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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.

Donna Dunbar Case

Donna Dunbar

March 6, 2018

Condominium Board of Directors bans religion from premises

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Melissa and Aaron Klein Case

Kleins

March 2, 2018

State of Oregon makes bakers pay $135,000 for operating bakery according to their faith

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Bladensburg

March 1, 2018

Federal Court of Appeals orders removal of 90-year-old Veterans Memorial

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Paul Johnson Case

Paul Johnson

December 11, 2017

No city should have a total ban on religious speech on a public sidewalk. City officials are tasked with upholding the First Amendment, not issuing “permission slips” for public speech.

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Government officials tell Mary Anne Sause to stop praying in her own home.

Mary Anne Sause

November 20, 2017

Government officials tell Mary Anne Sause to stop praying in her own home.

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John Brooks case

John Brooks

October 26, 2017

Employees have a right to live according to their religious beliefs both on and off the job. John Brooks, a firefighter and paramedic in Utica, New York, just wants to be treated like every other firefighter in his department.

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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.