Archive for the ‘Florida’ Category

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

Atheists of Florida v. City of Lakeland

July 2, 2013

The Atheists of Florida hauled the City of Lakeland into court for opening their meetings with Christian prayer – a practice that dated back more than 60 years. After the City Commission opened the invocation to all faiths, the district court ruled that the legislative prayer practice was permissible. The Atheists of Florida then appealed Read More

Rich v. Buss Media Information Sheet

April 8, 2013

Background: Bruce Rich is an Orthodox Jew by birth, belief, and practice. He was born to Orthodox Jewish parents in Brooklyn, and raised in a kosher-observant household. Growing up, Rich received an in-depth Jewish education, including study of the Torah. As an adult, he maintained a kosher household. Like millions of observant Jews before him, Read More

The First Amendment in Prison

March 18, 2013

Becket Fund’s Lori Windham to speak on panel at Northwestern University School of Law

JRCLS 31st Annual State and Local Government Conference

March 14, 2013

Becket Fund’s Luke Goodrich to participate in debate at JRCLS conference

Stanford Law School Launches One-of-a-Kind Religious Liberty Clinic: January 14, 2013

February 10, 2013

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Hannah Smith and Eric Baxter to Speak at J. Reuben Clark Law Society Conference

Becket Fund’s Hannah Smith to introduce Justice Clarence Thomas, Eric Baxter to speak on panel

Rich v. Buss

November 28, 2012

What if you had to choose between practicing your faith and receiving adequate nutrition? That choice became a reality for Bruce Rich, who was twice forced to go without regular meals for over a month. The reason? Mr. Rich is an Orthodox Jewish prisoner in Florida, and Florida is one of the last remaining states Read More

Cotton v. Florida Department of Corrections

October 26, 2012

Alan J. Cotton was a prisoner in Florida’s Everglades Correctional Institution who tried for several years to get the state Department of Corrections to provide him with kosher meals. Cotton was born and raised in the Jewish faith, and was a “sincere adherent of Orthodox Judaism” who “believes he is required to keep a kosher Read More

Ave Maria University v. Burwell

February 20, 2012

Jim Towey, President of Ave Maria University, knows first-hand the immense value religious people of all faiths bring to the public square and is determined to stop the Administration’s efforts to push them to the margins.  Towey worked with Mother Teresa for 12 years, and saw her establish AIDs clinics and homeless shelters, then served Read More

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