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Dramatic Shifts in the Federal Courts | First Liberty

Right Now, President Trump’s Judicial Appointees Are Causing 3 Dramatic Shifts in the Federal Courts

February 21, 2020

In this special feature, our team of experts take a look forward to what the overall makeup of the judiciary could be if the U.S. Senate moves to fill all remaining federal vacancies. Learn how the record pace of confirmations is leading to 3 major transformations of the federal judiciary that will have an impact for an entire generation.

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Back to the Constitution | First Liberty

Majority of Pro-Religious Freedom Judges Could Bring Lasting Change to 2nd Circuit Court

January 24, 2020

After last year’s record-breaking judicial confirmations, the president could be on his way to appointing a 200th federal judge in 2020. Learn why originalist judges are key to achieving victory in circuit courts where First Liberty is fighting critical religious freedom cases.

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Lawrence VanDyke | First Liberty

U.S. Senate Gives the Perfect Religious Liberty Gift by Confirming a 50th Circuit Judge

December 20, 2019

Former First Liberty network attorney, Lawrence VanDyke, was recently confirmed for a lifetime federal judgeship at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Learn why this is yet another historic achievement that will help reclaim religious freedom for next 30 or even 40 years.

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A Church's Right to Choose | First Liberty

Will the Supreme Court Uphold the Church’s Right to Choose?

December 13, 2019

The Ninth Circuit recently ruled that courts have the authority to interfere in the church’s affairs, including who religious institutions select as their priests, rabbis and ministers. Now, the Supreme Court has an opportunity to definitively rule that the decision on ministry should be between a church and its members, not that of the government.

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Two Federal Courts Flipped | First Liberty

Two Federal Appeals Courts Flipped to Have a Majority of Conservative-Appointed Judges

November 22, 2019

Last week, the President’s administration hit yet another turning point in the confirmation of excellent, originalist nominees. In this feature, learn why the record pace of confirmations is turning out to be a game-changer for religious freedom across the federal judiciary.

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ABA Attacks VanDyke | First Liberty

The ABA’s Letter Attacking Judicial Nominee Lawrence VanDyke is Disgraceful

November 15, 2019

The ABA’s treatment of my friend and former FLI volunteer network attorney, Lawrence VanDyke, shows a distinct lack of integrity in their process. The ABA has only hurt itself with this biased and personal attack against a brilliant lawyer, one who will make a great judge and be a faithful protector of religious freedom in the Ninth Circuit.

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