Rutherford Issues


The Rutherford Institue has emerged as one of the nation's leading advocates of civil liberties and human rights, litigating in the courts and education the public on a wide spectrum of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States and around the world.

  • Free Speech


    The Rutherford Institute responds to hundreds of complaints of free speech violations each year and we provide literature for all who are interested in understanding their First Amendment rights.

  • Religious Freedom


    Whether at work, in the public square, in prison, or in the classroom, The Rutherford Institute fights to ensure that your fundamental right to exercise your religion is respected and unabridged.

  • Search & Seizure


    Whether it be invasive drug testing, weapons searches, unauthorized, surveillance, or intrusive school polices, The Rutherford Institute is dedicated to preserving our individual right to privacy.

  • Zero Tolerance


    The Rutherford Institute is devoted to the ideal of freedom and common sense, defending the constitutional rights of school-aged children punished for violating unreasonable zero tolerance rules in schools.

  • Right to Life


    The Rutherford Institute defends the sanctity of life in both the born and unborn.

  • Parents Rights


    The Rutherford Institute defends the constitutional right of parents to direct and control the upbringing and education of their children.

  • Other Issues


    The Rutherford Institute fights to secure basic freedoms that are fundamental to all people regardless of ethnicity, religion, or nationality.