FCCI Welcomes Kelly Shackelford!
Empowered to Serve, FCCI International Conference 2022 features a return visit by Kelly Shackelford, ESQ, President & CEO, First Liberty Institute!
Kelly’s formidable legal expertise is partly illustrated by having won 90% of the cases he has argued before the Supreme Court. His legal prowess is powerfully laser focused on protecting our First Amendment liberties of free speech and free exercise of religion.
Kelly’s last visit with FCCI, he shared the dais with David Green, Hobby Lobby Founder, and unpacked their landmark victory meaning that employers could not be forced to provided abortion coverage as part of work benefits. Since then, Kelly and the First Liberty Institute team won a 2018 landmark case against lower court rulings which infringed on US citizens’ rights to pray in their own homes.
The two most recent June 2022 wins follow:
• Prayer Wins! Supreme Court Rules for Coach Kennedy, June 27, 2022–In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of former high school football coach Joe Kennedy to take a knee in quiet prayer after football games even if he can be seen by students and the general public. Importantly, today’s decision respects the Constitutional rights of all public-school teachers and coaches to engage in a brief, personal prayer in public.
• Supreme Court Protects Religious Liberty in Maine School Choice Decision, June 24, 2022–In a 6-3 decision, the Court ruled in favor of students’ rights in our Treat Children Fairly case, Carson v. Makin. This ruling affirms that states cannot discriminate against parents who want to send their children to religious schools under government student-aid programs. The Supreme Court held that what Maine did was wrong and unconstitutional.
Join us in Amelia Island to hear more from Kelly
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