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First Liberty Institute Attorneys Meet with Executive Agency on Draft HHS Contraceptive Mandate Rule

Attorneys hope meeting with the Office of Management and Budget will help resolve years of litigation
July 24, 2017 • Press Releases

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 […]

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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 […]

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California State Court Rejects Attack on Millennia-Old Orthodox Jewish Ceremony

Decision protects California synagogue against challenges to its religious exercise by those who disagree with its religious practices
June 23, 2017 • Press Releases

Santa Ana, CA – On Friday, June 23, a California state court rejected an activist organization’s challenge to an ancient religious ceremony practiced by a small Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Irvine, California. The challenge to the synagogue, represented by First Liberty Institute, could have threatened the religious practices of every […]

Supreme Court Declines to Review Case of Marine Court- Martialed Over Bible Verse

Military court’s decision below deals huge blow to religious freedom in the Military
June 5, 2017 • Press Releases

The Supreme Court of the United States declined to review First Liberty Institute’s appeal in the case of Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling, a U.S. Marine convicted at court-martial for refusing an order to remove an inspirational Bible verse from her workstation.

Trump Administration to Religious Ministries: No More Penalties for Following Your Faith

Leaked interim final rule should end multi-year lawsuits by religious ministries seeking relief from Obamacare contraceptive mandate
May 31, 2017 • Press Releases

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 […]

Judge Rules to Protect Millenia-Old Orthodox Jewish Ceremony

May 15, 2017 • Press Releases

Los Angeles – On May 12, 2017, U.S. District Court judge André Birotte, Jr. granted a legal victory to the Chabad of Irvine, a small Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Irvine. The judge dismissed a lawsuit brought against the synagogue by animal rights activists, who sought to end a 1200-year-old Orthodox […]

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