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Court unanimously finds RFRA plaintiffs can sue FBI agents for money damages

Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that plaintiffs whose religious rights were violated can sue government employees individually for monetary damages.

 
 

Why the Supreme Court Should Hear the Dalberiste Workplace Religious Accommodation Case

Why the Supreme Court Should Hear the Dalberiste Workplace Religious Accommodation Case

Dalberiste may help courts further define the boundaries of true unnecessary burdens on employers, the role of union agreements in preferring seniority in employee scheduling, and how this affects less senior employees’ opportunity for religious accommodation.

 
 

Dr. C. Norman Farley passes to his rest

Dr. C. Norman Farley

We are sad to announce the passing of Dr. C. Norman Farley in November 2020.  He formally served on our Advisory panel beginning in 2016, and he, along with his wife Alice, have been great supporters and volunteers of ReligiousLiberty.TV and Founders' First Freedom. 

 
 

LA County recognizes churches are constitutionally exempt from stay-at-home order

LA County recognizes churches are constitutionally exempt from stay-at-home order

The language of the new Los Angeles COVID restriction specifically exempts religious gatherings as a matter of constitutional right.  

 
 

Los Angeles County lifts restrictions on Grace Community Church

LA County rescinded all COVID-19 outbreak related requirements and restrictions on Grace Community Church on November 12.

 
 

Court blocks New York Governor's COVID Restrictions on Religious Congregations

Supreme Court of the United States

In a major victory for religious congregations, delivered late on Thanksgiving Eve, the United States Supreme Court blocked the state of New York from implementing gathering restrictions that the Court ruled discriminate against religious congregations.

 
 

Goulard: Churches are Absolutely Essential

Goulard: Churches are Absolutely Essential

What if the church is a place where lives are transformed from the inside out, where people make decisions to follow Christ, and find not only find community, but actual real and powerful solutions to their failing marriage, their chronic mental illnesses, their abject loneliness, their anger and fear and judgment, and pain?

 
 

FLORIDA: School that gets gov't money scrutinized for firing teacher based on sexual orientation

FLORIDA: School that gets gov't money scrutinized for firing teacher based on sexual orientation

In June, a Florida Seventh-day Adventist school that received state and federal funding fired a teacher because of his sexual orientation.

 
 

Supreme Court not likely to make individual FBI agents pay for allegedly violating Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Supreme Court of the United States

On October 6, 2020, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case on the issue of whether individual FBI agents can be held financially liable if they are found to have violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  The underlying case involves Muslim-Americans who alleged that individual FBI agents put them on the "no fly" list after they refused to act as informants against fellow Muslims in terrorism-related investigations.

 
 

Satanic Temple claims abortion is a religious ritual protected by the Free Exercise clause

Picture of a baby in the belly of her mother

The Satanic Temple is asserting a free exercise right to abortion as a religious ritual in lawsuits against the state of Missouri and against a Louisiana advertising agency.