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VICTORY! Grandfather Can Read Bible Aloud in Public

Tennessee town reverses course after prohibiting Paul Johnson from peaceably reading Bible aloud in public during a town festival. December 22, 2017

The City of Sweetwater, Tennessee will let Paul Johnson freely express his faith—no permit required. Johnson is a Tennessee grandfather who enjoys sharing his faith. Earlier this year, city police threatened him with arrest if he did not stop reading his Bible aloud in public without a permit during a

CONFIRMED! First Liberty Volunteer Attorney Appointed as Federal Appeals Judge

As 2017 closes, the U.S. Senate breaks an all-time record by confirming religious liberty champion Jim Ho to a seat on the federal judiciary December 16, 2017

First Liberty Institute is proud to announce that James C. Ho, one of its top former volunteer attorneys, has been confirmed to one of the nation’s highest judicial positions. On Thursday, the United States Senate voted and confirmed Ho to the U.S. Court of Appeals to the Fifth Circuit. Ho

Top 10 Religious Freedom Victories of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, First Liberty reviews the cases and victories that fundamentally impacted your religious liberty December 16, 2017

Americans have a reason to be hopeful and expectant as 2018 approaches. Over the past year, First Liberty has been on the front lines, making significant strides in the fight to protect religious freedom. In 2017, First Liberty’s victories inside – and outside – the courtroom impacted the lives of

Religious Ads Banned on Washington, D.C. Public Buses

DC public transit authorities ban religious holiday ads to prevent “civic unrest?” First Liberty steps in to support Archdiocese of Washington’s religious discrimination complaint. December 8, 2017

Is the Grinch running the Washington, D.C. transit system? That could be a fair question considering a recent ban on an uplifting holiday ad intended for buses. Last month, the Archdiocese of Washington commemorated 70 years since its original founding in 1947. However, their celebration turned sour when District of

VICTORY: Religious Liberty Restored for High School Students

First Liberty wins critical dispute against school district that censored high school senior’s graduation speech December 8, 2017

Restoring religious liberty in America’s schools is still within reach. Less than six months after sending a demand letter, First Liberty secured a resounding victory for Moriah Bridges, the high school senior whose graduation remarks were censored by school officials because they contained faith-based comments. As a result of Moriah

First Liberty Asks Supreme Court to Hear Prayer Case

First Liberty and Gibson Dunn petition Supreme Court for justice after woman ordered not to pray in home December 2, 2017

When government agents deny a citizen’s right to pray in the home, should they be shielded from liability by legal loopholes and technicalities? It’s a question the Supreme Court may have to answer in the near future. For Mary Anne Sause, the answer could bring long-awaited relief. In June, the