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  • June 3, 2023
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About Brett Sholtis

Brett Sholtis is an investigative reporter on democracy. He can be reached at bsholtis@lnpnews.com.


The addition of Justice Amy Coney Barrett in 2020 gave conservatives a 6-3 majority on the nation’s highest court. That majority, in a set of opinions issued in 2021 and 2022, tilted the legal playing field toward people and institutions asserting certain rights related to religious practice.


Three Republican former school board members formed Moms for Liberty in Brevard County, Florida, in January 2021. It is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, a designation used by many social welfare organizations that allows them to engage in political activities.