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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 […]

U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Constitutionality of Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial

November 2, 2018 • Press Releases

Attorneys with First Liberty Institute represent The American Legion in defense of “gravestone” to 49-men from Prince George’s County, Maryland WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Supreme Court of the United States announced that it has accepted the appeal of The American Legion et al. v. American Humanist Association et al. The American […]

Kentucky School District Breaking the Law, Says National Legal Organization

October 26, 2018 • Press Releases

Members of Fellowship of Christian Athletes Prevented from Meeting, Promoting Events Like Other Student Groups at School Elizabethtown, Kentucky—First Liberty Institute this week sent a letter to the Hardin County (KY) School District demanding that it adopt policies protecting the civil rights of its Fellowship of Christian Athletes (“FCA”) student […]

KAVANAUGH CONFIRMED! Kelly Shackelford comments on Senate’s confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh

October 6, 2018 • Press Releases

WASHINGTON D.C. | Late this afternoon the United States Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. The following statement in response to the appointment may be attributed to Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO and General Counsel for First Liberty Institute: “As a law firm dedicated to […]

Anchorage Equal Rights Commission Backs Down, Drops Charges Against Local Law Firm, Attorney

October 2, 2018 • Press Releases

First Liberty Institute contended commission violated the firm’s first amendment rights, denied attorneys ability to vigorously defend their client Anchorage, AK—Attorneys with First Liberty Institute and the law firm Brena, Bell & Clarkson, P.C. (“BBC”) today announced that it had reached a settlement resulting in the withdrawal of charges brought […]

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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.