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Our Biggest Moments of Impact for Religious Liberty

There’s something about 30. As we celebrate Kelly Shackelford’s 30th anniversary of leading the fight for religious liberty, the recent victories, milestones and unprecedented opportunities in front of us right now will impact the next 40 to 50 years of religious freedom in America. Together, we’re witnessing history in the making—and we’re inviting you to be a part of it.

Join us as we count up The Biggest 30 moments of impact for religious liberty in America, and learn how you can help us continue to delivery victory.



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Judicial | First Liberty
3 Religious Liberty Cases to Watch as the Supreme Court Finishes Its Current Term
The U.S. Supreme Court will close its term in just two weeks. Here’s a recap of why this might be the biggest term of the last 30 years for religious freedom in America.
Judicial | First Liberty
With Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh on the Bench, is the U.S. Supreme Court Inclined to Overturn More Precedents?
The Supreme Court recently reversed a 40-year old precedent. Is this an indication that the Court could overturn other long-standing precedents? If so, it could mean good things for the future of religious liberty.
Judicial | First Liberty
How First Liberty Institute Impacts Supreme Court Victories Through Amicus Briefs
Amicus briefs are extremely influential when it comes to protecting religious freedom at the Supreme Court. Here are three examples of how our amicus briefs have influenced some of the most important religious freedom decisions in the last decade.
Community | First Liberty
James Madison: Mastermind of Religious Freedom
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Community | First Liberty
Religious Discrimination Doesn’t Fly: Federal & State Officials Open Investigations into San Antonio’s Decision to Exclude Chick-fil-A from Airport
First Liberty Institute urged U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to stop discrimination against faith-based businesses. Read how we continue to fight important battles for religious freedom outside the courtroom.
Judicial | First Liberty
More Flips in the Future? Find out Which 3 Appellate Courts the Trump Administration Could Flip Next
The President has already flipped one appellate court to have a majority of conservative appointed judges. Our experts took deeper look and found the three courts that could be next.
First Liberty | Meet Kelly Shackelford

Kelly Shackelford: 30 Years of Leading the Fight

“Everybody’s free to go do great things.”
If you’re around First Liberty for long, you’ll hear these words from Kelly Shackelford more than a few times. But to Kelly, this isn’t just an empty mantra. It’s the culmination of a lifelong mission, and a goal that still drives him forward to this day: the freedom to live out your faith.

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Moment of Impact #17: Confirmation of Conservative Judges
The Biggest 30 | First Liberty

As we count up The Biggest 30 moments of impact for religious liberty, we’re counting on you to help lead us to victory.