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Victory in Apple Valley!

In a victory for free speech and religious liberty, a California school district has admitted two of its teachers violated the First Amendment rights of two Christian students by ordering them to stop ...
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Bill Becker appears on the Rick Amato Show

Freedom X President and CEO Bill Becker recently appeared on The Rick Amato Show to talk about the Constitutionality of the ObamaCare contraception mandate. The video below features Mr. Becker on the ...
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UPDATE: ADF & ACLJ File Briefs Supporting Freedom X's Petition to 9th Circuit in Patriotic T-shirt Case

As you know, Freedom X filed a Petition for En Ban review of the 9th Circuit's recent decision in a case testing the rights of students to express their patriotism in public schools. This week, we ...
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Bill Becker Discusses Gay Conversion Case on the Georgene Rice Show

Bill Becker was interviewed on the Georgene Rice show about Freedom X's amicus brief in support of the petition for certiorari in the Pickup v. Brown case. In Pickup, the Ninth Circuit Court of ...
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Freedom X Files Petition to Have Full Ninth Circuit Rehear Ruling on American Flag T-Shirt Case

Freedom X yesterday filed a petition with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to have a full panel of circuit judges reconsider whether school authorities discriminated against three students at Live ...
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Freedom X Files Brief in Support of David Pickup in Sexual Orientation Change Efforts Suit Against California

Freedom X today filed a "friend of the court" brief with the United States Supreme Court challenging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal's decision upholding California's ban on gay ...
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Mark Levin talks about Bill Becker and the Ninth Circuit's ruling against students wearing patriotic t-shirts

On Friday, February 28, 2014, radio host Mark Levin spent over five minutes discussing the Freedom X case involving students being banned from wearing patriotic American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo ...
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Bill Becker interviewed on "The Bottom Line" radio show with Roger Marsh about the Ninth Circuit's ruling against patriotic t-shirts

Bill Becker, president and CEO of Freedom X, discussed the recent ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals against students wearing American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo with Roger Marsh on his ...
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VIDEO: Bill Becker goes On the Record

Freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction… On Friday, February 28, 2014, Bill Becker, president and CEO of Freedom X, appeared on The Fox News Channel's "On the ...
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Freedom X's Becker "On the Record" with Greta van Susteren

William J. Becker, Jr., president and CEO of Freedom X, recently appeared on the Fox News Channel's "On the Record" with Greta Van Susteren. You can view the segment here. Becker ...
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Tis the Season

It's that time of year again. Time to celebrate the glorious birth of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace. As we await action by the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on the appeal Freedom X filed ...
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9th Circuit Denies Nativity Motion

LOS ANGELES - The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today issued an order denying a request by supporters of a controversial Nativity display to be allowed to exhibit unattended winter displays in a ...
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Nativity Group Files Motion with the 9th Circuit

Freedom X filed a motion seeking to allow unattended Nativity Scenes to be erected in Santa Monica's Palisades Park pending resolution of the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee's appeal to ...
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Nativity Opening Brief Filed Today

Today, Freedom X filed its Opening Brief in an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to restore the decades-old tradition of exhibiting Nativity scenes in the City of ...
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The JPL Case

David Coppedge has been writing the story of the JPL intelligent design discrimination case in installments on a new website. This is a great place to see how an employer goes about disenfranchising ...
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Response to Final Decision in Coppedge v. JPL

LOS ANGELES - William J. Becker, Jr. of Freedom X issued the following statement in response to the judgment issued today in David Coppedge vs. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Los Angeles Case No. BC ...
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Coppedge vs. JPL: Justice Delayed = Justice Denied?

A quick status update on the case of David Coppedge vs. Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The employment discrimination case began in March 2009, when David was told to stop pushing his religion on ...
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Santa Monica Nativity Group Files Appeal in 9th Circuit

LOS ANGELES - Attorneys for a group responsible for exhibiting a 14-booth tableaux of Nativity scenes in Santa Monica, CA, every year is appealing a federal court decision dismissing the case. A ...
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Doonesbury on Nativity Scene Controversy

Gary Trudeau decided to use his Doonesbury comic strip to mock Christians over the Christmas holiday by summarizing the leftist and atheist position against the display of Nativity scenes on public ...
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My Washington Times Op-Ed Piece on the Nativity Case

My op-ed piece appears in today's print edition of the Washington Times newspaper: In Santa Monica, Calif., city leaders earlier this year pulled the plug on a 59-year-old community celebration of ...
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In the News: The Nativity Case

The LA Times did yet another story today on the Nativity decision, reporting that my client found an alternative location on private property. Here an excerpt: William J. Becker Jr., an attorney for ...
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Nativity Case: A Good Summary of the Issue

Matt Brown of the Deseret News wrote an excellent piece on the Nativity loss yesterday: After more than a half century, Santa Monica Nativity display at Palisades Park is no more. Click here to read ...
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Judge Orders Nativity Case DISMISSED!

As we predicted, United States District Court Judge Audrey B. Collins has dismissed the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes case. Her order arrived moments ago. Additionally, Judge Collins has vacated the ...
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Nativity Scenes: Case Dismissed?

On Monday (December 3, 2012), we will be back in U.S. District Court opposing the City of Santa Monica's Motion to Dismiss the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes lawsuit. A copy of our opposition to the ...
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In the News:The City that Hates Free Speech and Religious Freedom

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Audrey B. Collins denied the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee's Motion for a Preliminary Injunction. It means that for the first time in 60 years, the Nativity ...
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