Ward v. Polite

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Student Expelled for Adhering to Her Religious Beliefs and Admonishes University that “Tolerance Is a Two-Way Street.” (5/29/2020)

Client Story

Julea Ward

When Julea Ward walked into the room of professors from the counseling department, she hoped to find more tolerance than she’d received from her counseling supervisor at Eastern Michigan University. She was wrong. (4/19/2020)


Common Sense Is Refreshing: Tolerance Is A Two-Way Street

If you read this blog within the past few days, you already know that the Sixth Circuit issued a terrific decision for religious liberty in ADF's case on behalf of Julea Ward, a student Eastern Michigan University (EMU) expelled from its counseling program because of her religious beliefs. (4/23/2021)


A resounding, and lasting, victory for religious liberty on college campuses

Alliance Defending Freedom recently settled the lawsuit it brought on behalf of Julea Ward against Eastern Michigan University. (4/30/2020)


#TBT: Why One University Student Stuck to Her Beliefs No Matter What

If you asked then-high-school-teacher Julea Ward what prompted her to pursue a third master’s degree, she would say it was the conversations with her students. (9/2/2021)


Sixth Circuit Victory In Counseling Student Conscience Rights Case!!!

Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in ADF's case involving Julea Ward, a student Eastern Michigan University expelled from its graduate counseling program because of her religious beliefs. (5/3/2021)


Alliance Defending Freedom's Top University Victories of 2012

We have a lot to be thankful for this year at Alliance Defending Freedom as our clients prevailed time and again in cases across the country. (4/19/2020)


EMU learns that “Tolerance is a two-way street”: Victory in Ypsilanti

Last Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the religious freedom of Julea Ward, an Eastern Michigan University (EMU) counseling student who was booted from the program when the school moved the goal posts after she properly followed all the rules. (4/19/2020)


Distortions for Dollars

Lambda Legal, a homosexual agenda legal advocacy group, recently sent a solicitation letter that seriously distorts one of Alliance Defense Fund's public university cases in an attempt to drum up funding. (4/19/2020)


What Happens to Our Clients When Their Cases Are Over?

We revisited some of our past clients for the latest issue of Faith & Justice. Here’s where they are now and how their case impacted them. (5/4/2021)


A Disappointing Ruling in Michigan

Late yesterday afternoon we received word that the federal district court granted the university's motion for summary judgment dismissing Julea Ward's case against officials from Eastern Michigan University. (4/19/2020)


Arizona College Students No Longer Have To Choose Between Their Religious Convictions And Their Diplomas

Thanks to a bill recently signed into law by Arizona's governor, Jan Brewer, students enrolled in helping profession (counseling, social work, and psychology) programs at Arizona public universities will no longer have to choose between their religion and their degrees when they are assigned a client who seeks counseling that conflicts with their sincere religious beliefs. (4/29/2021)


Christian College Kids In Cultural Crossfire

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Peter Berkowitz, a political scientist at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, points out that our public universities are being politicized, and dominated by left-leaning professors and administrators. (4/19/2020)