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September 18, 2002
The Rutherford Institute Acts Quickly to Secure Teacher's Right to Attend 'See You At The Pole' Rally

WAYNESVILLE, N.C.--Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute successfully defended the First Amendment right of a North Carolina public school teacher to participate in the ...

September 17, 2002
Writer/Activist Nat Hentoff Sounds Off on the Erosion of Civil Liberties Since 9-11 in an Exclusive Interview with oldSpeak

The Rutherford Institute Launches oldSpeak, an Online Magazine Dedicated to Providing an Independent Forum on Politics, Arts & Culture, Law and ReligionCHARLOTTESVILLE, V...

September 11, 2002
Rutherford Institute Attorneys File Brief in Critical Free Speech Case with U.S. Supreme Court

Washington, D.C.--Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have filed a "friend of the court" brief in an important U.S. Supreme Court case involving the free speech rights...

September 09, 2002
Rutherford Institute Urges House Armed Services Committee Not to Weaken Legislation Protecting Rights of Servicewomen

WASHINGTON, D.C.--In a letter to members of the House Armed Services Committee, John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute, has urged them not to add langua...

September 05, 2002
Religious Brick Case Appealed to Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Rutherford Institute Attorneys Appeal Unfavorable Decision from U.S. District CourtAlbany, N.Y.--Rutherford Institute attorneys have appealed a U.S. District Court ruling...

September 04, 2002
President of The Rutherford Institute Appears on Three-part 'Security or Civility' Series, Fox News Channel

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute, will be appearing in "Security or Civility," a three-part FOX News Channel special that wi...

August 28, 2002
District Court Green-Lights Class Action Lawsuit Against U.S. for Pattern of Religious Discrimination

Rutherford Institute Attorneys Prepare Suit in Defense of Evangelical Navy Chaplains on Grounds of Discrimination in Hiring, Promotion and Treatment WASHINGTON, D.C.--The...

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...

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