Hiram Sasser is Executive General Counsel for First Liberty Institute, where he oversees First Liberty’s litigation and media efforts. Sasser’s practice focuses primarily on First Amendment and other constitutional and civil rights issues. His practice includes a substantial emphasis on seeking and defending against extraordinary remedies in federal court. Sasser successfully argued before federal and state appellate courts, federal and state district courts, and the Texas Supreme Court. His past and present clients include The American Legion, VFW, Association of Christian Schools International, Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Falun Gong, a Native American sweat lodge, Jewish Educational Center, Southern Baptist Convention, National Association of Evangelicals, synagogues, and various state and local government entities and officials.
In addition to his legal duties, he develops, coordinates, and implements successful media strategies on behalf of his clients. This includes numerous appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, CNN, and the BBC as well as being heard on various radio stations throughout the United States, Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Prior to joining First Liberty, Sasser graduated summa cum laude from Oklahoma City University School of Law, where he received recognition as the “Outstanding Graduate.” He earned his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University. His military service includes serving as Headquarters Commander, a Company Executive Officer, and Training Officer in the United States Army Reserve.
In 2016, Sasser took a leave of absence to serve a temporary assignment as the Chief of Staff for the Attorney General of Texas.
Mr. Sasser currently serves as an adjunct law professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and at Oklahoma City University School of Law.
Parents and some elected officials currently fighting against what some say are controversial far-Left ideology received a boost this week—on Bill of Rights Day no less. In a 10-7 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit voting en banc issued its opinion in Arnold v. Oliver. The Court refused to overturn a panel decision that denied qualified immunity to a teacher who forced a high school senior in a sociology class to write the Pledge of Allegiance over her religious objections to the Pledge under the auspices of an “assignment.”
October 23 will mark 33 years since the U.S. Senate—led, in part, by then-Senator Joe Biden—defeated the nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court of the United States. That same day in 2020, the U.S. Senate will likely have before it the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
By Hiram Sasser, First Liberty Institute General Counsel. Originally published in the Washington Examiner July 24, 2018. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be an ardent defender of religious liberty, all experience shows. As general counsel of a law firm devoted to religious liberty cases, I normally would evaluate a judicial nominee by searching throughRead full article »
By: Hiram Sasser, First Liberty Institute Senior Counsel. Originally published on the Washington Examiner on May 18, 2018. The Bladensburg World War I veterans memorial is more than a monument. It’s a gravestone for 49 men and boys who died in defense of our freedom on European soil. The mothers whose sons never returned fromRead full article »
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