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COURT WATCH: Get the Latest on Judge Nominations with First Liberty’s Interactive Map!

Federal judges have immense power. Who will rule America? December 2, 2017

First Liberty has prepared an ongoing interactive map to help Americans understand and easily track the status of the federal judicial nominations that will impact their lives so profoundly. Federal judges, including the U.S. Supreme Court, hold immense power over our lives and America’s future. How a judge interprets the Constitution

First Liberty Institute Asks Congress to Protect Hurricane-Devastated Churches

House and Senate bills would correct unfair discrimination that prevents FEMA assistance to crippled churches. November 20, 2017

Attorneys with First Liberty Institute sent letters to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan supporting the House and Senate Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Acts of 2017. In the upper chamber, Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO), Ted Cruz (R-TX), John Cornyn (R-TX), and James Lankford (R-OK), sponsored

Pilgrims painting

Pilgrims, Patrick Henry…and You

Today we walk in the footsteps of pilgrims and patriots from the past—and in the presence of heroes in the here-and-now. And this Thanksgiving weekend, you might be one of those heroes. Read why. November 20, 2017

“Give me liberty or give me death!” was the challenge issued by founder Patrick Henry to his fellow Virginians at the dawn of the American Revolution. But in that phrase he spoke for Americans of all eras and all regions—from the Pilgrims of 1620’s New England to our day, in

Tennessee City Prohibits Grandfather from Reading Bible Aloud in Public

First Liberty and the Center for Religious Expression send demand letter seeking change to unconstitutional city ordinance November 16, 2017

Paul Johnson, a Tennessee grandfather who enjoys sharing his faith, was peaceably reading his Bible out loud on a public sidewalk during a town festival. As he read, he was confronted by multiple police officers, threatened with arrest, and told he needed a permit to read the Bible out loud

VICTORY: Maine School District Acknowledges Right of Employee to Say, “I Will Pray for You”

Augusta School Department recognizes the First Amendment right of Toni Richardson, previously threatened with termination for offering to pray for a colleague. November 16, 2017

Last week,  the Augusta, Maine School Department acknowledged Toni Richardson’s First Amendment right to privately discuss faith in conversations with coworkers. This acknowledgment came in an updated memorandum. Richardson, a First Liberty Institute client and special education employee, had been reprimanded for telling a coworker—who at the time attended the

First Liberty Spreads Awareness of Efforts to Destroy Veterans Memorials

“Don’t Tear Me Down” campaign, launched for Veterans Day, seeks public support for efforts to defend memorials. November 10, 2017

REMEMBER VETERANS DAY, NOVEMBER 11 On the week we observe Veterans Day, First Liberty Institute launched a campaign—Don’t Tear Me Down—to honor our veterans and spread awareness of efforts by humanists to deface or remove veterans memorials around the country. The immediate attack on such memorials revolves around a lawsuit