JANUARY 11, 2022 - Tonight U.S. District Court Judge Janet Arterton dismissed the lawsuit filed by We The Patriots USA, Inc.; CT Freedom Alliance, LLC; and three parents of Connecticut schoolchildren, challenging the law passed by the state legislature and Governor Ned Lamont last April, which repealed the religious exemption to immunizations required for school attendance in Connecticut. Read the decision here.
To be clear, we expected this outcome. We have said from the very start that we believe strongly that this case will be won at the United States Supreme Court, not in the District Court, or at the Second Circuit. We will swiftly file an appeal to the Second Circuit, but even if we prevail there, the State will appeal to the United States Supreme Court, and we are confident the case will be heard there. Quite frankly, that's where we want the case to land, so that when we emerge victorious (as we fully expect we will), a new day will dawn in this country, when no state anywhere will ever be able to deny a child an education on the basis of the child's sincerely held religious beliefs.
We will of course keep you updated as to all of the latest developments, here as well as on our website. Never lose faith. This battle has not been lost!