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Airman Files Complaint Against Military

August 22, 2013

IN THE MILITARY This week, First Liberty Institute filed a formal complaint with the military on behalf of our client, Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk, a 19-year veteran of the Air Force who was punished for his faith. The complaint letter, addressed to Monk’s commander, Major Elisa Valenzuela, was announced

First Liberty Secures Victory for Commissioners to Open Court Sessions in Prayer

October 7, 2016

On September 19, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that the Rowan County commissioners can continue to open their court sessions in prayer. In a 2-1 ruling, the court held that the district court erred in ruling the practice unconstitutional and reversed and remanded the

Federal Commission Intensifies Focus on Violations of Religious Freedom at Work

December 10, 2015

  Religious liberty concerns are among the top areas of focus for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to its annual Performance and Accountability Report released last month. Listing the statistics for fiscal year 2015, the EEOC’s report from November revealed that among a rising number of discrimination

High School Coach Says He Will Pray After the Game in Compliance With the Law

October 15, 2015

Tonight at Bremerton’s homecoming game, Coach Joe Kennedy, a Liberty Institute client, plans to personally pray at the 50-yard line following the game, as he has after every high school football game for seven years, despite the school district’s order that he stop. “The school district has no right to

City of Houston Tries to Steal Decades-Old Church—to Give the Land to a Business

August 7, 2015

Should the government be able to seize a church’s property and hand it over to some other business for raw economic gain and extra tax revenue?  The very notion seems heartless and un-American. Yet that is exactly what the City of Houston—the country’s 4thlargest city—is attempting to do to two

GAME ON: Liberty Institute and Craig James Sue Fox Sports for Unlawful Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

August 7, 2015

  “We just asked ourselves how Craig’s statements would play in our human resources department,” said a Fox Spokesman. “He couldn’t say those things here.” Yes, you can express your private religious beliefs outside the workplace—and not lose your job. That’s the contention of leading religious rights attorneys who sued one