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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 […]

AISD: Austin Church May Continue to Rent School Facility for Services for Now

September 25, 2018 • Press Releases

Austin Independent School District agrees to the use of its facility by community organizations like the Austin church Austin, TX—Following assurances from the Austin Independent School District (AISD) that Celebration Church of Georgetown Texas may continue to rent its Mueller Performing Arts Center, First Liberty Institute, which, along with Texas […]

First Liberty Institute Honors Jewish Americans on Yom Kippur

September 18, 2018 • Press Releases

Religious Liberty firm is currently defending several Jewish rabbis and congregations from anti-religious discrimination Plano, TX–First Liberty Institute today released the following statement from Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO and Chief Counsel to First Liberty Institute: “From First Liberty Institute to our Jewish brothers and sisters, G’mar Chatimah Tovah. We are […]

Texas Supreme Court: Cheerleaders Win Again!

August 31, 2018 • Press Releases

Court rejects the Kountze ISD latest attack on cheerleader’s freedom to have Bible verses on run-through banners Austin, TX—The Texas Supreme Court today denied to hear the Kountze Independent School District’s appeal of an earlier decision protecting the right of cheerleaders in that district to have Bible verses on run-through […]

Religious Liberty Prevails: U.S. Army Official Clears Chaplain and Assistant of Outrageous “Dereliction of Duty” Charge

August 24, 2018 • Press Releases

General invalidates recommendations to punish chaplain who followed military regulations FT. BRAGG, NC—Today, the United States Army announced that it has rejected the findings of an investigation, and will abandon charges of “dereliction of duty” against First Liberty Institute clients Chaplain Scott Squires and Chaplain Assistant, SSG Kacie Griffin. An […]

First Liberty Logo - Restoring Religious Liberty for All Americans

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.