SEATTLE, Wash.—Attorneys for First Liberty Institute today filed a petition on behalf of their client, football coach Joe Kennedy, requesting an en banc rehearing of Coach Kennedy’s case by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. If granted, eleven active Ninth Circuit judges—including the chief judge—would hear Coach
LOS ANGELES, California—On the eve of the Jewish High Holy Days, attorneys with First Liberty Institute obtained assurances from attorneys representing animal rights activists that Orthodox Jews practicing kaporos will not be physically assaulted and placed under “private persons arrest.” Such assurances come a week after activists filed APRL v.
HOUSTON, Texas—Today, First Liberty Institute sent a letter to the White House asking the Trump Administration to end a discriminatory FEMA directive that makes churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or other houses of worship in Texas and Florida ineligible for FEMA relief following recent devastating hurricanes. “This is a discriminatory policy
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,
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.
IRVINE, CA—Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected yet another effort by activists to prevent Chabad of Irvine, an Orthodox Jewish synagogue represented by First Liberty Institute, from exercising its faith through a historic Jewish ritual that takes place before Yom Kippur. The Court issued an