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Prominent Religious Liberty Law Firm and Think Tank File Friend-of-the-Court Brief Supporting Archdiocese of Washington Against WMATA’s Religious Discrimination

Brief argues that banning ads from a religious viewpoint violates the Constitution
December 1, 2017 • Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC—First Liberty Institute and the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC), represented by Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, filed a friend-of-the-court brief today in federal court supporting the Archdiocese of Washington’s complaint against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). When WMATA refused to allow advertisements depicting images of shepherds

High School Student’s Fight for Religious Freedom Secures Victory for Future Students

School district apologizes, says it will no longer censor religious references in student-prepared graduation remarks
November 30, 2017 • Press Releases

BEAVER, PA, November 30, 2017—Almost six months after First Liberty Institute sent a letter to the Beaver Area School District (BASD) regarding the district’s religious censorship of high school senior Moriah Bridge’s graduation remarks, BASD has changed course. BASD has enacted a new policy explicitly stating the expressions of students

Church Told Flyers Are Too Religious, Barred from Sharing Community Events Information with Students

Attorneys say school district is unlawfully discriminating against religious speech
November 29, 2017 • Press Releases

YERINGTON, NV—Today, attorneys with First Liberty Institute and Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin, P.C. (“Lipson Neilson”) sent a letter to the Lyon County School District in Yerington, Nevada demanding the school district allow its client, Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley, to participate equally in the school’s community flyer distribution program and

First Liberty Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Review Case of Woman Ordered by Police to Stop Praying in Her Home  

Attorneys say police should have known their actions violated the First Amendment
November 20, 2017 • Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Friday, attorneys for First Liberty Institute and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP filed a petition for certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court in Sause v. Bauer on behalf of their client, Mary Anne Sause. Read the petition here. The petition asks the Supreme Court to reverse the appellate

Attack on Bible Curriculum Thrown Out of Court

First Liberty Institute attorneys say school district committed to following the law
November 14, 2017 • Press Releases

PRINCETON, WV—Today, a federal district court dismissed a challenge to the Bible curriculum offered in Mercer County Schools. First Liberty Institute, the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, and Brewster, Morhous, Cameron, Caruth, Moore, Kersey & Stafford, PLLC, represent Mercer County Schools. The following may be attributed to Hiram

Grandfather Prohibited from Reading the Bible Out Loud on a Public Sidewalk

First Liberty attorneys say city law enforced against client is unconstitutional
November 14, 2017 • Press Releases

    SWEETWATER, Tenn.—Today, First Liberty and the Center for Religious Expression (CRE) sent a demand letter to the City of Sweetwater, Tennessee on behalf of their client, Paul Johnson. The letter asks the city to stop using a twenty-five-year-old city ordinance to prohibit Johnson from reading the Bible on