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    Court Rebukes Obama Administration’s “Trust Us” Revision of the HHS Mandate

    The influential D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a short procedural order rebuking the Obama Administration in a lawsuit that was filed by Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey College. The two religiously affiliated organizations had challenged the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) anti-conscience mandate that requires them … More

    Not-So-Safe Harbor: Court Allows Archdiocese's HHS Mandate Challenge to Proceed

    For the first time, a federal court has permitted a Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate challenge by a religious nonprofit organization to go forward. A federal district court rejected the federal government’s motion to dismiss the Archdiocese of New York’s challenge to the HHS anti-conscience mandate. The U.S. District … More

    Judge Grants Injunction Against HHS Mandate for Bible Publisher

    Late last week, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a preliminary injunction temporarily halting enforcement of the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate against Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., as the lawsuit continues. This is the third such injunction issued against the mandate to date and the … More

    Morning Bell: The President's Top 5 Immediate Problems

    Now that President Obama will never face re-election again, it is time for the campaigning to end. Perpetual political rhetoric and promises do not matter any more. Action—and leadership—are sorely needed on pressing issues that threaten the United States. America’s people are under threats to their livelihoods, their protection, and … More

    Anti-Conscience Mandate Halted Against Second Family-Owned Business

    A second federal district court has granted a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of Obamacare’s conscience-crushing contraception mandate. Late Wednesday, Michigan Federal District Court Judge Robert H. Cleland ruled in favor of family-owned lawn and supply store Weingartz Supply Company and its owner, Daniel Weingartz. Colorado District Court Judge John L. … More

    A Frightful Halloween for Religious Liberty

    There’s something frightful brewing in courtrooms across the country this week. In federal courts today and tomorrow, the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) will be arguing against the right of two business owners and one Christian college to operate and serve in accordance with their deeply held beliefs. As … More

    The Contraception Misconception

    The contraception debate in a nutshell: There is no contraception debate. No one—neither Republicans nor the more than 100 individuals and organizations suing over the HHS mandate—is calling for a ban on contraception. Governor Romney has said that “with regards to contraceptives, of course, Republicans, and myself in particular, recognize … More

    Morning Bell: Heritage Experts React to Vice Presidential Debate

    Vice President Biden and Representative Paul Ryan squared off last night for a spirited and intense 90-minute debate at Centre College in Danville, KY. Topics ranged from foreign to domestic, touching on serious issues that Heritage policy experts grapple with every day. While many commentators were critiquing style, a team … More

    Plaintiffs Against the HHS Mandate Reach More Than 100 Strong

    The number of plaintiffs that have joined legal challenges to Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate reached over 100 this week. On Tuesday, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed suit on behalf of East Texas Baptist University and Houston Baptist University, adding two more Protestant institutions to the legal fray and helping … More

    A Debate on Religious Liberty in America (VIDEO)

    Religious freedom is one of the core principles on which America’s system of government is founded, with a historical groundwork that predates the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The First Amendment to the Constitution states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting … More