PLANO, Texas, Feb. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Liberty Institute announces an adjustment to its name, relaunching as "First Liberty Institute" (or "First Liberty" for short). As a part of the new brand, First Liberty unveils a new website and a new motto: Religious Freedom for All Americans.
Visit the website: FirstLiberty.org
Kelly Shackelford, President and CEO of First Liberty Institute, says, "We made the slight adjustment to our name in order to emphasize that religious freedom is America's 'First Liberty.' It is the first freedom protected in the first phrase of the First Amendment to the Constitution. It's the liberty on which all of our other freedoms depend."
"With the unveiling of our new name, we are excited to take a significant step forward in our mission to win important legal victories to protect religious liberty," Shackelford said. "Our mission remains the same – defending religious freedom for all Americans."
About First Liberty
First Liberty Institute is the largest legal organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to defending religious freedom for all Americans. Funded by individual donations and grants, First Liberty represents all clients free of charge.
With a win rate of over 90 percent, First Liberty has won cases at every judicial level, including the United States Supreme Court. The law firm has a strong track record of defending the religious liberty rights of chaplains, military members, schoolchildren, teachers, employees, and houses of worship.
Some of First Liberty's current cases include:
- Coach Joe Kennedy, a high school football coach suspended for praying after football games
- Monifa Sterling, a Marine court-martialed for refusing to remove a Bible verse from her desk
- The Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial, which a humanist association is suing to have torn down, and
- The Kountze Cheerleaders, who were told by the government that they could not put Bible verses on cheer banners.
Read more at FirstLiberty.org
SOURCE Liberty Institute; First Liberty Institute