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First Liberty Briefing is an exclusive podcast hosted by First Liberty Institute’s Deputy General Counsel Jeremy Dys.

In about 90-seconds, once a week, Jeremy recalls the stories that have shaped America’s religious liberty, from the founding era to current legal battles and more. It’s an insider’s look at the stories, cases, people, and laws that have made America the world’s leader in protecting religious liberty.

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First Liberty Briefing is an exclusive podcast hosted by First Liberty Institute’s Deputy General Counsel Jeremy Dys.

In about 90-seconds, once a week, Jeremy recalls the stories that have shaped America’s religious liberty, from the founding era to current legal battles and more. It’s an insider’s look at the stories, cases, people, and laws that have made America the world’s leader in protecting religious liberty.

    Biased ABA Smears Lawrence VanDyke at Confirmation Hearing

    Biased ABA Smears Lawrence VanDyke at Confirmation Hearing

    No one can deny Lawrence VanDyke’s excellent credentials for the federal court system. Attempting to deface his reputation nonetheless, the ABA and its progressive counterparts in the Senate questioned his impartiality toward LGBTQ litigants due to his faith. Learn more at FirstLiberty.org/Briefing.

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    Cameron, MO: Without Litigants, Anti-Religious Complaint Letters Lack Legal Standing

    Cameron, MO: Without Litigants, Anti-Religious Complaint Letters Lack Legal Standing

    A Cameron, Missouri, school district superintendent has received a series of complaint letters regarding religious activity in school. However, these letters are rife with unsubstantiated claims and unidentified sources. In order to be taken seriously, legal demand letters require litigants and facts—not anonymous threats and gripes. Learn more at FirstLiberty.org/Briefing.

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    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Accused for Recognizing Faith’s Role in His Leadership Duties

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Accused for Recognizing Faith’s Role in His Leadership Duties

    In a recent speech, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted that his leadership is informed by his Christian faith. Ignoring both the Constitution and precedent, secularists are now accusing him for his “proselytizing religious speech.” Learn more at FirstLiberty.org/Briefing.

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    Christian Sued for Sharing the Gospel, Plaintiff Claims “Emotional Distress”

    Christian Sued for Sharing the Gospel, Plaintiff Claims “Emotional Distress”

    Upon receiving a Gospel tract in the mail, New York resident Annmarie Trombetta sued the sender for causing “severe emotional distress” due to “extreme and outrageous conduct.” Thankfully, a New York trial court concluded that sharing God’s Word isn’t intentionally harmful. Learn more at FirstLiberty.org/Briefing.

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    The Fight for Religious Exemptions Continues for Little Sisters of the Poor

    The Fight for Religious Exemptions Continues for Little Sisters of the Poor

    Religious exemptions to the Contraceptive Mandate are under attack once again. After several states filed lawsuits against the Trump administration for protecting the rights of religious objectors, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that RFRA does not permit a broad religious exemption from this very mandate. The case now heads to The U.S. Supreme Court. Learn more at FirstLiberty.org/Briefing.

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    Public School Student Exposed to Explicit Material against Her Religious Conscience

    Public School Student Exposed to Explicit Material against Her Religious Conscience

    Along with many of her peers, Skylar Carson, a student within the Steamboat Springs (CO) School District, was forced to read and analyze explicit lyrics in her “Music Literature” class. In doing so, her teacher had broken school policy (requiring parental consent to teach controversial material). No student should have to undergo such treatment—and neither teacher nor school district should get away with it. Learn more at FirstLiberty.org/Briefing.

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