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First Liberty Urges Dallas City Officials to Protect Religious Liberty of Small Jewish Congregation

April 17, 2018 • Press Releases

Decision on parking regulations for a congregation that does not drive on the Sabbath anticipated Tuesday by Dallas Board of Adjustment   Dallas, Texas—First Liberty Institute and its network attorneys at Winston & Strawn, LLP, today urged city officials on the Dallas Board of Adjustment to grant Congregation Toras Chaim […]

Col. Bohannon case

Army Chaplain Asks to be Spared from Career-Ending Punishment for Religious Beliefs

April 17, 2018 • Press Releases

Chaplain faces reprimand for following Army rules, religious tenets   WASHINGTON, DC—First Liberty Institute today sent a letter to the U.S. Army urging it to reverse an investigator’s decision and recommendation that First Liberty client, Army Chaplain Scott Squires, be disciplined for following both Army regulations and the religious tenets of […]

First Liberty Urges Court to Protect Tradition of Religious Symbolism

April 5, 2018 • Press Releases

Philadelphia, PA—First Liberty Institute and attorney Cory Liu today filed a friend-of-the-court brief at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in the case of Freedom From Religion Foundation v. County of Lehigh. Recently, a federal district court reluctantly declared the seal and flag of Lehigh County unconstitutional […]

Col. Bohannon case

Secretary of the Air Force Restores Career of Decorated Air Force Colonel Punished for Religious Beliefs

April 5, 2018 • Press Releases

Washington, D.C.— After receiving First Liberty Institute’s appeal, as well as correspondence from Members of Congress, the Secretary of the Air Force today announced that it reversed the unfavorable decision of an Air Force Equal Opportunity investigator against decorated Air Force Colonel Leland Bohannon, clearing his name, and fully restoring […]

First Liberty Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Air Force Officials for Assault at Retirement Ceremony

April 2, 2018 • Press Releases

Washington, D.C.— First Liberty Institute and attorneys with Kirkland and Ellis filed a lawsuit this evening with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of Oscar Rodriguez, Jr. and Charles “Chuck” Roberson alleging that Air Force officials violated the religious liberty of both Rodriguez and […]

First Liberty Urges Court to Reject Attack on Invocations

March 27, 2018 • Press Releases

Montgomery County, TX—Today, First Liberty Institute and attorneys with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in defense of opening justice court with an invocation. The case stems from a lawsuit against Montgomery County, Texas in […]

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.