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Supreme Irony by Kelly Shackelford

March 2, 2018

In Supreme Irony, adapted form his 2013 lecture given in the chamber of the U.S. Supreme Court, noted constitutional attorney and First Liberty President and CEO Kelly Shackelford explains both the drama and law behind the U.S. Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines, and its significance for religious liberty. […]

A Time To Stand 2016

February 11, 2016

America is entering a period that renowned attorney Kelly Shackelford calls “a tipping point.” In this period, your religious freedom will either be saved or lost. The decisive battles will be fought in courtrooms. Yet the most important “soldiers” are not lawyers, but everyday people of faith who make the […]

Legal Glossary

January 28, 2016
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Action- A general term that may refer to any number of legal options available to a client.  For example, “We will consider taking legal action in this matter.” Adjudication- The decision or resolution of a legal controversy by one with authority to do so. Affidavit- A declaration of facts confirmed—usually […]

Undeniable: The Survey of Hostility to Religion in America

January 27, 2016

Your most basic rights are being threatened. This threat is embodied in the rising tide of institutional hostility to the free exercise of religion in America. And it is occurring despite the fact that America’s Founders established religious freedom as the foundation for all other freedoms; the first liberty identified […]

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.