First Liberty is the largest non-profit legal firm in America solely dedicated to defending and protecting our most important civil liberty: religious freedom.
For over two decades, First Liberty has been at the forefront of some of the nation’s most critical cases, representing people of all faiths across four key areas: the U.S. military, schools, houses of worship and the public arena, including the workplace.
Currently, First Liberty is fighting a record number of cases that are headed toward the U.S. Supreme Court. Every victory that First Liberty achieves at the Supreme Court has a profound impact on the religious freedom of veterans, teachers, students, legislators, private business owners and private citizens – all who are taking a courageous stand to fight for their First Amendment rights.
Click on the links below to learn more about First Liberty’s cases and clients.
May 22, 2018
High school senior instructed to censor graduation remarks.
March 2, 2018
State of Oregon makes bakers pay $135,000 for operating bakery according to their faith
March 1, 2018
Federal Court of Appeals orders removal of 90-year-old Veterans Memorial
January 25, 2018
School district fires football Coach Joe Kennedy over prayer
January 20, 2018
Cheerleaders banned from painting scripture verses on cheer banners.
January 3, 2018
Trump administration ends policy prohibiting houses of worship from receiving FEMA aid after receiving letter from First Liberty.
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.