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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 ...

May 09, 2002
Lawsuit Filed Against Florida High School for Free Speech Violations and Staff Misconduct

Rutherford Institute Attorneys File Complaint in Florida Federal CourtWEST PALM BEACH, Fla.-Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have filed a complaint in Palm Beach fe...

May 08, 2002
Institute Attorneys Defend Pro-Life Organization's Free Speech Right to Advertise in Public Form

Judge Issues Permanent Restraining Order Against City of Port Clinton, Forbidding Further DiscriminationTOLEDO, Ohio--Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have secured ...

May 07, 2002
Rutherford Institute Files Appeal on Behalf of New Jersey State Worker Fired for Sharing his Religious Beliefs

Attorneys Appeal to Third Circuit on Behalf of New Jersey Corrections Department EmployeePHILADELPHIA, Penn.--Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute filed an appeal yeste...

May 01, 2002
AT&T Broadband Fires Employee for Sticking to his Religious Beliefs

Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute File Suit in Federal Court on Behalf of Fired Employee's Right to Religious Accommodation in the WorkplaceDenver, Co.--Attorneys fo...

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