Washington, D.C.—Today, attorneys with First Liberty Institute held an on-the-record meeting with officials from the executive agencies tasked with reviewing rules related to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate following President Trump’s Executive Order from May 4, 2017, entitled, “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty.” During the meeting, First Liberty […]
May 31, 2017—After litigating for nearly three years, First Liberty Institute’s religious ministry clients look to receive relief from the crippling penalties imposed by the HHS contraceptive mandate found in “Obamacare,” thanks to new administrative rules drafted by the Trump administration to protect the conscience of religious ministries nationwide and […]
American history is rife with examples of conscientious objectors whose right to religious freedom was respected, even if it conflicted with governmental interests. The Little Sisters of the Poor deserve the same respect, and all Americans who value religious liberty have the duty to stand with them. Read full article »
On the eve of oral arguments for Zubik v. Burwell (more commonly known as the Little Sisters of the Poor case), CR’s Nate Madden say down with Kelly Shackleford, President of First Liberty Institute (FLI) to talk about the details of the case, as well as its place in a broader scheme of threats to religious liberty in the United States.
Dozens of amicus briefs have been filed in support of the Little Sisters of the Poor and the other religious nonprofits who are challenging the legality of the Obama administration’s so-called “accommodation” on its HHS contraceptive mandate. Read full article »