By: Stephanie Taub, First Liberty Institute Senior Counsel. Originally published on The Washington Times on June 14, 2018. Seven justices of the U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission was unconstitutionally biased against the religious beliefs of Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop. This holding […]
A Supreme Court ruling handed down earlier this week not only means a lot for a Colorado baker, but possibly for a couple of former bakery owners in Oregon as well. In a 7-2 ruling Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court said the Colorado Civil Rights Commission violated Masterpiece Cakeshop owner […]
Sam Blackledge, co-valedictorian of the 2018 graduating class of West Prairie High School in Illinois, was told just hours before his graduation speech that he had to either censor all references to his faith or not give his address at all. “They said they didn’t want to make it a religious […]
By Ken Klukowski, Senior Counsel and Director of Strategic Affairs at First Liberty. Originally published on The Hill on June 8, 2018. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) protects people of faith. Democrats in the House and Senate are pushing the Do Not Harm Act that would strip away the rights of millions […]
Mere minutes before Sam Blackledge should have given his valedictory address in front of his loved ones and classmates May 19, the principal of West Prairie High School in Sciota, Illinois took him aside. Blackledge, 18, was presented with a terrible choice: censor his speech, removing any religious references, or […]
By: Hiram Sasser, First Liberty Institute Senior Counsel. Originally published on the Washington Examiner on May 18, 2018. The Bladensburg World War I veterans memorial is more than a monument. It’s a gravestone for 49 men and boys who died in defense of our freedom on European soil. The mothers […]
To The American Legion:
As a grateful citizen, I support your effort to honor those who have fallen in battle and to keep the Bladensburg WWI Veterans Memorial standing as a visible reminder of valor, sacrifice, endurance, and devotion.
Veterans memorials like the one in Bladensburg, MD are symbols reminding us of the sacrifice of our service members and the cost of war. Tearing down the Bladensburg Memorial would erase the memory of the 49 fallen heroes of Prince George’s County—like they never even existed.
We cannot allow the Bladensburg Memorial to be bulldozed.
Please know that you have my support and backing in your petition to the U.S. Supreme Court.✖