Archive for the ‘Cases’ Category

Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell

February 8, 2016

 Little Sisters FAQs Press Images HHS Info Central Amicus Briefs Current Court:  U.S. Supreme Court Status:  Oral Argument (Date TBD) Becket Role:  Counsel Related Issues:  HHS Mandate, Religious Communities, Individual Freedom To schedule an interview, call 202-349-7218 or email

U.S. v. Sterling

December 18, 2015

Current Court: Court of Appeals For the Armed Forces Status: pending resolution Becket role: Amicus curiae Related Issues: RFRA, religious liberty in the military Our nation’s military was practicing religious liberty even before our country recognized it’s inherently beneficial traits: solving religious conflicts and advancing the human right to freely seek God. If there is Read More

Simratpal “Simmer” Singh v. Department of Defense

December 14, 2015

  Meet Simmer Singh, an American Sikh U.S. Army Captain Simmer Singh is devout in his Sikh faith. During childhood, he wore the patka, a small turban worn by Sikh children to cover their unshorn hair. In high school, he began wearing a full turban and uncut beard—two core “articles of faith” in the Sikh Read More

Heffernan v. City of Paterson

November 24, 2015

Current Court: U.S. Supreme Court Status: Awaiting decision Becket role: Amicus curiae Related Issues: Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Speech 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 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

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

CMD 2016

May 19, 2015

2016 Canterbury Medal Award Honoree: Armando Valladares Armando Valladares is a former political prisoner who spent 22 years in Castro’s gulags for refusing to place a sign on his desk in support of Fidel. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison without due process. While in prison he became a “Plantado”—a prisoner who refuses to wear Read More

Oliver v. Hofmeister

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

The Ebenezer Award

December 12, 2014

The 2015 Ebenezer The Department of Veteran Affairs for banning employees at its Salem, Virginia facility from saying “Merry Christmas” to veterans. Senior staff at the Salem VA Medical Center could have had an eggnog toast. Instead they receive our lump of coal. First they tried to ban Christmas trees from the facility, but, after employee Read More

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