Keisha Russell | First Liberty
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Keisha Russell is Associate Counsel with First Liberty Institute, concentrating on religious liberty matters and First Amendment rights.

Russell attended Emory University School of Law, where she was heavily involved in Emory’s prestigious Center for the Study of Law and Religion. She served on the Emory Journal of Law & Religion and two moot court teams. She was a law clerk for the Center’s Restoring Religious Freedom Project where she worked on religious liberty litigation. In her final year of law school, Russell worked as a law clerk for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) on national and international matters affecting Israel.

Russell was also selected for a legal clinic with the Emory Barton Child Law and Policy Center. She trained with a political expert and advocated for children at the Georgia state capitol. Russell was selected by Emory University as a Graduating Woman of Excellence.

Prior to joining First Liberty, Russell earned a Bachelor’s in Communications from University of Central Florida and a Master’s in Teaching from the University of Southern California. She was a 2011 Teach For America corps member and taught elementary special education in Atlanta. Russell is most passionate about protecting religious freedom for children in America’s schools.

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Religious liberty is our first liberty as Americans. At First Liberty Institute, we know that it can be confusing when you face a challenge to your religious liberty. No one should have to face it alone.

That’s where First Liberty can help. We have decades of experience making sure people just like you get the help they deserve. We are a nationwide, religious liberty law firm with an unmatched record of defending religious liberty—in our schools, for our houses of worship, in the military, and throughout the public arena.

If you believe your religious liberty has been threatened or violated, please fill out the form below so we can evaluate your case.

Our legal intake team personally evaluates each request for legal help and may follow up with you over the phone for more information about your specific situation. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to take every case, but if we do, our legal services are provided at no charge to you (pro bono).

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To The American Legion:

As a grateful citizen, I support your effort to honor those who have fallen in battle and to keep the Bladensburg WWI Veterans Memorial standing as a visible reminder of valor, sacrifice, endurance, and devotion.

Veterans memorials like the one in Bladensburg, MD are symbols reminding us of the sacrifice of our service members and the cost of war. Tearing down the Bladensburg Memorial would erase the memory of the 49 fallen heroes of Prince George’s County—like they never even existed.

We cannot allow the Bladensburg Memorial to be bulldozed.

Please know that you have my support and backing in your petition to the U.S. Supreme Court.