Is President Donald Trump keeping his religious liberty promises? That’s what First Liberty Institute is evaluating as the new president approaches his first milestone — his 100th day in office on Saturday, April 29th. During the campaign, Trump promised to actively defend religious freedom. President Trump’s actions so far reveal
Are zoning laws that discriminate against religious institutions unconstitutional? Yes—that’s what attorneys with First Liberty said in court Wednesday during an important religious freedom battle. Genoa Township, Michigan is using zoning laws to exclude a Christian school from operating on a church’s property. Such discrimination harms the students who depend
Following in the footsteps of some of America’s finest intellects—from John Jay, to Joseph Story, to Antonin Scalia—Neil Gorsuch donned a black robe on April 7, 2017, joining eight other justices on a lifetime appointed bench to the nation’s highest Court. The Supreme Court vacancy, after the passing of the
It’s easy to think about battles for religious freedom as strictly courtroom affairs. But when religious freedom is attacked, it has painfully real consequences in the lives of everyday Americans—honest, hardworking folks just like you. And those consequences take their toll long before courtroom arguments begin. Supreme Court Justice Samuel
A Supreme Court Justice issued a rare and stark warning recently about the state of religious liberty in America. Speaking to a group of Catholic lawyers in March, Justice Samuel Alito said that “a wind is picking up that is hostile to those with traditional moral beliefs” based on faith.
Mercer County, located in West Virginia, provides an elective, optional class about the Bible in nineteen of its public elementary, intermediate, and middle schools. On January 23, a lawsuit was filed against Mercer County Schools, claiming that the voluntary class on the Bible is unconstitutional. First Liberty Institute represents Mercer