For Immediate Release: 7.12.23
Contact: John Manning, firstname.lastname@example.org
Coalition Sends Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Opposing U.S. District Court Nominee Loren L. AliKhan
The letter cites the nominee’s long record of advocacy against religious freedom
Washington, D.C.—Today First Liberty Institute along with 14 other national organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary opposing the nomination of Loren L. AliKhan to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The opposition is based on her history of anti-religious arguments in previous cases.
You can read the letter here.
“As a litigator, Loren AliKhan repeatedly took extreme positions in opposition to the First Amendment’s protections for religious organizations, houses of worship, and citizens,” said Hiram Sasser, Executive General Counsel for First Liberty. “She poses a grave threat to the religious liberty rights of all Americans. The Senate should reject her nomination.”
The letter cites numerous examples of AliKhan’s hostility to religious liberty as a litigator, including arguing that houses of worship—meeting outdoors, masked and socially distanced—posed a greater threat during the COVID-19 pandemic than did government-allowed city-wide protests. The courts have continuously rejected her discriminatory arguments against people of faith, houses of worship, and faith-based organizations.
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