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FIRST ROUND PICKS: First Liberty Attorney’s Name Top Football Cases of 2018

April 21, 2018

With the NFL Draft just a week away, First Liberty attorneys name their #1 overall top cases for those who fight to live out their faith in football. Beginning April 26, just down the road in Arlington, Texas, the NFL will conduct its annual draft. Each of the league’s 32 […]

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editorial on how a radical group is attacking a sacred military tradition honoring POW/MIA’s with POW Remembrance Tables.

Leave POW Remembrance Tables Alone

April 21, 2018

First Liberty attorneys Hiram Sasser and Mike Berry publish a recent editorial on how a radical group is attacking a sacred military tradition honoring POW/MIA’s. This article was originally published in The Washington Examiner on April 17, 2018. Last week, our law firm, First Liberty Institute, filed a lawsuit on behalf […]

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First Liberty Editorial: 4 Common First Amendment Myths

4 Common First Amendment Myths

April 20, 2018

There’s an old saying among lawyers: “If you don’t have the facts, pound the law. If you don’t have the law, pound the facts. If you have neither, pound the table.” In a world driven by social media and sound bites, we are constantly bombarded by claims of factual or […]

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News editorial: The Forgotten Triangle of Freedom?

The Forgotten Triangle of Freedom?

April 20, 2018

If you were asked what the most important moment in American history was, what do you think you would say? The Battle of Yorktown? The end of World War II? There is a moment in our history that is largely overlooked by history teachers today: At the end of the […]

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Toras Chaim Red Tape

Burdensome Regulations Victimize Orthodox Jewish Community

April 13, 2018

City officials’ unreasonable use of regulations could force a small, Orthodox Jewish congregation to shut down. Oh, the burden of bureaucracy… For nearly five years, Congregation Toras Chaim (CTC) – a small, Orthodox Jewish congregation in the diverse city of Dallas – has had to jump through hoops and endless […]

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Thomas Jefferson’s "Wall of Separation between Church and State"

Why the Left Is Wrong About Thomas Jefferson’s ‘Wall of Separation Between Church and State’

April 13, 2018

First Liberty’s Director of Community Relations, Lathan Watts discusses how atheist opponents have distorted Jefferson’s legacy on religious freedom. The original version of this article was published in The Daily Signal on April 12, 2018. April 13 marks the 275th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. A renaissance man with a […]

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Dear Coach Kennedy,

I would like to say thank you. Your dedication to your faith and your commitment to the positive education of our youth is truly admirable. I am deeply grateful for your military service and for taking a courageous stance in protecting religious liberty rights for teachers and administrators.

If our First Amendment protects a player’s right to kneel in protest, it certainly protects your right to kneel in prayer.

I was shocked to learn that Bremerton High School suspended you after denying your request to continue your wholesome practice of giving thanks after football games.

The Bremerton School District’s actions violate the law and send the wrong message to coaches, young people, our communities, and our nation — a message of hostility to religious freedom and intolerance toward personal religious expression.

Please know that you are not alone in this difficult time — I support you and First Liberty as you continue to fight for religious freedom! Our schools need more coaches like you, our country needs more citizens like you, and our world needs more people like you.