Supreme Court to hear religious freedom case

CNN, February 24, 2015

But the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a nonprofit group with an interest in religious freedom, has filed a friend of the court brief supporting Elauf.

“Abercrombie’s claim is both absurd and a dangerous precedent for all people of faith seeking an exception,” Eric Baxter, a lawyer for the group,

“We want the court to recognize that the notice requirement has to be flexible,” said Baxter. “There can’t be some strict requirement that an employee has to say certain words before the employee’s religion is protected.”

Supreme Court says Muslim prisoner can keep beard

CNN, January 20, 2015

“This is a huge win for religious freedom and for all Americans,” said Eric Rassbach, Deputy General Counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom who was co-counsel in the case. “What the Supreme Court said today was that government officials cannot impose arbitrary restrictions on religious liberty just because they think government knows best.”

Supreme Court to take up Obamacare contraception case

CNN, November 26, 2013

Kyle Duncan, general counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and lead lawyer for Hobby Lobby, called the Supreme Court decision to hear the case a “major step” for the Greens and their business, and “an important fight for Americans’ religious liberty.”

High court at odds over prisoner’s religious right to grow a beard

CNN, October 8, 2014

Holt is being defended in court by the Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty, the same nonprofit group that backed two Christian families in a separate high court challenge earlier this year.

The Beckett Fund noted that groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and the Anti-Defamation League, along with Catholic bishops, are now backing Holt.

Court says ground zero cross can stay

CNN July 28, 2014

“This is an enormously important and common-sense ruling,” said Eric Baxter, counsel for Becket, which filed a brief supporting the museum’s right to display the cross, noting that the court drew an “important distinction” between religion and history and culture.

Are corporations people?

CNN, March 25, 2014

“Ultimately, Hobby Lobby isn’t interfering with anyone’s access–they are simply saying they can’t provide a small handful of products the government admits may terminate a human life,” says Mark Rienzi, Senior Counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represents the Hobby Lobby in the case vs. Sebelius. Graffiti is illegal; anti-Islam remarks are not

Just as patriotism was renewed while Americans mourned on 9/11, it flourishes again less than 10 years later as we celebrate the long-awaited justice finally served by Osama bin Laden’s death.

But while we celebrate, we must guard against condemning Islam as the force behind bin Laden’s reign of terror. As President Obama stated in his speech announcing the mass murderer’s death, we are not at war with Islam. Bin Laden and his extremist cohorts have wreaked havoc on Muslims and non-Muslims alike, across the globe.

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