Religious Liberty
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January 22nd, 2021
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FLI Executive General Counsel Hiram Sasser joins First Liberty Live! host Stuart Shepard for an in-depth discussion on Coach Joe Kennedy’s case, and an inside look at what to expect during next week’s oral arguments at the Ninth Circuit.
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January 18th, 2021
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By: Lathan Watts – cnsnews.com – January 15, 2021 As two days of national commemoration approach, Religious Freedom Day (Saturday) and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday), Americans would do well to consider the unbreakable link between the two and the lesson available in their chronological observance. The Latin phrase, post hoc ergo propter hoc, meaning “after this, therefore because of this,” is often derided...
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January 8th, 2021
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
The fact that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito gave the keynote address to the Federalist Society in and of itself should be neither surprising nor controversial.
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January 4th, 2021
Various religious leaders pray for Donald Trump
If there is any good to come from last weekend’s Christian-nationalist “Jericho March,” and other bizarre, angry, and sometimes-violent right-wing attacks on the 2020 presidential election, it’s that the scales may start to fall from the eyes of thoughtful American Evangelicals.
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December 16th, 2020
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a rural Colorado church that was challenging capacity limits instituted by Gov. Jared Polis to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. Source: Supreme Court sides with Colorado church challenging Covid limits
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December 4th, 2020
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Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision granting an emergency injunction against NY Governor Andrew Cuomo for his unconstitutional order against churches and synagogues. This is an important victory for religious freedom amidst the current pandemic, as the Court’s ruling blocks the Governor from enforcing his “Cluster Action Initiative,” including a set of severe restrictions against...
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December 1st, 2020
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What a difference a one-justice swing in the Supreme Court makes. Late Wednesday, the high court, in a 5-4 ruling, granted two religious organizations an injunction, relieving them from the suffocating restrictions that New York’s Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo, had imposed on community worship. Source: For Thanksgiving, the Supreme Court upholds religious liberty | TheHill
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November 30th, 2020
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Andrew Cuomo thinks he can limit the capacity of churches and synagogues to ten people in areas besieged by COVID-19 — while other, more “essential” activities face no limit at all. The Supreme Court quite rightly disagrees. Source: Supreme Court Decision on Churches & Coronavirus: Cuomo’s Restrictions Go Too Far | National Review
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November 18th, 2020
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DC—First Liberty Institute filed a friend-of-the-court brief in The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Cuomo, a case in which the Brooklyn Diocese has asked the Supreme Court of the United States to grant an emergency injunction against restrictions on houses of worship ordered by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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November 13th, 2020
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A California judge ordered San Diego to reopen strip clubs even as local officials crack down on churches. Source: California Set to Reopen Strip Clubs Before Churches – Washington Free Beacon
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