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Members of Congress, Retired Military Generals and Others Ask Supreme Court to Take Sterling Case

February 14, 2017 • Press Releases

Washington – In an unusual occurrence in Supreme Court practice, seven parties have filed amicus briefs with the Supreme Court at the cert stage, asking the Court to take the case of Sterling v. United States. “It’s rare for a Supreme Court case to receive a single amicus brief at […]

First Liberty Institute Appeals Historic Military Religious Freedom Case to The Supreme Court

First Liberty just asked the Supreme Court to hear what could be the biggest military religious freedom case in decades.
December 27, 2016 • Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – First Liberty Institute and nationally renowned litigator Paul Clement announce they have filed a petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court, asking the Supreme Court to accept the case of Sterling v. United States. The case centers around the question of how the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) […]

Marine Who Was Dishonorably Discharged for Posting a Bible Verse Appealed to The Supreme Court

Independent Journal Review
December 25, 2016 • In the News

Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling was charged with disrespecting a superior commissioned officer and four counts of disobeying a lawful order after she refused to remove a Bible verse from her desk.

More Amicus Briefs Supporting the Little Sisters of the Poor – Part 1

National Review
January 12, 2016 • In the News

Dozens of amicus briefs have been filed in support of the Little Sisters of the Poor and the other religious nonprofits who are challenging the legality of the Obama administration’s so-called “accommodation” on its HHS contraceptive mandate. Read full article »

AG Ken Paxton Joins Amicus Brief in Military Religious Liberty Case

Dallas Morning News
December 28, 2015 • In the News

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined with nine other states in filing an amicus brief Monday, supporting a Marine lance corporal who was court-martialed for posting a Bible verse in her workspace.

Military High Court to Hear Marine Vet’s Religious Freedom Case

Marine Corps Times
November 9, 2015 • In the News

A Marine veteran court-martialed for failing to remove a Bible verse at work when ordered her to do so by a superior is on track to plead her case at the military’s highest court. Read full article »

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