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First Liberty Institute Praises Attorneys General Paxton, Landry, and Fitch for Brief Urging Federal Court to Protect Religious Freedom of Faith-Based Groups 

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August 21, 2020

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For Immediate Release: 8.21.20
Contact: Lacey McNiel, media@firstliberty.org
Direct: 972-941-4453

First Liberty Institute Praises Attorneys General Paxton, Landry, and Fitch for Brief Urging Federal Court to Protect Religious Freedom of Religious Groups 

Plano, TX—Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, and Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in a major religious liberty case involving the right of religious organizations to decide matters of church governance and leadership.

First Liberty Institute’s Executive General Counsel Hiram Sasser released the following statement:

“The courts have left no doubt that religious denominations have the freedom to choose who is best suited to lead their organizations and fulfill their religious missions. We are grateful to Attorney General Paxton for his leadership and to Attorneys General Fitch and Landry for joining in the defense of this important religious liberty doctrine.”

You can read the brief here.

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