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Appellate Court Prohibits Legislative Meetings from Opening with Invocation by Government Officials

July 14, 2017 • Press Releases

RICHMOND, VA—Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided 10-5 to prohibit First Liberty Institute clients, Rowan County, NC, Commissioners, from opening commission meetings with an invocation by government officials. This decision comes three years after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that legislative […]

First Liberty Institute Condemns Lawsuit Against Judge’s Courtroom Invocations

March 22, 2017 • Press Releases

Plano, Texas – Yesterday evening, an activist group filed a lawsuit against Judge Wayne Mack over his practice of allowing volunteer chaplains to open his court sessions in prayer. “Judge Mack’s program is an excellent idea and a great way to serve the community,” Kelly Shackelford, President and CEO of […]

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