On September 7, 2017, attorneys with First Liberty Institute filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of their clients, Aaron and Melissa Klein. The amicus brief was filed in support of Jack Phillips, the petitioner in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission,
This week, First Liberty Institute officially launched the 2017 edition of UNDENIABLE: The Survey of Hostility to Religion in America. Copies of the 2017 edition are being delivered to President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and all members of Congress. On Tuesday, First Liberty held a national media conference.
IRVINE, CA—Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected yet another effort by activists to prevent Chabad of Irvine, an Orthodox Jewish synagogue represented by First Liberty Institute, from exercising its faith through a historic Jewish ritual that takes place before Yom Kippur. The Court issued an
Plano, Texas—This week, First Liberty Institute announced the release of Undeniable: The Survey of Hostility to Religion in America (2017 Edition). Including over 1,400 cases of domestic attacks on religious liberty, Undeniable documents an unprecedented 133 percent increase in American religious hostility over the past five years. “The American people
Watch Kelly Shackelford explain what this ruling means for America On Wednesday, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that the Board of Commissioners themselves in Jackson County, Michigan may open meetings with invocations. The decision—in which First Liberty represented commissioners of Jackson County,
CINCINNATI, Ohio—The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit sitting en banc affirmed the decision of a federal district court judge and ruled today that the Board of Commissioners in Jackson County, Michigan—represented by First Liberty Institute—may open its meetings with invocations. The commissioners offer invocations on a