In NCLA Amicus Win, Unanimous Supreme Court Protects Free Exercise of Religion for Foster Parents
June 17, 2021 16:17 ET | New Civil Liberties Alliance
Washington, D.C., June 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled in favor of Catholic Social Services (CSS) and three affiliated foster parents in their lawsuit against the...
firstliberty.png
Supreme Court Protects Religious Liberty of Faith-Based Child Placement Agencies in Landmark Ruling
June 17, 2021 11:09 ET | First Liberty Institute
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a major victory for religious liberty today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 9-0 that religious organizations cannot be disqualified...
firstliberty.png
IRS Denies Religious Group Tax Exempt Status; States “Bible teachings” are “affiliated with the Republican party”
June 16, 2021 11:43 ET | First Liberty Institute
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, First Liberty Institute appealed an IRS determination denying tax exempt status to Christians Engaged, a nonprofit organization that exists to...
firstliberty.png
Religious Liberty Expert Participates in Department of Defense Meeting on Extremism in Military
June 09, 2021 11:20 ET | First Liberty Institute
WASHINGTON, June 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, First Liberty Institute’s General Counsel Mike Berry, a former active duty U.S. Marine Corps officer, participated in the Department of Defense’s...
firstliberty.png
Breaking: Michigan School Reverses, Will Allow Religious References in Student’s High School Graduation Speech
May 27, 2021 16:35 ET | First Liberty Institute
HILLSDALE, Mich., May 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After receiving a letter from First Liberty Institute, school officials at Hillsdale (MI) high school reversed a decision that prevented Elizabeth...
firstliberty.png
Michigan School Censors Religious References in Student’s High School Graduation Speech
May 26, 2021 17:35 ET | First Liberty Institute
HILLSDALE, Mich., May 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, First Liberty Institute sent a letter to the principal at Hillsdale (MI) High School demanding that she allow a graduating senior, Elizabeth...
firstliberty.png
As Biden Supreme Court Commission Meets, Religious Liberty Expert Warns Against Dangers of Court-Packing Scheme
May 19, 2021 09:11 ET | First Liberty Institute
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, President Joe Biden’s Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States will meet for the first time since it was established by...
firstliberty.png
Alabama College Student Asks University of Alabama-Birmingham to Accommodate Religious Objection to Vaccine Mandate
May 13, 2021 14:54 ET | First Liberty Institute
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, First Liberty Institute sent a letter to the University of Alabama-Birmingham (“UAB”) demanding it exempt Jackie Gale, a rising Sophomore,...
firstliberty.png
Highly Decorated Army Chaplain Appeals Career-Ending Punishment for Expressing His Religious Beliefs
May 12, 2021 11:09 ET | First Liberty Institute
FT. HOOD, Texas, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Army reprimanded Chaplain (Major) Andrew Calvert Chaplain Calvert for using his personal Facebook account to comment on a news article...
firstliberty.png
Massachusetts Church Asks Court to Toss Governor’s Discriminatory Restrictions on Religious Exercise
May 10, 2021 16:10 ET | First Liberty Institute
BOSTON, May 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On behalf of New Life South Coast in New Bedford, Massachusetts, First Liberty Institute, the Massachusetts Family Institute, and the global law firm Jones...