military religious freedom

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 […]

The Supreme Court Must Restore Religious Liberty to Military Members

National Review
August 24, 2016 • In the News

A lower court prohibited a Marine from taping up a Bible verse in her own workspace. Read full article »

Military’s highest court denies Marine’s religious liberty claim

August 11, 2016 • In the News

In a decision likely to influence how the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) applies to military service members, the military’s highest court upheld the conviction of a U.S. Marine court-martialed for disobeying an order to remove three Bible passages she posted around her workplace. Read full article »

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