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First Liberty Institute Condemns Lawsuit Against Judge’s Courtroom Invocations

March 22, 2017 •

Plano, Texas – Yesterday evening, an activist group filed a lawsuit against Judge Wayne Mack over his practice of allowing volunteer chaplains to open his court sessions in prayer. “Judge Mack’s program is an excellent idea and a great way to serve the community,” Kelly Shackelford, President and CEO of

Government Claims First Amendment Protects Only the “Right to Choose a Religion”

Tenth Circuit hears case of woman threatened with arrest for praying in her own home; government defends police actions by arguing limited concept of First Amendment
March 21, 2017 •

Denver, Colo. – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit heard oral arguments in a case filed by Ms. Mary Anne Sause, a Catholic former nurse who was ordered by police officers to stop praying in her own home. In court briefings, government attorneys defended the police

Woman Threatened with Arrest for Praying in Her Own Home Has Day in Court

Tenth Circuit hears case in which government claims the First Amendment only protects the right to choose a religion
March 21, 2017 •

On March 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit will hear oral arguments in a case filed by Ms. Mary Anne Sause. Police ordered Sause, a Catholic former nurse, to stop praying in her own home. In defending the police officers’ actions, the government argued that the

Religious Liberty Law Firm Commends Air Force For Ignoring Complaint and Continuing Chaplain Prayers

March 20, 2017 •

Portsmouth, NH – The New Hampshire Air National Guard announced they will continue their tradition of including prayer during military ceremonies, despite receiving a letter from a special interest group demanding that they stop. First Liberty Institute attorneys and the Chaplain Alliance praised the move.  “We’re very pleased to see the New Hampshire Air

First Liberty Launches TrumpNominee.com Analyzing Gorsuch’s Religious Freedom Record

March 20, 2017 •

Dallas, Texas – Today, as the Senate begins confirmation hearings on Judge Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, First Liberty Institute launches TrumpNominee.com analyzing Judge Gorsuch’s record on religious freedom. “After careful analysis of Judge Gorsuch’s opinions, I’m pleased to see that he has a strong and clear record of

Religious Liberty Law Firm: Chaplain Prayers Are Allowed on Military Base

After a special interest group demanded chaplains stop offering prayers on military base, First Liberty advises Air Force that the law allows chaplains to pray
March 14, 2017 •

Portsmouth, NH – Today, First Liberty Institute sent a letter to the commander of a New Hampshire Air Force base, advising him that federal law, military regulations, and the Constitution all allow prayer and Bible readings by chaplains at military events. On February 6, a special interest group sent a