The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel and Vice President of Appellate Advocacy John Bursch, regarding a friend-of-the-court brief ADF attorneys filed Thursday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in Carter v. Southwest Airlines, in which a federal district court ordered in-house attorneys with Southwest Airlines to attend religious liberty training as part of a ruling in favor of a flight attendant whom the court determined the airline fired because of her religious beliefs:
“Alliance Defending Freedom is a nationally recognized and respected law firm that is well qualified to provide Title VII legal training about anti-religious discrimination in the workplace. ADF attorneys have a long history of litigating matters involving religious liberty rights that specifically involve Title VII. ADF attorneys have provided legal training in venues across the country that have been approved for continuing legal education credit, and they have provided legal training as part of the resolution of litigation in other First Amendment cases. Since 2011, ADF has represented parties in 15 victories at the U.S. Supreme Court and has played a prominent role in 74 Supreme Court victories over the last 30 years. ADF is well suited to provide comprehensive and professional legal training about the religious liberty requirements of Title VII.”
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.
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