Monifa Sterling

Supreme Court Declines to Review Case of Marine Court- Martialed Over Bible Verse

Military court’s decision below deals huge blow to religious freedom in the Military
June 5, 2017 • Press Releases

The Supreme Court of the United States declined to review First Liberty Institute’s appeal in the case of Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling, a U.S. Marine convicted at court-martial for refusing an order to remove an inspirational Bible verse from her workstation.

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 […]

Looking Back: A Snapshot of Religious Liberty in 2016

The Stream
December 30, 2016 • In the News

It’s been a difficult year for religious freedom in America, but the future holds “huge windows of opportunity,” says Kelly Shackelford, constitutional attorney and president of the non-profit religious liberty law firm First Liberty Institute.

Marine Discharged Over Bible Verses Petitions Supreme Court
December 27, 2016 • In the News

A Marine lance corporal who was given a bad conduct discharge in 2014 for offenses including refusal to remove printed Bible passages from her work station is now petitioning the Supreme Court to review her case.

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.

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