Military’s highest court denies Marine’s religious liberty claim

August 11, 2016 • In the News

In a decision likely to influence how the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) applies to military service members, the military’s highest court upheld the conviction of a U.S. Marine court-martialed for disobeying an order to remove three Bible passages she posted around her workplace. Read full article »

Military Court Botches RFRA

National Review
August 11, 2016 • In the News

By a vote of 4-1 yesterday in United States v. Sterling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces adopted a strangely narrow reading of the threshold provisions of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Read full article »

First Liberty Says Court Ruling Against Marine is “Shameful,” Announces They Will Appeal to Supreme Court

August 10, 2016 • Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) issued an opinion in the case of United States v. Sterling, denying a United States Marine her constitutional right to religious freedom. “This is absolutely outrageous,” Kelly Shackelford, President and CEO of First Liberty Institute, says. “A few judges […]

Highest military court hears Marine’s religious freedom case

Stars and Stripes
April 27, 2016 • In the News

Rare arguments before the highest military court in the land Wednesday came down to whether a Marine’s refusal to obey orders to remove signs from her desk containing a biblical passage were her exercising her right of religious freedom or just plain insubordination. Read full article »

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