7 Presidents Who Championed Religious Liberty

Many U.S. Presidents made religious freedom a priority, but here are seven who stand out as making crucial advances at pivotal moments. We honor them on President’s Day.
February 17, 2017 •

For most of American history, if your job title was “President of the United States,” then securing free exercise of religion was part of your job description. But who did it best? Here are some candidates for “Champions of Religious Liberty” from the annals of the U.S. presidents. Here is

SUPREME RARITY: U.S. Supreme Court Receives Unusual Number of Briefs in Support of Marine ‘Bible Verse’ Case

Several high-profile individuals, military and advocacy groups took a stand for former U.S. Marine Monifa Sterling this week by submitting “friend-of-the-court briefs” asking the Supreme Court to take its first military religious freedom case in 30 years.
February 17, 2017 •

Religious freedom for military members could be further protected — or severely inhibited — in the coming months, and it all depends on the U.S. Supreme Court. In December, First Liberty Institute asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case of Monifa Sterling, a U.S. Marine who was convicted

Members of Congress, Retired Military Generals and Others Ask Supreme Court to Take Sterling Case

February 14, 2017 •

Washington – In an unusual occurrence in Supreme Court practice, seven parties have filed amicus briefs with the Supreme Court at the cert stage, asking the Court to take the case of Sterling v. United States. “It’s rare for a Supreme Court case to receive a single amicus brief at

President Trump Should Sign the Comprehensive Executive Order on Religious Liberty—with No Compromises

President Trump is considering a religious freedom Executive Order that provides broad religious freedom protections. However, special interests are seeking to derail, delay, or water down the order. Here’s why we should tell him: “Sign the ENTIRE Religious Freedom Order.”
February 10, 2017 •

Last week, an executive order was leaked to the media that seeks to provide broad religious exemptions for all Americans. This executive order promotes personal liberty by continuing to preserve religious freedom for individuals, for churches and houses of worship, for schools, for employers and businesses, and for faith-based non-profit

Georgia Pays Almost a Quarter-of-a-Million Dollars to Victim of Religious Discrimination

State of Georgia pays $225,000 to First Liberty client Dr. Eric Walsh to settle major workplace discrimination lawsuit.
February 10, 2017 •

On Wednesday, First Liberty Institute announced the settlement of a major lawsuit over workplace religious rights, vindicating our client, Dr. Eric Walsh. The State of Georgia agreed to pay $225,000 to settle Dr. Walsh’s religious discrimination lawsuit. “I am pleased this trial finally ended,” Dr. Eric Walsh said. “It’s been

Georgia Pays Almost a Quarter of a Million Dollars to End Pastor’s Lawsuit

State of Georgia pays Dr. Eric Walsh $225,000 to settle religious discrimination lawsuit
February 9, 2017 •

Atlanta, Ga. – Today, First Liberty Institute announces they reached a settlement agreement between the State of Georgia and First Liberty’s client, Dr. Eric Walsh. The State of Georgia agreed to pay $225,000 to settle Dr. Walsh’s religious discrimination lawsuit. “I am grateful this trial has finally ended,” Dr. Eric