NEW YORK, NEW YORK (May 21, 2020) — In a victory for common sense and the rights of churches to safely exercise their constitutional rights in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York State has conceded that churches may hold drive-in worship services.

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE (May 20, 2020) — Taking issue with the manner in which state governments have subjected churches to more strident COVID-19 restrictions while allowing exceptions for big-box shopping stores, liquor stores, and guns shops, The Rutherford Institute is asking a federal court to ensure that churches are not being unfairly d

WASHINGTON DC (May 8, 2020) — In refusing to strike down an overly-broad law criminalizing pro-immigration speech, the US Supreme Court has paved the way for the government to punish anyone engaging in so-called “anti-government” speech that encourages resistance to tyranny through civil disobedience.

At no time in the history of this nation has the government (federal or state) ever attempted to impose such onerous restrictions on the rights of religious individuals as we are seeing play out in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

WASHINGTON DC (April 7, 2020) — In an 8-1 ruling that empowers police to carry out dubious traffic stops and paves the way for further abuses of law enforcement’s “blank-check policing” privileges, the US Supreme Court has upheld the police practice of stopping and questioning drivers if their cars are registered to unlicensed owners, i