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First Liberty Statement on SCOTUS “Church Plan” Decision

SCOTUS affirms religious exemption to ERISA for both houses of worship and ministries
June 5, 2017 • Press Releases

June 5, 2017—Today, the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of Advocate Health Care Network, et. al, v. Stapleton, unanimously protected religious organizations by relieving them of the government-imposed burdens of the Employment Retirement Income Securities Act (ERISA) of 1974, in keeping with the principle that the […]

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Federal Court Rules to Keep National Motto “In God We Trust” on U.S. Currency

American Legion filed brief defending National Motto, supporting federal government’s motion to dismiss
December 1, 2016 • Press Releases

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, December 1, 2016 – Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio dismissed a lawsuit against the federal government demanding the removal of the National Motto, “In God We Trust,” from U.S. currency. In the opinion, the court dismissed the Plaintiffs’ claims that the use […]

Texas Attorney General Agrees with Liberty Institute, Supports ‘In God We Trust’ On Law Enforcement Vehicles

November 12, 2015 •

In an official letter to a Texas State Senator last week, Attorney General Ken Paxton argued the constitutionality of displaying the national motto There is nothing unconstitutional about displaying “In God We Trust” on law enforcement vehicles, says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Paxton submitted an official opinion to Texas […]

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