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Beyond Gorsuch: Trump has 1 judicial seat filled, 121 to go

The Hill
May 13, 2017 • First Liberty in the News

While President Trump has done well to fill the most prominent court seat in the nation, many are unaware that President Trump must fill many others that are currently open — 121, to be exact.

First Liberty Institute’s Statement on Fired Substitute Teacher’s Reinstatement

After almost 5 years, settlement in religious discrimination lawsuit makes Walt Tutka eligible to teach again
May 12, 2017 • Press Releases

May 12, 2017, Belvidere, NJ—After almost 5-years of litigation and negotiation, substitute teacher Walt Tutka has resolved his claim of religious discrimination against the Phillipsburg School District, allowing him to return to substitute teaching. The following statement may be attributed to Hiram Sasser, Deputy Chief Counsel to First Liberty Institute:

President Trump’s Order on Religious Liberty: Will it Truly Help?

A week after President Trump signed his executive order on religious freedom, First Liberty attorneys provide further analysis of its impact. Will the order truly advance the cause of freedom?
May 12, 2017 • News and Commentary

On Thursday, May 4—the National Day of Prayer—President Trump signed the Presidential Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty. A flurry of immediate reaction ensued from various points of view: Some thought it inadequate. Some outright denounced it (from differing sides of the ideological spectrum). Some gave unqualified praise.

Walt Tutka—Substitute Teacher Fired for Giving Bible—Reinstated to Job

Walt Tutka reinstated to job despite opposition of Americans United for Separation of Church and State in Bible incident
May 12, 2017 • News and Commentary

Effective this week, Walt Tutka was reinstated as a substitute teacher in New Jersey’s Phillipsburg School District. This comes from a settlement with the district after a long legal battle involving Tutka giving a Bible to a student who requested one. Tutka was fired by the school district in 2013

VICTORY! Teacher Fired for Giving Student Bible — Gets Job Back

Fox News
May 11, 2017 • First Liberty in the News

And we hope the Phillipsburg School District learned a very important lesson. It’s not nice to bully people of faith — and it’s also illegal.

Legacy Community Health Services Honors the Religious Liberty of Alexia Palma as Both Sides Settle Dispute

May 9, 2017 • Press Releases

First Liberty Institute announces that its client, Alexia Palma, and Legacy Community Health Services, have amicably resolved an employment dispute with a confidential settlement.