On February 27, our legal team appeared before the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court to present oral argument in defense of the Bladensburg WWI Veterans Memorial.
Washington, DC—The following statement may be attributed to Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO, and Chief Counsel to First Liberty Institute: “One hundred years ago, mothers who lost their sons in World War Ihttps://firstliberty.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=16894&action=edit#edit_timestamp chose to design a memorial resembling their sons’ gravestones – the Peace Cross. Tearing down this WWI Veterans […]
By: Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO and Chief Counsel for First Liberty Institute As many gathered around a Christmas tree last week, attorneys representing thousands of Americans were busy putting the finishing touches on friend-of-the-court briefs in support of the Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial. The “Peace Cross,” as local residents call […]
By: Kelly Shackelford, First Liberty Institute President and CEO. Although the Supreme Court’s recent Masterpiece Cakeshop decision reinforced the principle that government must not be hostile towards religion, it left many American business owners with more questions than answers, especially about cases where art, expression, and speech intersect with daily […]