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The Washington Examiner

It’s not controversial: Bible literacy classes are legal

February 6, 2019 • In the News

By: Hiram Sasser, General Counsel for First Liberty Institute President Trump recently tweeted, “Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!” As usual, a tweet from the President brings with it greater public interest in the topic. While […]

The Daily Signal

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Coach Kennedy’s Religious Freedom Case. Here’s Why There’s Still Hope.

February 5, 2019 • In the News

By: Mike Berry, Deputy General Counsel and Director of Military Affairs for First Liberty Institute The Supreme Court decided last week to not review the case of Joe Kennedy, a Washington state football coach who was fired for praying with his players. But the game isn’t over yet. We have reason to […]

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The Left’s Collateral Damage

February 5, 2019 • In the News

By: Rabbi Yaakov Menken and Lathan Watts, Director of Legal Communications for First Liberty Institute Modern armed forces must contend with that which is euphemized as “collateral damage.” Every military is expected to do its utmost to reduce harm to innocent civilians and is condemned if it is negligent in this regard. […]

Fox News

Supreme Court keeps praying coach on the sidelines. I’m one of his attorneys and here’s what’s next

January 29, 2019 • In the News

By: Jeremy Dys, Deputy General Counsel for First Liberty Institute In what is perhaps the most perplexing intrusion upon the religious liberty of a football coach in modern memory, the Bremerton School District in Washington state fired Coach Joe Kennedy for taking a knee after the game in 15 seconds worth of […]

Townhall

2019 Could Be a Historic Year for the Constitution’s Religion Clauses

January 16, 2019 • In the News

By: Stephanie Taub, Senior Counsel for First Liberty Institute Legal experts John Yoo and James Phillips have recently argued that 2019 could be a historic year of precedent-setting Supreme Court cases because this is the first time since 1936 that the Court has had a consistent conservative majority. This Court could return […]

The Daily Signal

Democratic Senators Are Getting Way Too Comfortable With Religious Tests

January 14, 2019 • In the News

By: Lathan Watts, Director of Community Relations for First Liberty Institute This new year will quickly reveal to the American people whether some Democrats in Washington have resolved to abandon their overused—and unconstitutional—religious test for office. Two Democrats in the Senate, Sens. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Kamala Harris of California, recently […]

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