Religious Liberty

What is it?

Religious liberty is protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Religious liberty includes the ability to freely exercise one's religious beliefs, including preventing government actors from establishing religion.

What is the consequence?

When a state actor violates an individual's religious freedoms, that individual may seek:

  • An injunction (a court order designed to stop the civil rights violation)
  • Money for the injuries caused by the state actor
  • Punitive damages (relief designed to punish the state actor for the abuses)
  • Compensatory damages for emotional pain and suffering
  • Attorney fees (state actors pay when you prevail)