Archive for the ‘Cases’ Category

Fratello v. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York

February 6, 2017

Lawyers and anti-religious academics are trying to insert government in selecting religious leaders at a religious school in upstate New York. Becket is pushing back.  A school dedicated to teaching Catholic values  For over 200 years, Catholic schools in New York have provided top-notch elementary schools for ethnically and economically diverse students. And for over Read More

Gloucester Country v. G.G.

January 17, 2017

Current Court: U.S. Supreme Court Status: Awaiting review by the U.S. Supreme Court Becket role: Amicus curiae Related Issues: Education; Religious Communities; Individual Freedom Title IX was enacted in 1972 to promote equality for men and women in education by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of “sex.” But in May 2016, the U.S. Department of Read More

Gaddy v. Georgia

December 22, 2016

Current Court: Georgia Supreme Court   Status: Awaiting decision   Becket role: Amicus curiae  Related Issues: Blaine Amendments, Establishment Clause    In 2008 the state of Georgia created a scholarship program that would allow children of low income families to attend a school, religious or secular, that best fit their needs.  The scholarships would be funded through Read More

Lee v. Tam

December 19, 2016

Current Court: U.S. Supreme Court Status: Pending oral argument Becket role: Amicus curiae Related Issues: Free Speech What do a Jewish-owned clothing line called “Heeb,” an Asian American rock band called “The Slants,” and the Washington Redskins have in common? The U.S. government says they are too “disparaging” to receive trademark protection.   In 2011 Simon Tam tried to register Read More

Gaylor v. Lew

December 13, 2016

Meet Ed Peecher, pastor of an African American congregation   Thirty years ago, Bishop Ed Peecher founded Chicago Embassy Church, a predominantly African American congregation in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the South Side of Chicago.    Today, his job isn’t limited to leading worship services on Sundays. During the week, Bishop Peecher devotes countless hours Read More

Congregation Jeshuat Israel v. Congregation Shearith Israel

November 18, 2016

Current Court: First Circuit Court of Appeals Status: Pending at the First Circuit Becket Role: Amicus Related Issues: Religious Communities; Church Property Protecting ancient Jewish artifacts Centuries ago, the famous Jewish silversmith Myer Myers crafted sacred rimonim, finials that ornament the Torah scroll in a Jewish synagogue. Today the fate of those ancient religious artifacts Read More

Ingersoll v. Arlene’s Flowers

November 15, 2016

Current Court: Washington Supreme Court  Status: Filing cert at U.S. Supreme Court Becket Role: Amicus   Related Issues: Individual Freedom    For nearly forty years, 71-year-old Barronelle Stutzman has created custom floral arrangements to celebrate her customers’ life events.  For nine years Barronelle gladly served Rob Ingersoll, designing custom arrangements for Valentine’s Day and other holidays that he celebrated with his Read More

Sisters of Mercy v Burwell

November 4, 2016

Current Court: District Court for the District of North Dakota   Becket Role: Counsel   Related Issues: Individual Freedom, HHS Transgender Mandate  A new regulation issued by Health and Human Services (HHS) would force doctors to perform gender transition procedures on children, even if the doctor believes the procedure could harm the child. Any doctor Read More

Franciscan Alliance v. Burwell

November 3, 2016

Current Court: District Court for the Northern District of Texas  Hearing scheduled for December 20, 2016  Becket Role: Counsel Related Issues: Individual Freedom, HHS Transgender Mandate  A new regulation issued by the Health and Human Services (HHS) would force doctors to perform gender transition porcedures on any child referred by a mental professional, even if Read More

Society of American Bosnians & Herzegovinians v. City of Des Plaines

September 27, 2016

Current Court: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Status:  Motion for Summary Judgment Becket role: Amicus curiae Related Issues: RLUIPA, Religious Communities The Society of American Bosnians and Herzegovinians is a small Muslim community in a Chicago suburb with approximately 160 members that observes a Sufi approach to Islam. For years, the Society attempted Read More

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