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First Liberty Cases

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.

Sam Blackledge: Valedictorian at West Prairie High School in Illinois

Sam Blackledge

May 22, 2018

High school senior instructed to censor graduation remarks.

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Matthews v. Kountze ISD Case

Matthews v. Kountze ISD

January 20, 2018

Cheerleaders banned from painting scripture verses on cheer banners.

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High school senior instructed to censor graduation remarks

Moriah Bridges

November 30, 2017

High school senior instructed to censor graduation remarks.

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Cambridge Christian School Case

Cambridge Christian School

October 23, 2017

Government Refuses to Allow Christian Students to Pray Before Championship Football Game.

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High school censors “Jesus” from club sponsor’s logo

1st Choice Marine Logo

October 18, 2016

High school censors “Jesus” from club sponsor’s logo

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Liz Loverde Case

Liz Loverde

November 24, 2014

How Approval was Won for Liz Loverde and the “Dare to Believe” Christian Club.

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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.