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First Liberty Institute’s Kelly Shackelford Statement on Today’s Supreme Court Oral Arguments in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association

February 27, 2019 • Press Releases

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 […]

First Liberty Institute Files Final Brief on Behalf of The American Legion and the Bladensburg WWI Veterans Memorial at SCOTUS

February 14, 2019 • Press Releases

Oral arguments in term’s highest profile First Amendment case set for February 27 Washington, D.C.— Wednesday—just two weeks prior to oral argument—attorneys with First Liberty Institute and Jones Day, jointly representing The American Legion, filed their final brief before the Supreme Court of the United States in The American Legion, […]

Todd Starnes

Todd Starnes: How do Americans really feel about war memorials (as atheists fight to tear them down)?

February 13, 2019 • In the News

In 1919 mothers who lost their sons in World War I designed a cross-shaped memorial in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The American Legion was tasked with building the cross-shaped memorial and it was dedicated in 1925. And now, nearly 100 years later, atheists and humanists want to tear down what […]

The Daily Signal

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Coach Kennedy’s Religious Freedom Case. Here’s Why There’s Still Hope.

February 5, 2019 • In the News

By: Mike Berry, Deputy General Counsel and Director of Military Affairs for First Liberty Institute The Supreme Court decided last week to not review the case of Joe Kennedy, a Washington state football coach who was fired for praying with his players. But the game isn’t over yet. We have reason to […]

Fox News

Supreme Court keeps praying coach on the sidelines. I’m one of his attorneys and here’s what’s next

January 29, 2019 • In the News

By: Jeremy Dys, Deputy General Counsel for First Liberty Institute In what is perhaps the most perplexing intrusion upon the religious liberty of a football coach in modern memory, the Bremerton School District in Washington state fired Coach Joe Kennedy for taking a knee after the game in 15 seconds worth of […]

Townhall

2019 Could Be a Historic Year for the Constitution’s Religion Clauses

January 16, 2019 • In the News

By: Stephanie Taub, Senior Counsel for First Liberty Institute Legal experts John Yoo and James Phillips have recently argued that 2019 could be a historic year of precedent-setting Supreme Court cases because this is the first time since 1936 that the Court has had a consistent conservative majority. This Court could return […]

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