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First Liberty Submits Brief in Baker’s Supreme Court Case

To Court: Don’t compel Colorado cake artist to communicate approval of event that violates his religious belief. September 15, 2017

On September 7, 2017, attorneys with First Liberty Institute filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of their clients, Aaron and Melissa Klein. The amicus brief was filed in support of Jack Phillips, the petitioner in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission,

First Liberty Officially Releases 2017 edition of UNDENIABLE—Delivered to President, Congress

Annual survey of hostility to religion finds over 1,400 incidents, a 15% increase in the last year and 133% increase over five years. September 15, 2017

This week, First Liberty Institute officially launched the 2017 edition of UNDENIABLE: The Survey of Hostility to Religion in America. Copies of the 2017 edition are being delivered to President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and all members of Congress. On Tuesday, First Liberty held a national media conference.

Federal Appeals Court: County Meetings May Open with Invocation

First Liberty represented Michigan county commissioners in major win. September 8, 2017

  Watch Kelly Shackelford explain what this ruling means for America   On Wednesday, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that the Board of Commissioners themselves in Jackson County, Michigan may open meetings with invocations. The decision—in which First Liberty represented commissioners of Jackson County,

The Making of the First Amendment: Religious Freedom’s Crowning Legal Achievement

Discover the history behind the First Amendment and why George Washington called religious freedom “a policy worthy of imitation.” September 1, 2017

Editor’s Note: The First Amendment guarantees of freedom of religion and speech are coming under increased pressure today, as seen in numerous cases in which First Liberty Institute and others defending religious freedom are involved. In this environment, it is crucial that more citizens know the history and significance of

Court Rules Against Coach Kennedy. Is “Prayer the New Pornography?”

First Liberty disappointed with federal appellate court’s dangerous ruling against Coach Joe Kennedy; vows to fight decision. August 31, 2017

“Banning all coaches from praying silently in public just because they can be seen is wrong,” First Liberty President and CEO Kelly Shackelford stated in a press release. “This is not the America contemplated by our Constitution,” said Shackelford, after three federal judges upheld a school’s prayer ban against Coach

All 50 State Constitutions Mention God or Use Religious References, Pew Research Finds

Findings help debunk “separation of church and state” and can point to the need to protect religious liberty in the public square. August 25, 2017

Despite America’s size and diversity, an analysis by Pew Research Center has found something that all 50 states have in common: a state constitution that contains one or more references to God or the divine. Pew discovered that references to God or the divine occur almost 200 times among the