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On the Front Lines

4/7/2009
New to Oldspeak: Frank Schaeffer Talks Candidly with John W. Whitehead About the Legacy of the Christian Right & Its Impact on Politics Today
OldSpeak, an online publication of The Rutherford Institute, hosts a provocative discussion between Frank Schaeffer, the son of Christian evangelist Francis Schaeffer and author of Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back, and John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute.

4/1/2009
The Rutherford Institute Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Students from Overzealous Strip Searches in Public Schools
The Rutherford Institute, in conjunction with the Cato Institute and the Goldwater Institute's Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation, has filed a friend of the court brief with the United States Supreme Court in Safford Unif. Sch. Dist. # 1 v. Redding.

3/23/2009
Rutherford Institute to Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court on Behalf of High School Valedictorian Censored, Silenced for Referencing Christ
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed the First Amendment case of a high school valedictorian whose microphone was turned off after she began speaking about the importance of religion in her life during her graduation speech.

Spotlight on Key Cases
Brittany McComb
Brittany McCombA high school valedictorian fights for her right to speak of the role her Christian faith played in her success during her graduation speech.
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Hashmel Turner
A city councilman fights for his First Amendment rights after he is forbidden from praying "in Jesus' name" at council meetings.
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Marcus Borden
Brittany McCombA high school football coach fights for his right to bow his head and "take a knee" during pre-game student prayers.
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Kathryn Nurre
A student musician fights back after the woodwind ensemble she plays with is prohibited from performing an arrangement of “Ave Maria” at a high school graduation ceremony.
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