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APPEALED: Prayer Ban on Private Christian High School Football Team

Florida School Fights Prohibited Prayer at Championship Game October 27, 2017

Cambridge players, parents, and fans praying together after a regular season game in 2015. Should private religious expression that takes place on public property be redefined as “public speech”—then restricted or even banned on the grounds of “separation of church and state”? That’s one of the questions springing from the

Will Supreme Court Hear First Liberty’s Appeal of ACLU Anti-Prayer Victory?

Circuit split between federal appellate courts creates need for Supreme Court to clarify the law. October 27, 2017

Last week, on Thursday, October 12, First Liberty Institute, who has had the privilege to partner with David Gibbs III at the National Center for Life and Liberty and our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom in representing Rowan County, North Carolina, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling

The Little-Known History of American Religious Freedom

From the time of the Roman Empire to the British Empire, seeds were planted that would contribute to religious liberty in America. October 20, 2017

America is known for being a land of religious freedom. Many Americans—and in fact, many people around the world—know that the United States provides strong constitutional protections that guarantee the “free exercise” of religious faith. But where did religious freedom come from? The answer goes back farther in history than

“Shocking and Wrong”: Federal Court Orders Removal of 90-Year-Old Veterans Memorial

Decision could trigger the removal and destruction of memorials across America. October 20, 2017

On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit declared unconstitutional the historic, cross-shaped Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial in Maryland. A three-judge panel of the Court ruled that the 90-year-old war memorial violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The law

Religious Freedom is Deep in America’s Roots

Though easily overlooked, religious freedom was a grassroots movement even before the Bill of Rights. Why would we want to abandon that heritage? October 13, 2017

Editor’s Note: The effort to defend and restore religious freedom for all Americans requires that more citizens know how religious liberty became so ingrained in our society and law. In this article, First Liberty writer Catherine Frappier shines a spotlight on key events in our history of freedom. When you

First Liberty Praises New White House Actions Protecting People of Faith

Trump Administration Announces Two Bold Policy Moves in Favor of Religious Freedom October 13, 2017

The Trump administration has announced two significant directives that will protect the religious liberty of all Americans—critical protections that will immediately benefit First Liberty Institute’s clients and aid many others. SHELTER FROM CONTRACEPTION MANDATE First, thanks to a new interim final rule announced by the Trump administration, clients of First