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Becket Board Member Heads Lecture at Touro Law Center’s Jewish Law Institute

August 28, 2014

Becket Fund board member, Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik will be hosting a lecture on religious freedom at Touro Law Center’s Jewish Law Institute. Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik is director of the Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University and rabbi at Congregation Shearith Israel in Manhattan, the Read More

Becket’s Deputy General Counsel Joins Panel at Cato’s 13th Annual Constitution Day Symposium

August 25, 2014

The Becket Fund’s Deputy General Counsel, Eric Rassbach will be joining a panel discussion about the First Amendment alongside Professor Nadine Strossen from the New York School of Law and Cato Research Fellow P.J. O’Rourke at the Cato Institute’s 13th Annual Constitution Day Symposium. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from Read More

UPDATE: Oral Arguments for Pharmacist Conscience Case set for November 20, 2014

August 19, 2014

For Immediate Release: August 19, 2014 Media Contact: Emily Hardman, ehardman@becketfund.org, 202.349.7224 Washington, D.C. – The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled the oral argument in Stormans v. Selecky for November 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The case involves a family-owned pharmacy and two pharmacists who cannot dispense the morning-after or week-after pills because of their religious beliefs. The Read More

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About the New HHS Regulations

August 15, 2014

For Immediate Release:  August 22, 2014 Media Contact:  Emily Hardman,   ehardman@becketfund.org, 202.349.7224 Washington, D.C. – The following can be attributed to Lori Windham, Senior Counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty: “Under pressure from hundreds of lawsuits, the government continues to retreat.  After three losses in the Supreme Court and dozens of losses in Read More

Becket’s Senior Counsel Leads Legal Discussion on Religious Liberty

August 5, 2014

The Becket Fund’s Senior Counsel Hannah Smith will be leading a Legal Education class entitled At the Intersection of Church and State: Religious Liberty in Contemporary American Society, sponsored by the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. The event will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m for Brigham Young University’s Campus Education Week. Read More

Supreme Court Victory for Hobby Lobby and Religious Freedom

June 30, 2014

For Immediate Release: June 30, 2014 Media Contact: Emily Hardman, ehardman@becketfund.org, 202.349.7224 Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court granted a landmark victory for religious liberty today, ruling in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that individuals do not lose their religious freedom when they open a family business.  The court ruled 5-4 in favor Read More

ADVISORY: Supreme Court Victory for Hobby Lobby and Religious Freedom

Press Conference Call at 12:00pm EST to discuss For Immediate Release: June 30, 2014 Media Contact: Emily Hardman, ehardman@becketfund.org, 202.349.7224 Washington, D.C. – The Supreme Court granted a victory to David and Barbara Green and their family business, Hobby Lobby, this morning.   A press conference call will be held at 12:00pm EST to discuss the Read More

Awaiting Hobby Lobby decision, Catholic Nun’s Network Seeks Emergency Relief from U.S. Supreme Court

June 27, 2014

Crippling fines would start July 1st Washington, D.C. – Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), founded by a cloistered nun and dedicated to spreading the teachings of the Catholic Church, filed an emergency appeal today asking the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the world’s largest religious media network from violating its deeply help religious convictions or Read More

Media Advisory: Hobby Lobby Attorneys to Deliver Statement Outside U.S. Supreme Court; Press Conference Call 12:00pm

June 26, 2014

For Immediate Release: June 26, 2014 Media Contact: Emily Hardman, ehardman@becketfund.org, 202.349.7224 Washington, D.C. – On Monday, June 30th, the Supreme Court will decide the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby’s lead attorney, Lori Windham, Senior Counsel for the Becket Fund, will deliver a statement outside the Supreme Court (by the fountain) immediately following Read More

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