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Case no.Case captionGeneral explanation of the issueWhat did NDLS RLI do?Link?When filed?Which side did RLI support?Who won?Notes
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121-1405Smith v. WardCan a Muslim inmate grow a beard as long as he wants to?Filed an amicus brief in support of cert.Link6/6/22Smith (the Muslim inmate)Ward (petition denied cert.)Ward brief: "Smith is a convicted murderer serving a life sentence in a maximum-security prison [who] has been found guilty of attacking guards and other prisoners [and] hiding dangerous contraband."
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221-418Kennedy v. Bremerton School DistrictSchool prayer — coach praying before gamesAffiliated faculty filed amicus briefLink3/2/22Kennedy (the praying coach)Kennedy
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320-1800Shurtleff v. City of BostonFlying a Christian flag on City HallFiled an amicus briefLink11/22/21Shurtleff (the Christan flag side)Shurtleff
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421-145Gordon College v. DeWeese-BoydSectarian schools' exemption from certain lawsFiled an amicus brief on behalf of two Christian collegesLink9/2/21Gordon CollegeCert. denied, preserving victory for DeWeese-BoydFour justices, including Barrett, wrote dissent re: denying cert.; Barrett is godmother to daughter of counsel of record, Rick Garnett
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519-1392Dobbs v. Jackson Women's HealthAbortion and overturning Roe v. WadeAffiliated faculty filed amicus brief(s)Links to briefs in this linkSummer 2021DobbsDobbs
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620A90Agudath Israel of America v. CuomoState mandate on crowd size for religious gatherings during COVIDFiled an amicus brief on behalf of two Muslim organizationsLink11/17/20Agudath IsraelAgudath Israel, mostlyStephanie Barclay, counsel of record, introduced Justice Alito at July 21, 2022, RLI-sponsored speech in Rome
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