Fighting to Serve His Country and His Faith

July 7, 2016,

Captain Simratpal Singh is a West Point graduate, a war veteran, an active duty Army officer and a recipient of the Bronze Star. He is also a Sikh, and sued the U.S. Department of Defense earlier this year to be able to wear his beard and turban with his fatigues. Watch his story here.

Religious Liberty Laws

April 3, 2015, C-SPAN 

Kristina Arriaga of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and Barry Lynn talked about controversies surrounding state-level religious liberty laws and the legal and political questions involved.

Daniel Blomberg of the Becket Fund on FNC’s “On the Record w/ Greta”

Fox News December 8, 2014

Daniel Blomberg, counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, discusses Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell, a case before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver involving the government’s effort to force an order of Catholic nuns to violate their religious conscience or pay massive IRS penalties, with Greta Van Susteren on FOX News Channel’s “On the Record.”

Watch the full segment here.

Denver nuns challenge president’s health care law in court

Fox 31 Denver December 8, 2014

A group of Colorado nuns are taking on the Federal government in court. Their birth control fight could have far-reaching implications. They’re anxiously awaiting a judge’s ruling. The Little Sisters of the Poor have challenged the president’s health care law. They’re currently facing fines for refusing to offer birth control.

Watch the full video here.

Lawsuit fights against ‘under God’ in Pledge of Allegiance at NJ school

Fox News, November 19, 2014

In a response to the atheists’ lawsuit, New Jersey high school student Samantha Jones is going to court to defend her right to recite the words “one nation under God” in the pledge. Jones and her family are represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

“When I stand up, put my hand over my heart and say the Pledge of Allegiance, I am recognizing that my rights come from God, not from the government,” said Jones, a senior at Highland Regional High School, according to the Becket website. “If anyone wants to remain silent, that is their right. But it is not their right to silence me.”

Texas woman settles lawsuit over Sikh dagger

KSN News November 8, 2014

“Sikh Americans shouldn’t have to choose between their faith and their jobs,” said Daniel Blomberg, an attorney with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which helped Tagore. “The government doesn’t get to say that sharp knives are OK if they are brought in to cut birthday cakes, but dull kirpans aren’t OK because they are religious items,” he said. “The settlement confirms that religious freedom is not a second-class right.”

Read the full article here.

Hobby Lobby lawyer encouraged by latest hearing

EWTN News, May 24, 2013

On May 23, Duncan argued Hobby Lobby’s case before the full eight-member panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Such cases are usually heard by only three judges of an appellate court. “The mere fact we were standing there before the entire 10th Circuit Court of Appeals is encouraging in and of itself… it’s a really extraordinary thing,” he explained.