Friday, September 08, 2017

Nominees For Federal Bench In Texas Have Religious Liberty Defense Background

Dallas News reports that among the 16 judgeship nominations announced by the White House yesterday are two nominations to Texas federal district courts of individuals with extensive backgrounds in issues of religious liberty.  Jeff Mateer, currently First assistant Attorney General of Texas, was previously general counsel and executive vice president of the First Liberty Institute. Matthew J. Kacsmaryk is currently Deputy General Counsel to First Liberty Institute.  First Liberty describes itself as "the largest legal organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to protecting religious liberty for all Americans."