Archive for the ‘Cases’ Category

Heffernan v. City of Paterson

November 24, 2015

In 2006 New Jersey police officer Jeffrey Heffernan was spotted picking up a campaign sign for the candidate opposing the mayor of Paterson. Officer Heffernan didn’t live in the city and was picking up the sign for his bed-ridden mother. And in any case, the Constitution protects nonpolitical employees who decide to get involved in Read More

McCullen v. Coakley (2000-2014)

November 9, 2015

Meet Eleanor McCullen  Since 2000 Eleanor McCullen has knitted baby hats and lovingly counseled women outside of abortion clinics near her home in Massachusetts. A radiant and cheerful woman of faith, Eleanor is welcoming as she offers help, hope, and love in her work as a sidewalk counselor.  Since she began her work outside the Read More

Hands On Originals

October 29, 2015

Meet Blaine Adamson Blaine Adamson owns Hands On Originals, a small screen printing shop in Kentucky that creates promotional materials like shirts, hats, blankets, and mugs. He also has a Christian Outfitters division that creates exclusively Christian materials. Blaine regularly employs and serves LGBT individuals, and he has never turned away any customer because of Read More

Church of Our Savior v. City of Jacksonville Beach

October 6, 2015

The Church of Our Savior, an Anglican congregation in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, is now free to begin construction on a new, permanent house of worship for its growing congregation. A small church in an even smaller building In 2013, Resurrection Anglican Church joined with another Anglican church in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, to form the Church Read More

Sac and Fox Nation v. Borough of Jim Thorpe

July 1, 2015

Jim Thorpe, A Living Legend Arguably one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century, Jim Thorpe won two Olympic gold medals and played three different professional sports – football, track and field, and baseball. In the course of his career, he was inducted to ten Halls of Fames and in 1950 the Associated Press Read More

Oliver v. Hofmeister (2015-Present)

March 2, 2015

Related to Jenks v. Spry Stephanie and Russell Spry just want to keep doing what they have always done — provide their disabled son with the best education possible. This has been difficult because their public school was not equipped to accommodate children like their son, who has severe autism. He was essentially being “warehoused” Read More

EEOC v. Abercrombie (2011-2015)

December 3, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Victory for religious job seekers. On June 1, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in favor of protecting religious accommodations. Meet Samantha Elauf    Samantha Elauf is a fashion blogger who takes her faith seriously. When she was 17, she sought a job at her local mall’s Abercrombie & Fitch. She knew the company dress code prohibited hats Read More

Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley

November 3, 2014

In any playground full of gravel, there are bound to be a few scraped knees. Only in this case, the laws known as Blaine Amendments are to blame. Trinity Lutheran Church Learning Center is a daycare program that provides a wholesome school environment promoting cognitive, physical, social, and spiritual growth for children. Just one thing Read More

McAllen Grace Brethren Church v. Jewell

October 31, 2014

The federal government invades a gathering of Native Americans, confiscates their property, and threatens to punish them if they resist. Sounds like tragic history from the 1800s, right? Robert Soto is living through it right now. Mr. Soto is an award-winning feather dancer and Lipan Apache religious leader. In 2006, he attended a powwow – a traditional religious ceremony involving drumming, dancing, and Native American dress. Read More

Reed v. Town of Gilbert (2005-2015)

September 22, 2014

Everyone is welcome at Good News Community Church. Services are held Sundays. The Church encourages Christian fellowship through Bible study, religious song, and prayer. Its mission is outreach, inviting everyone into its community.As a fledgling congregation with limited financial means and no permanent location, the Church depends on sidewalk signs to spread word of events. Read More

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