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First Liberty Cases

First Liberty is the largest non-profit legal firm in America solely dedicated to defending and protecting our most important civil liberty: religious freedom.

For over two decades, First Liberty has been at the forefront of some of the nation’s most critical cases, representing people of all faiths across four key areas: the U.S. military, schools, houses of worship and the public arena, including the workplace.

Currently, First Liberty is fighting a record number of cases that are headed toward the U.S. Supreme Court. Every victory that First Liberty achieves at the Supreme Court has a profound impact on the religious freedom of veterans, teachers, students, legislators, private business owners and private citizens – all who are taking a courageous stand to fight for their First Amendment rights.

Click on the links below to learn more about First Liberty’s cases and clients.

First Liberty will continue to defend the religious rights of Orthodox Jewish Communities.

Agudath Israel of America

March 14, 2018

Another Orthodox Jewish community attacked by special interest group

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Archdiocese of Washington v. Washington Metro Area Transit Authority

January 25, 2018

Washington DC transit authorities ban Archdiocese religious ads from public buses

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Churches Impacted by Harvey and Irma receive FEMA aid.

Churches Impacted by Harvey and Irma

January 3, 2018

Trump administration ends policy prohibiting houses of worship from receiving FEMA aid after receiving letter from First Liberty.

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Calvary Chapel Case

Calvary Chapel

November 28, 2017

Church told it cannot share community event information with students because flyers are too religious

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Cornerstone Church by the Bay Case

Cornerstone Church by the Bay

November 25, 2017

Bayview, Texas bans church from operating on its own property.

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Insight for Living Ministries Case

Insight for Living Ministries

October 31, 2017

Under the HHS Mandate, Insight for Living Ministries could be forced to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs or pay penalties of $100 per day per employee.

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Dear Coach Kennedy,

I would like to say thank you. Your dedication to your faith and your commitment to the positive education of our youth is truly admirable. I am deeply grateful for your military service and for taking a courageous stance in protecting religious liberty rights for teachers and administrators.

If our First Amendment protects a player’s right to kneel in protest, it certainly protects your right to kneel in prayer.

I was shocked to learn that Bremerton High School suspended you after denying your request to continue your wholesome practice of giving thanks after football games.

The Bremerton School District’s actions violate the law and send the wrong message to coaches, young people, our communities, and our nation — a message of hostility to religious freedom and intolerance toward personal religious expression.

Please know that you are not alone in this difficult time — I support you and First Liberty as you continue to fight for religious freedom! Our schools need more coaches like you, our country needs more citizens like you, and our world needs more people like you.