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By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Tacoma elementary schools ends Satanist Club meetings, Liberty Counsel ‘as we predicted’ it would

Atheists masquerading as a so-called Satanist Temple group recently ended its after-school program at Point Defiance Elementary School in Tacoma. The After-School Satan Club ceased meeting soon after teachers from More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Michigan court protects Steve Tennes freedom of conscience in Country Mill Farms gay marriage case

A federal court issued an order Friday that requires the city of East Lansing to allow a farmer to return to its 2017 farmer’s market after city officials developed a rule for the purpose of keeping him out More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Sunday, September 10th, 2017
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ADF rebukes Al Franken for ‘hate group’ label after anti-Catholic attacks by Dianne Feinstein, Dick Durbin

During Wednesday’s judicial confirmation hearing for 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Amy Barrett, the Notre Dame law professor came under fire from several Democratic senators. While anti-Catholic comments More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 10th, 2017
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Support grows for Colorado cake artist, Jack Phillips, in gay marriage case headed to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has received at least 45 friend-of-the-court briefs in support of the freedom of a Colorado cake artist to decline to create custom artistic expression that celebrates events in conflict More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, August 28th, 2017
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Washington Appeals court rules against football coach Joe Kennedy praying to himself on the field, after the game

A three-judge panel took aim at a high school football coach over praying after a game. A panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals determined Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joe Kennedy does not More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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Wisconsin: Court protects Amy Lawson from city, state punishments over gay marriage photography services

A Dane County Circuit Court declared that Amy Lawson and her business are not subject to city and state laws that would otherwise control her artistic freedom because she does not have a physical storefront. Regarding More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
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Support grows for Arlene’s Flowers, Barronelle Stutzman in religious freedom, freedom of conscience gay marriage case

The U.S. Supreme Court has received numerous friend-of-the-court briefs in support of the freedom of a Washington state floral artist—and, by extension, other creative professionals—to decline to create artistic More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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David Daleiden to take whistleblower case to Supreme Court

David Daleiden and his attorneys are taking his whistleblower case to the U.S. Supreme Cour, appealing that authorities are suppressing his undercover videos and violating free speech. During the 2014 and 2015 National More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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ADF defends Kellogg CC students in court after being arrested for handing out copies of the US Constitution

Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Travis Barham argued in favor of a motion filed in May that asks for the Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek’s speech policies to be suspended after campus More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Federal court stops Illinois abortion mandate, protests freedom of conscience

The Thomas More Society has stepped into the fray over recent Illinois conscience legislation by suing Illinois state officials on behalf of over twenty pro-life pregnancy resource centers and pro-life physicians. More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Alan Dershowitz ‘shocked’ by liberals, talks of treason, accusations with ‘no evidence of crime’

Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz spoke with Fox News’s Jeanine Pirro, admitting that he sees no crime in Donald Trump Jr’s behavior. “I’m shocked as a civil libertarian, and a criminal lawyer and a More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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ADF defends New Mexico town, desire to keep Ten Commandment monument which ‘offends’ atheists

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing the city of Bloomfield, New Mexico, asked the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to take up a case involving a Ten Commandments monument on the lawn of Bloomfield’s city More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire religious discrimination case ends with a win for Catholic students: Alexandra Liebl and Madelyn Rysavy

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has agreed to drop its unconstitutional policies that deny credit to students who fulfill its mandatory community service requirement by volunteering in faith-based activities. More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, July 7th, 2017
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Pennsylvania appeals court protects pro-lifers Colleen Reilly, Becky Biter against Harrisburg’s ‘buffer zones’

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals denied the City of Harrisburg’s request to rehear the case brought by Liberty Counsel‘s pro-life clients, Colleen Reilly and Becky Biter, in their lawsuit against More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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ADF adds their support for the Free Speech Fairness Act

Alliance Defending Freedom joined 47 other signatories to a letter delivered to congressional leaders this week that encourages them to make hearings and votes on the Free Speech Fairness Act a priority. The bill, More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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GuideStar sued for labeling Liberty Counsel a ‘hate group’

Liberty Counsel filed a federal lawsuit against GuideStar over the false and defamatory “hate group” label it placed on GuideStar’s Liberty Counsel page. The lawsuit charges GuideStar with More...

By Zach Jones On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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SCOTUS crushes ‘hate speech’ case, part of ‘free and open discussion’

Sending a shockwave through liberal circles and college universities across the country, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that free speech in America is protected, not matter how offensive some find it. From More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 12th, 2017
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Kutztown University of Pennsylvania ends block on pro-life chalk art in free speech censorship case

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania has changed its policy regarding chalked messages on sidewalks after Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter in March on behalf of the campus chapter of Students for Life. University More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, May 14th, 2017
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Liberty Counsel sues to get Good News Club in Indiana school districts, deserves ‘equal treatment’

Today, Liberty Counsel filed a federal lawsuit against an Indiana school district on behalf of Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) for the ministry’s Good News Club. The case, Child Evangelism Fellowship of More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, May 12th, 2017
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Fresno State professor Gregory Thatcher sued after rallying students to attack message of pro-life group

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a pro-life student organization filed suit in federal court Thursday against a Fresno State University professor who instructed students from his class to join him More...


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