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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 Puts Apple Valley School District on Notice, Demands It Protect The First Amendment Rights of Its Students

Freedom Xput the Apple Valley Unified School District on notice this week, telling them that teachers at Desert Knolls Elementary School must stop discriminating against Christian students trying to ...
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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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Building Tomorrow's Losers

Parents generally want their children to aspire to leadership roles in life. But not Mary and Jon Frudden. In 2012, they sued Roy Gomm Elementary School in Reno, Nevada, for compelling their ...
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Gays vs. Judges: The War on Freedom of Association

FreedomX board member Paul A. Hoffman published an article on the front page of the Los Angeles Daily Journal today critical of the California Supreme Court's Ethics Committee's proposal ...
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The ACLU's Mad Cross Syndrome

Almost a decade ago, Los Angeles County removed a tiny cross from its official seal. The ACLU had threatened a lawsuit if the county refused its demand to remove the cross image. In a 3 to 2 vote, ...
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Freedom X Brief Supports Hobby Lobby, Conestoga in Obamacare Challenge

FreedomX today filed a "friend of the court" amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court challenging the Third Circuit Court of Appeal's decision upholding Obamacare (the ...
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LA County Restores Cross to its Seal!

Los Angeles County voted yesterday to restore a cross to its official government seal. Freedom X president and CEO William J. Becker, Jr., sued the county in 2004 when the cross was removed from its ...
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Becker on Fox News: American Flag T-Shirt Case

LOS ANGELES – William J. Becker, Jr., president of Freedom X, was interviewed today (October 18, 2013) on the Fox News program America's Newsroom. Becker appeared on the program to discuss ...
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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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Becker Radio Appearance with Dobson, Perkins

On Monday, July 1, 2013, I will appear as a guest on Dr. James Dobson's radio program, "Family Talk," to discuss the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding same sex marriage. After ...
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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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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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Free Speech vs. Sound of Silence

A senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times quotes me today in his opinion piece appearing in that newspaper. You can read it here.
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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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