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City BANS CHURCH from Outreach to Kids . . . on Its Own Property!

February 6, 2015

First Liberty Institute steps in to defend youth outreach of Auburn, New York, congregation   At a hearing this past Wednesday, February 4, 2015, First Liberty Institute, along with our volunteer attorneys, argued for the religious liberty rights of First Presbyterian Church of Auburn, New York. In July 2014, the

VICTORY! Judge Rules Orthodox Jews Have Right to Peaceful Worship in Private Home

February 6, 2015

First Liberty Institute defeats yet another threat to houses of worship   First Liberty Institute Senior Counsel Justin Butterfield, Rabbi Yaakov Rich, and First Liberty Institute General Counsel Jeff Mateer expressed gratitude outside the courthouse after the judge’s ruling. On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, First Liberty Institute won another victory

WE SALUTE YOU! First Liberty Institute Celebrates SMSgt Phillip Monk’s Retirement

January 29, 2015

We’re honored to have helped our client achieve victory over religious discrimination . . . and congratulate him for 20 years served in the U.S. Air Force     Last week, First First Liberty Institute was honored to participate in our client Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk’s retirement from the

PRESSURE! Member of Congress Demands Answers from Army about Punished Chaplain

January 29, 2015

Army on defensive after punishing chaplain for including religion during suicide prevention training   Last week, Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) sent a sharply-worded letter to the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence Deputy Commander, Brigadier General John F. King, at Fort Benning, Georgia regarding the Army’s violation of First Liberty

PUNCH BACK! Federal Government to Appeal Preliminary Injunction Granted to Insight for Living Ministries

January 22, 2015

First Liberty Institute continues fight against the HHS Abortion Pill Mandate on behalf of IFLM, as well as for CMA colleges and retirement communities in Florida federal court   Last week, the U.S. government submitted a notice of appeal of a federal district court’s decision to grant a preliminary injunction

“Don’t Tear Me Down” Project Helps Cities and Towns Defend Monuments and Veterans Memorials

January 22, 2015

Matching Grant doubles all online gifts given by January 31 to help save public displays of our national religious heritage   Today, like never before, cities and towns across our nation are being threatened with lawsuits from anti-religion legal bullies.  Organizations like the ACLU, Freedom From Religion Foundation and American