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TRI In The News

As an organization at the forefront of the civil liberties and human rights issues of the day, The Rutherford Institute often garners a great deal of attention. In this section, you can find various media treatments of The Rutherford Institute’s work, including news articles and commentaries.

Recent Articles

May 27, 2019

A Lynchburg attorney with Charlottesville-based nonprofit The Rutherford Institute now is representing a Central Virginia Training Center resident whose father claims the state is seeking to undermine her First Amendment right to freely practice her religion. The Rutherford Institute, which gives legal aid in matters of constitutional rights, issued a statement Friday saying that Virginia is trying to “strip Alisha’s parents of their right to be consulted in her care.”

April 07, 2019

If you’re driving through Virginia, you don’t dare think about catching a few winks in your car if you get tired. That’s the warning from the civil rights experts at the Rutherford Institute, who say a new Roanoke County ordinance allows police to do warrantless searches and seizures on vehicles and their drivers. If they’re taking a nap.

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