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American Humanist Association v. Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District

July 21, 2014

On March 31, 2014, the American Humanist Association (AHA), a group of hypersecularist atheists, partnered with New Jersey atheists to rip the words “under God” out of the Pledge of Allegiance. The complaint marks their second state level assault on the Pledge. The first suit—a Massachusetts based challenge that raised identical claims—was unanimously rejected by 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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June 25, 2014

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Becket Fund on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and more

June 17, 2014

Becket Fund attorneys have appeared on national programs to discuss the Supreme Court’s landmark defense of religious liberty in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. Here is a snapshot of the coverage we’ve received: Here are some of the top publications covering Hobby Lobby: Courts Ruling for Religious Freedom (Deseret News, July 1, 2014) Hobby Lobby Made Fight Read More

European Court of Human Rights Upholds Church Autonomy

June 12, 2014

Spanish bishop had right to decide who taught Catholic theology to students For Immediate Release: June 12th, 2014 Media Contact: Zachary Enos, zenos@becketfund.org, 202.349.7210 Washington, D.C. – The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Europe’s final arbiter of human rights disputes, decided 9-8 today that the autonomy rights of religious institutions—here, Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Attempt to Shut Down Mosque

June 2, 2014

Long-running legal battle ends; mosque is free to meet For Immediate Release: June 2, 2014 Media Contact: Zachary Enos, zenos@becketfund.org, 202.349.7210 Washington D.C. – Today, in a significant victory for religious freedom, the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit attempting to shut down a Tennessee mosque, ending a two-year-old legal fight. The ruling preserves an earlier victory gained by Read More

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