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August 26, 2002
Despite ACLU Demand To Cease Public Prayer, Delaware School District Stands Firm In Practice Of Opening School Board Meeting With Invocation

Rutherford Institute Attorneys Commit to Defending School Board Members from Potential ACLU ThreatFRANKFORD, Del. -- Despite pressure from the Wilmington, Del., chapter ...

August 13, 2002
High School Puppeteer, Volunteer at Indian Reservation, Prevented from Receiving School Credit Due to Puppet Show's Religious Content

The Rutherford Institute Persuades Maryland School District to Change Discriminatory Volunteer Work Policy and Recognize Student Service Work of a Religious NatureMONTGOM...

August 06, 2002
The Rutherford Institute Defends the Right to Religious Expression in the Workplace

CHICAGO, Ill.--Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have filed a responsive brief to the state of Indiana's appeal in the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in tw...

July 29, 2002
The Rutherford Institute Defends the Right to Religious Expression in the Workplace

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.--Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have filed an appeal in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana on behalf of Benjamin Endr...

July 18, 2002
The Rutherford Institute Files AMICUS Brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Support of Pro-Life Protesters' Right to Free Speech

Institute Attorneys Say Use of RICO Act Unfairly Criminalizes Protestors and Violates Their First Amendment Right to Free Speech WASHINGTON, D.C.--Attorneys for The Ruthe...

July 15, 2002
Rutherford Institute Attorneys Ask Appeals Court to Reconsider Decision to Allow Censorship of Religious Memorial Tiles for Slain Columbine Students

DENVER, Co.--Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its June 27 decision to overturn a trial judge's ruling in favor of t...

July 02, 2002
The Rutherford Institute Celebrates 20 Years in the Fight for Freedom

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-- On June 29, 1982, John Whitehead started a legal organization to defend people who were persecuted or oppressed for their beliefs without charging ...

June 25, 2002
The Rutherford Institute Scores Victory in Congress on behalf on Lt. Col. Martha McSally, Decorated U.S. Fighter Pilot

Senate Votes 93-0 to Overturn U.S. Military Policy Requiring Servicewomen to Wear Muslim GarbWASHINGTON, D.C.--On June 24, 2002, the U.S. Senate voted 93-0 in favor of an...

June 10, 2002
The Rutherford Institute Wins Victory for Kindergartner Prevented from Saying Grace Before Snack Time

School Officials Acknowledge Kindergartner's Right to Religious Freedom in the ClassroomSaratoga Springs, NY -- Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have negotiated a s...

June 07, 2002
The Rutherford Institute Asks Virginia Supreme Court to Allow DNA Testing to Determine Guilt or Innocence of Coleman

"An individual convicted of a crime, or the public on his behalf, has a right to know whether DNA evidence exculpates him."RICHMOND, Va.-Attorneys for The Rutherford Inst...

June 06, 2002
The Rutherford Institute Challenges West Virginia University's 'Free Speech Zone' Policy, Calling It Restrictive & Unconstitutional

Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute File Suit in U.S. District Court on Behalf of First Amendment Free Speech & Assembly Rights of West Virginia University Students an...

June 05, 2002
Verizon Employee Faced Retaliation, Termination After Requesting Accommodation of Religious Beliefs Regarding Homosexuality

Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute File Suit in Federal Court on Behalf of Verizon Employee's Right to Religious Accommodation in the WorkplaceMount Vernon, NY--Attor...

June 05, 2002
Citing Separation of Church & State, New Jersey School Officials Censor Kindergartner's Gifts of Religious Candy Canes & Pencils

Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute Defend First Amendment Rights of New Jersey StudentTRENTON, NJ--Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have filed an appeal with th...

May 29, 2002
Sons of Confederate Veterans Claim Victory Against Virginia Commonwealth

Rutherford Institute Attorneys Win Judgment in Free Speech CaseRICHMOND, Va.-Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have defeated an appeal by the Virginia Department of ...

May 22, 2002
John W. Whitehead, President of The Rutherford Institute, To Address Gathering of the Albemarle County Rotary Club

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties and human rights organization located in Charlottesville, Va.,...

May 15, 2002
House of Representatives Votes Unanimously to Abolish U.S. Military Policy Requiring Servicewomen in Saudi Arabia To Wear Muslim Garb

Rutherford Institute Attorneys Continue to Challenge Defense Department's Motion to Dismiss Fighter Pilot Lt. Col. Martha McSally's LawsuitWASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. House...

May 10, 2002
Rutherford Institute Attorneys Win Settlement in Cases Involving Censorship of Religious References from Valedictory Speeches

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have settled the case of an Oroville, Calif., high school valedictorian whose 1999 graduation speech was barred...

May 09, 2002
Rutherford Institute Attorneys Win Free Speech Case in Kansas

"Prevention of Hostile Work Environment Policy" Violates First Amendment Rights of City EmployeesTOPEKA, Kan.--A federal judge has ruled in favor of Topeka city employee ...

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