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Does Your Religious Freedom Come from the Constitution?

If you said “Yes,” the Founding Fathers might not agree with you, according to a growing number of religious freedom advocates August 18, 2017

By: Stephanie N. Taub, Counsel 2017James Wilson Institute Fellows stand with Institute Founder and Director Professor Hadley Arkes. Stephanie Taub, Counsel at First Liberty, is in the first row, second from the left, next to Professor Arkes. Editor’s Note: Stephanie Taub, Counsel for First Liberty Institute and a graduate of

Untwisting “Separation of Church and State”

History shows that America’s founders sought to separate the church and state as institutions, not separate religion from society. July 20, 2017

If you ask many Americans what guarantees are included in the First Amendment, there’s a good chance you’ll hear “the separation of church and state.” We usually hear this phrase—or the First Amendment’s ban on national religious establishments—as justification for why legislative invocations, veterans memorials that contain traditional imagery and

127 More Doors for the Constitution and Religious Liberty?

The Trump administration has much more work ahead reshaping the federal courts, and First Liberty will offer vital analysis. April 21, 2017

Following in the footsteps of some of America’s finest intellects—from John Jay, to Joseph Story, to Antonin Scalia—Neil Gorsuch donned a black robe on April 7, 2017, joining eight other justices on a lifetime appointed bench to the nation’s highest Court. The Supreme Court vacancy, after the passing of the

Government Tries to Redefine First Amendment in Major Federal Prayer Case

Attorneys with First Liberty Argue in Court for Woman Ordered Not to Pray in Her Home March 25, 2017

Oral arguments took place March 21 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on behalf of First Liberty client Mary Anne Sause of Louisburg, Kansas. Ms. Sause was ordered by police to stop praying in her own home. Her lawsuit was rejected by a federal district