The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled Wednesday that a female-only beauty pageant has the freedom to produce pageants designed to celebrate women. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent United States of America Pageants and defended the pageant’s freedom to communicate messages consistent with its values as a female-only pageant.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that the Belgian state didn’t violate the rights of a person suffering from depression when it accepted her request to go ahead with a euthanasia procedure despite years of chronic depression. Judges ruled in favor of Belgium in three out of four
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit will decide all qualified lawsuits challenging the Biden administration’s private employer vaccine mandate issued via the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as determined by a random lottery required by federal law that the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation held Tuesday.
In settlement of the original claims that Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed on behalf of Leesburg Elementary School teacher Tanner Cross, the Loudoun County School Board has agreed to a permanent injunction prohibiting it from retaliating against Cross for expressing his constitutionally protected views on the board’s transgender policy. In an earlier
A Christian college asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to reverse a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision that allows government to dictate who can teach the college’s faith. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent Gordon College. Originally known as Boston Missionary Training School, the college requires students and faculty alike to sign a
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that a Seattle-area church properly challenged the state’s abortion coverage mandate and that a lower court was wrong to dismiss the church’s free-exercise claim. The 9th Circuit recognized that Cedar Park Church, represented by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys, suffered an injury
Florida State University has agreed to settle a lawsuit after the school and its student senate unconstitutionally retaliated last year against Student Senate President Jack Denton for sharing his personal religious beliefs with other students. The school has also agreed to issue a public statement affirming that student government is
A federal appeals court on Friday held that the exclusion of a Catholic school student from a Vermont program for some high school students to dual-enroll in college courses at public expense is likely unconstitutional under recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings on the free exercise of religion. A panel of
Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter Wednesday to Florida State University administrators appealing the student senate’s decision to remove him from his seat as president of the FSU Student Government Association student senate for sharing his personal beliefs with other students. In a private text conversation with fellow Catholic students, Jack Denton
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that courts and federal agencies can exceed their constitutional boundaries and redefine what “sex” means in federal law. In a 6-3 opinion written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a lengthy opinion holding that, “An employer who fires an individual merely for being
The Department of Housing and Human Services finalized a regulation Friday ending Obamacare rules opening up abortion access and broadening sex to mean gender; therefore, transgender rights. Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act prohibits covered health programs or activities from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin,