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.
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.
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.
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.
First Liberty’s President, CEO and Chief Counsel, Kelly Shackelford, gathered alongside various national leaders at the White House to discuss the state of judicial nominations.
During its past two terms, the Supreme Court issued a number of notable decisions that appear to have begun the process of restoring the Constitution’s promise of religious free exercise. The 2019-2020 term could determine whether the court’s shift toward textualism is real or temporary.