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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
The Biggest Week: Two Major Supreme Court Victories That Will Usher A New Era Of Religious Liberty
In my 30 years defending religious liberty I’ve witnessed and been a part of major victories and to the cause of our first freedom. But it is no exaggeration to say that the next week could be the biggest and most momentous of my entire career.
Judicial | First Liberty
A Major Win For Religious Freedom: Matthew Kacsmaryk Confirmed As U.S. District Judge in Texas
On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Confirmed former First Liberty Deputy General Counsel Matthew Kacsmaryk, who was nominated by President Trump in 2017 based upon his distinguished track record.
Community | First Liberty
Texas Governor Fights for Chick-fil-A, Signs New Law to Combat Religious Discrimination
By signing a bill to “save Chick-fil-A” from being banned over its charitable donations, Gov. Greg Abbott made it clear that Texas won’t tolerate religious discrimination.
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
Shocking: Constitutional Law Often Doesn’t Focus on the Actual Constitution, Which Means America Needs More Originalist Judges
Too often, courts rely on case law, not the text and original meaning of the Constitution itself. But with a wave of judicial nominees likely to rule based on the principles of originalism, the tide could be starting to turn.
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.
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 #26: Fighting for students being silenced for living out their faith at school
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.