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Religious Liberty Law Firm to New Hampshire VA Hospital: You’re Right, the Bible Donated by WWII Vet/POW Can Stay

March 6, 2019 • Press Releases

First Liberty Institute represents POW/MIA Group that Maintains Remembrance Table at Manchester, New Hampshire VA Medical Center Manchester, NH—First Liberty Institute today sent a letter to Manchester (NH) VA Medical Center (“MVAMC”) officials affirming their decision to display a Bible donated by a WWII veteran. The letter was sent by […]

First Liberty Institute’s Kelly Shackelford Statement on Today’s Supreme Court Oral Arguments in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association

February 27, 2019 • Press Releases

Washington, DC—The following statement may be attributed to Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO, and Chief Counsel to First Liberty Institute: “One hundred years ago, mothers who lost their sons in World War Ihttps://firstliberty.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=16894&action=edit#edit_timestamp chose to design a memorial resembling their sons’ gravestones – the Peace Cross. Tearing down this WWI Veterans […]

First Liberty Institute Files Final Brief on Behalf of The American Legion and the Bladensburg WWI Veterans Memorial at SCOTUS

February 14, 2019 • Press Releases

Oral arguments in term’s highest profile First Amendment case set for February 27 Washington, D.C.— Wednesday—just two weeks prior to oral argument—attorneys with First Liberty Institute and Jones Day, jointly representing The American Legion, filed their final brief before the Supreme Court of the United States in The American Legion, […]

HALFTIME: U.S. Supreme Court Declines First Opportunity to Review Decision Preventing Coach from Taking a Knee

January 22, 2019 • Press Releases

Justices explain that the Court needs more information in order to resolve the dispute over a coach’s silent 15-second, post-game prayer WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that, at this time, it is not going to review the appeal in the case Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, in which […]

North Texas School Officials Reverse Policy that Denied Students’ Right to Pray During Lunch

November 16, 2018 • Press Releases

Middle school students had been told to go behind curtain, outside, or in empty gym during lunch to pray for their fellow classmates and teachers Honey Grove, TX—After receiving a letter from First Liberty Institute, Honey Grove (TX) Independent School District officials reversed a decision that forced students praying together […]

New York Court of Appeals Protects Religious Liberty of Orthodox Jewish Congregations

November 14, 2018 • Press Releases

Albany, NY—The Court of Appeals of the State of New York today rejected demands by animal rights groups seeking to prevent Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City from participating in a millennia-old religious ritual known as Kaporos.  First Liberty Institute and the law firm Vinson & Elkins LLP filed […]

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