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Street Preachers First Amendment Rights Defended in Court

By   /  January 28, 2017  /  Featured, Law  /  No Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WordNews.org) Jan. 28, 2017 – Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute appeared in U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to defend to street preachers who had been charged with refusing police orders to cease and desist from preaching without a permit. According to the institute, on June 26, 2012, Don Karns […]

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New legal ministry, National Center for Life and Liberty, launched

By   /  January 12, 2013  /  Featured  /  No Comments

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (WordNews.org) Jan. 12, 2013 – A new ministry called the National Center for Life and Liberty has opened with five centers focusing on issues such as life, church liberty and education. The center, started by attorney David Gibbs III, also focuses attention on advancing the United States and home school issues. It […]

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Court grants request to stop Texas school from expelling student for refusing to wear “smart ID” tracking badge

By   /  November 23, 2012  /  Law  /  No Comments

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (WordNews.org) Nov. 23, 2012 – A judge has granted The Rutherford Institute’s request for a temporary restraining order that stops a Texas school district from kickingout a student who objected to wearing a “smart” badge that tracks her whereabouts. The institute filed the petition against Northside independent School District in San Antonio.A […]

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Texas school wants students to wear RFID tracking devices

By   /  November 15, 2012  /  Law  /  No Comments

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (WordNews.org) Nov. 15 2012 — A Texas high school student is challenging the school’s requirement that she wear a name bad containing a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip. Andrea Hernandez, a sophomore at Jay High School in San Antonio says she has concerns about her religious freedom being violated by the Student […]

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Phoenix City Council throws cold water on ordinance

By   /  October 13, 2012  /  Featured, Law  /  No Comments

PHOENIX, Ariz. (WordNews.org) Oct. 13, 2012 — Phoenix City Council members struck down an ordinance that prohibited people from handing out free drinking water in public, which was viewed by some as a direct attack on a Christian who was handing out bottle water and sharing her faith. Dana Crow-Smith, a Christian, was assembled with […]

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Charges against street preacher dismissed

By   /  July 31, 2012  /  Featured  /  No Comments

HOLLY RIDGE, N.C. (WordNews.org) July 31, 2012 —  Charges against a street preacher who called on police to repent were dismissed by the District Attorney, according to the Rutherford Institute, a Christian law firm. Preachers Jesse Boyd and Ricky Springer had been preaching in a public park when police told the two to that their […]

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Reactions swift to Supreme Court’s decision upholding Obamacare

By   /  June 28, 2012  /  Featured, Law  /  1 Comment

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WordNews.org) June 28, 2012 – The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul today. Reactions among ministries were swift. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said the court “rewrote Obamacare and then upheld its constitutionality. This decision is monstrous and upends the constitutional limits on federal power. Ministries and conservative […]

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The Rutherford Institute turns 30

By   /  June 27, 2012  /  Law  /  No Comments

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.(WordNews.org) June 27, 2012 — The Rutherford Institute turns 30 on June 29. The institute, founded by constitutional attorney John Whitehead, is a civil liberties organization with lawyers across the country focused on defending the rights of individuals. The Rutherford Institute boasts winning cases at “virtually every court level in the land, including the […]

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