I shop at Hobby Lobby?”

March 31, 2015

by Mark Rienzi Senior Counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty  A new complicity argument from opponents of religious liberty? Well, here’s something I didn’t expect to read about in the New York Times. You may recall that the Times strongly opposed the efforts by the Green family (who own Hobby Lobby) to avoid paying Read More

UCLA debate over bias of believers

March 17, 2015

by Adèle Keim, Legal Counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty “Given that you are a Jewish student and very active in the Jewish community, how do you see yourself being able to maintain an unbiased view?” That sentence, uttered last month by a UCLA undergraduate evaluating a Jewish student-government candidate, has ignited a firestorm. Read More

Prisoner beards and religious freedoms — what a recent Supreme Court decision means for you

February 3, 2015

By Hannah Smith, Senior Counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty Late last month, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a unanimous victory for religious freedom in Holt v. Hobbs. It held that a federal civil rights statute requires prison officials to accommodate peaceful expressions of religious devotion, an issue arising from a dispute between Read More

Mr. Smith goes to Washington

December 11, 2014

By Lori Windham, Senior Counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty The Atlantic just published a fascinating elegy for Alfred Smith. You may not recognize the name, but if you’ve seen a constitutional law textbook in the last twenty years—or spent more than a few minutes on the Becket Fund’s website—you’ve probably heard of Read More

Thanksgiving Reprise: Forgetting the Holy; The Feast of the Intransitive Verb

November 25, 2014

By Zachary Enos, Assistant Director of Communications If certain bureaucrats had their way, Christmas and Hanukah would become “Sparkle Season,” St. Valentine’s Day would be branded “Special Persons Day,”  and Easter—the “Spring Festival.” But hey, since stingy officials ignore common sense all the time, why stop there? We celebrate other public Holidays—a word which comes from Read More

750 to 1: Time for a Do-Over in Notre Dame

November 7, 2014

By Daniel Blomberg, Legal Counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty “Rubbish.” That’s what Judge William Pryor of the Eleventh Circuit called the Seventh Circuit’s narrow, 2-1 decision in University of Notre Dame v. Sebelius, an HHS Mandate case.

Native American Heritage Month: Much to Celebrate, Much to Defend

November 1, 2014

By Stephanie Keenan November is National American Indian Heritage Month. So this month, we celebrate not only Guy Fawkes Night, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving – but also the Native American culture.

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