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Muslims, Southern Baptists, Eastern Orthodox Christians, and Hindus respond to atheist attack on church housing allowances

April 10, 2014

For Immediate Release: April 10, 2014 Media Contact: Emily Hardman, ehardman@becketfund.org, 202.349.7224 Washington, D.C. – Yesterday the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed an amicus brief on behalf of Muslim, Southern Baptist, Eastern Orthodox, and Hindu religious groups in a closely-watched case involving a 60-year-old tax provision governing churches. The provision, called the “parsonage allowance,” Read More

ECHR Cases

April 8, 2014

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is committed to defending freedom of religion at home and abroad. To that end, Becket attorneys frequently litigate before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, France. The ECHR is the primary international court designed to enforce the European Convention on Human Rights, and is perhaps the Read More

Breaking News: Hobby Lobby, Becket on MSNBC, Hardball, Kelly File

March 26, 2014

Since the Supreme Court heard oral argument on March 25, Becket Fund attorneys have appeared on national programs to discuss the Hobby Lobby case. Here is a snapshot of the coverage we’ve received:                                           Here Read More

Protected: So close, and yet so far

March 6, 2014

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Ground Zero Cross Before Second Circuit Court of Appeals on March 6, 10 a.m. EST

February 28, 2014

Religious liberty expert available for comment For Immediate Release: March 3, 2014 Media Contact: Stephanie Caluag, scaluag@becketfund.org, 202.349.7226 New York, New York – The Second Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in American Atheists v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. EST. Eric Read More

Kyle Duncan Accepts Prestigious Position

February 26, 2014

Kyle Duncan joined the ranks of distinguished Becket Fund alumni on February 21 when he accepted an offer to work as Special Counsel for the State of Louisiana. Becket Fund alumni have also accepted other prestigious positions such as general counsel for a religious denomination, staff at the U.S. Department of Justice, doctoral candidate at Read More

Protected: Becket Fund Videos

February 24, 2014

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Little Sisters of the Poor Seek Justice Before Federal Court

For Immediate Release: February 24, 2014 Media Contact: Emily Hardman, ehardman@becketfund.org, 202.349.7224 Washington, D.C. –  The Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious order of nuns who care of the neediest elderly in society, launched their full appeal before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals today, asking the court to protect their religious freedom.  The lawsuit challenges the Read More

Abortion and Contraception Cases Before the Justices

February 14, 2014

New York Times, February 13, 2014

Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Brief Counters Government “Divide and Conquer” Attempt to Violate Business Owners’ Religious Rights

February 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2014 Contact: Emily Hardman, ehardman@becketfund.org, 202.349.7224 WASHINGTON – Hobby Lobby, the family-owned arts and crafts business founded by David and Barbara Green, asked the U.S. Supreme Court today to protect them from being forced to violate their deeply held religious beliefs or be forced to pay severe fines. The written Read More

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