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Jeff Mateer

Veterans vow to fight order to remove cross overlooking San Diego

Attorney Jeff Mateer said he hoped the U.S. Supreme Court, which last year declined to intervene in the 25-year legal battle, will step in now that there has been an order to dismantle the cross, and rule for his clients. "We are definitely appealing and are committed to preserving this ...

Supreme Court to consider religious prayer at government meetings

On the other side of the question, Jeff Mateer of the Texas-based Liberty Institute invokes free speech rights and hopes the court will reason that government has no business parsing the words of those who wish to pray in a public forum. "The government can't tell people what to pray," ...

Experts: 'Chicago-Style Thuggery' Used to Oppress Religious Liberties in Military

"It seems like today, the policy for Christians is 'don't ask, don't tell,'" said Jeff Mateer, general counsel at the religious freedom litigation group Liberty Institute. He described the case of Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk, which is the most recent entry in the report ...

Does Hobby Lobby have religious rights?

Jeff Mateer, senior counsel at the conservative Liberty Institute, said the question of a corporation’s religious rights is not a tough one. “If the court determines that they do not have that right, it’s really going to change 200 years of legal precedent where we have assumed that ...

Failed GOP candidate Craig James sues Fox Sports for religious discrimination over firing

“Fox Sports’ firing of Craig James because of his sincerely held religious beliefs concerning marriage, beliefs held by millions of Americans, constitutes religious discrimination that violates the law,” said attorney Jeff Mateer, of the Liberty Institute. “In order to avoid that claim...

At Values Voter Summit, Christians relay stories of religious repression

These kinds of violations of First Amendment protections and religious liberties are not isolated, said Jeff Mateer, general counsel of the Liberty Institute. In another Texas town, he said, school officials who had received a letter from a Wisconsin group called Freedom From Religion ...

Mount Soledad Cross To Be Purged from Veterans Memorial?????

They are represented by Allyson Ho, a partner at the powerhouse firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (Ted Cruz was a partner at that firm prior to his Senate election, and in fact Cruz and Ho were the co-chairs of the firm’s Supreme Court practice group), and Jeff Mateer and Hiram Sasser from ...

Solicitor General Says Latest Mt. Soledad Cross Ruling Is Wrong

Lawyer Jeff Mateer, general counsel of the Texas-based Liberty Institute, told City News Service that the case should go straight to the high court. "Going to the 9th Circuit at this time would be futile," Mateer said. However, the Solicitor General's filing said since a stay is ...

Liberty Institute Threatens To Sue VA Over Christmas Card Ban

In the letter, general counsel Jeff Mateer said the Texas teacher whose students wanted to cheer up wounded former military men and women in their town should be allowed to carry out her project – and Mateer gave the VA a deadline of Friday to avoid a lawsuit. "The messages on the ...

Liberty Institute Disappointed By Kountze School Board's Decision To Delay Lifting Of Unlawful Ban O...

KOUNTZE, Texas, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night Liberty Institute General Counsel Jeff Mateer asked the Kountze ISD Board to lift the ban on the cheerleaders' run-through banners with religious messages. Mateer was among 17 speakers—16 of whom supported lifting ...

Noted Theologians Stand Together To Oppose Government Censorship Of Public Prayer

Liberty Institute General Counsel Jeff Mateer said, "To protect religious liberty and freedom of conscience, the Court should reverse the decision in Galloway v. Town of Greece and reinforce the freedom to pray according to the dictates of conscience that is inherent in the Court's ...

Liberty Institute Joins Concerned Citizens To Provide Input At Kountze ISD Special...

Jeff Mateer, Liberty Institute's general counsel, has signed up to provide input on behalf of the Kountze ISD cheerleaders. On Friday, Liberty Institute submitted a written statement to the Board. To view the statement online, visit: https://www.libertyinstitute.org/document.doc?id=49 ...

Noted Theologians Unite To Oppose Government-Imposed Religious 'Neutrality' In Prayer

Liberty Institute General Counsel Jeff Mateer said, "There is a fundamental conflict among the appellate courts regarding the nature of religious liberty and the freedom to pray according to the dictates of conscience before legislative bodies. To resolve this conflict, the Supreme Court ...

Public School Bans Religious Visitors FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes

“Conway Public School District retained Liberty Institute to conduct an investigation of the issues regarding equal access for visitors to the school and make a report and recommendation to the District on or before February 12,” general counsel Jeff Mateer said. The practice of allowing ...

Liberty Institute Applauds Gov. Bryant And Mississippi Lawmakers For Passage Of Religious...

This law will ensure that Mississippians are able to fully live, learn, and do business according to their faith and without fear of harassment by their government," said Jeff Mateer, General Counsel of the Liberty Institute. "The new law provides added protection for churches and people ...

Liberty Institute: Fox Sports Now Claims It Lied To Media About Craig James'...

Regardless, Fox Sports is responsible," said Jeff Mateer, Liberty Institute General Counsel. In the complaint, James accuses Fox Sports of religious employment discrimination based in part on Fox's report to the media that he was terminated for comments made about his support for the ...

VA under fire after prohibiting school children from distributing religious Christmas cards

"While we are confident that these violations can and will be remedied without resorting to litigation, unless I hear from you (by Dec. 27) Liberty Institute will be forced to seek redress in federal court," Institute attorney Jeff Mateer wrote. The VA responded today with a letter ...

U.S. Defense blasted for spewing propaganda

Brent Bozell III of the Media Research Center, Thomas Fitton of Judicial Watch, Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy, Mathew Staver of Liberty Counsel, Jeff Mateer of Liberty Institute, Richard Thompson of the Thomas More Law Center, Gary McCaleb of Alliance Defending Freedom...

Civic prayer back before the high court

“Establishment Clause jurisprudence today is in shambles,” said Jeff Mateer of the Texas-based Liberty Institute. “This case presents the opportunity to the court to provide clarity.” ...

Incidents Of Hostility To Religion In America Nearly Double In Annual Survey

"Attacks on religious liberty are continuing to increase at alarming rates in the United States, both in frequency and the severity," said Liberty Institute General Counsel Jeff Mateer. "However, when those who value religious liberty stand up against these threats, we are successful in ...

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