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First Liberty Honors Jones Day Partner Christopher DiPompeo with Prestigious Religious Liberty Award

August 28, 2019

News Release
For Immediate Release: 8.28.19
Contact: Lacey McNiel,
Cell: 972-989-2403, Direct: 972-941-4453

Award recognizing champion of religious liberty presented at The American Legion National Convention

Indianapolis, IN–First Liberty Institute today awarded Jones Day partner Christopher DiPompeo with its prestigious Philip B. Onderdonk, Jr. Religious Liberty Award.  The award presentation was made at The American Legion 101st Annual National Convention in Indianapolis.

Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO, and Chief Counsel to First Liberty Institute said:

“Our American Legion victory at the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year was a tremendous win for religious liberty in this country.  It is only fitting that we honor with this year’s Onderdonk Award our co-lead counsel for this great victory, Chris DiPompeo.  Freedom-loving people everywhere, and especially our military veterans, owe Chris a great debt for his unwavering dedication to this case and the unyielding excellence of his work.  Well done!”

The Phillip B. Onderdonk, Jr. Religious Liberty Award, named after The American Legion’s long-time National Judge Advocate, is an annual award that honors a hero who, like its namesake, has proven to be a champion of religious liberty.

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