Air Force

First Liberty Institute Defends Local Rabbi From Religious Discrimination by Village of Airmont Officials

June 7, 2018 • Press Releases

Local Rabbi faces fine and jail time for praying with others in his own home Airmont, NY—At a hearing this afternoon in the Village of Airmont court, attorneys with First Liberty Institute will represent a local rabbi, Moishe Berger, who has been ticketed for hosting prayer meetings in his home. […]

First Liberty Celebrates Supreme Court Decision Protecting Free Exercise Rights of Business Owners

June 4, 2018 • Press Releases

Victory for Free Exercise should protect other business owners like First Liberty Institute clients Aaron and Melissa Klein Plano, Texas—First Liberty Institute today issued a statement regarding the United States Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. In a 7-2 decision, the justices upheld the free […]

First Liberty Institute Demands Illinois School Adopt Policy Protecting Student Religious Speech

May 23, 2018 • Press Releases

Recent High School Valedictorian Prevented from Referencing Faith During Graduation Ceremony Seeks Apology Colchester, Illinois — First Liberty Institute today sent a letter to the West Prairie School District demanding that it adopt policies protecting the First Amendment rights of students after school officials forced a student, Sam Blackledge, to […]

First Liberty Institute Prepared to Support Attorney General Rutledge in Ten Commandments Monument Suit

May 23, 2018 • Press Releases

Support of General Rutledge’s efforts follows attacks by Wisconsin activists Plano, Texas—First Liberty Institute today announced that it is prepared to support Attorney General Rutledge’s efforts to defend the Ten Commandments Monument erected on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol. Activists from the ACLU and others filed lawsuits challenging […]

Air Force chaplain allegedly denied new position after converting to Judaism

May 9, 2018 • In the News

Following weeks of discrimination, Air Force officials cite no lawful reason for denying position as an Orthodox Jewish Chaplain

Air Force Officer Denied Position as Chaplain Following Conversion to Judaism Seeks Reinstatement

May 8, 2018 • Press Releases

Following weeks of discrimination, Air Force officials cite no lawful reason for denying position as an Orthodox Jewish Chaplain Washington, DC—First Liberty Institute has sent a letter to U.S. Air Force officials demanding that they immediately reinstate First Liberty client, Air Force Chaplain Jeff Montanari.  First Liberty attorneys argue Air […]

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