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    NICK SIBILLA, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Late Thursday, the Louisiana House of Representatives unanimously approved HB 748, a bill that would review the state’s burdensome and often arbitrary licenses. The bill now heads to Gov. John Bel Edwards, who endorsed an earlier version of the bill as a way to provide “regulatory relief” for...
    Young student was threatened with punishment for completing book report on Bible stories LIBERTY ALERTS, ACLJ “In our system, state-operated schools may not be enclaves of totalitarianism. School officials do not possess absolute authority over their students. . . . tudents may not be regarded as closed-circuit recipients of only that...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, ACLJ Everyone’s heard the old adage, people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Well based on the accusations being hurled by Big Abortion ambassador Cecile Richards, the house should be shattering all around her. Cecile Richards, who recently jumped ship from her role as CEO of...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL SACRAMENTO, CA -- Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia has overturned California’s law legalizing assisted suicide and ruled it was illegally passed during a special session devoted to other topics. Judge Ottolia indicated the End of Life Option Act was improperly passed during a special session...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Liberty Counsel filed an objection to a staggering subpoena from Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund (Lambda Legal), which represents the Human Rights Campaign and other plaintiffs in the case of Karnoski v. Trump. The objection to the subpoena was filed by Liberty Counsel on its behalf and on...
    Witnessing the Opening of the American Embassy in the Eternal Capital of Israel—Jerusalem JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ Today, May 14, 2018 will be remembered as a truly historic day. Today the U.S. embassy officially moves to Jerusalem – a victory decades in the making. I am in Jerusalem for the historic occasion. I...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, ACLJ Imagine if your job could force you to murder an innocent person. Recently we told you that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a rule to protect that fundamental medical principle called “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care.” The rule ensures “that persons or entities are not...
    LIBERTY COUNSEL BROOKLYN, NY –  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the appointment of Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas as the special prosecutor and special deputy attorney general to investigate abuse allegations against former state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Cuomo called for a “complete and unbiased investigation” and said Singas...
    Over Carter Center funding and potential “material support or resources” to Hamas and Other Jihadists Stuart J. Roth, ACLJ Recently, in furtherance of our efforts to stop funding terrorists at war with Israel, we filed suit under the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) against the U.S. Department of State to obtain documents relating...
    LIBERTY COUNSEL TAVARES, FL -- A 14-year-old male eighth grader at Tavares Middle School in Lake County, Florida brought home a printed note last Friday, given to him by his teacher, encouraging him to participate in the “Day of Silence.” GLSEN, which stands for the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education...
    MICHAEL HAMMOND, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA When campaigning, Donald Trump said he would respect and honor the Second Amendment. Instead, he continues to push ahead on bump stock regulations which would turn 500,000 gun owners into felons.  And the regulations would arguably do the same for the millions of Americans who...
    Big Abortion sues Indiana for forcing it to report medical complications and submit to inspection LIBERTY ALERTS, ACLJ Big Abortion is heading to an Indiana federal court to fight a new law that would force them to reveal any medical complications that take place inside their clinics. Our question is, what are...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -- Liberty Counsel has demanded that the Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) in Charlottesville, Virginia immediately no longer allow the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) to present pornographic videos and curriculum to students under the guise of “education.” Liberty Counsel represents outraged parents of 14-year-old girls who...
    LIBERTY COUNSEL PITTSBURGH, PA – Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief in Bruni v. Pittsburgh in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals regarding sidewalk counselors who are challenging an anti-speech abortion facility buffer zone regulation in the City of Pittsburgh. The brief was filed on behalf of Liberty Counsel clients Colleen Reilly and Becky Biter who...
    MARSHALL GOLDMAN, ACLJ Recently, the ACLJ was contacted by a man (who asked to remain anonymous for this article) who was dealing with disturbing religious discrimination in his Midwest city. This past year, he and his team of volunteers were allowed to share the Gospel, have Christ-centered conversations, and hand out...
    TIM MACY, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA You probably heard the news: House Speaker Paul Ryan will be stepping down from Congress this year. And that means that commitments are being made right now to decide who the next Speaker will be -- assuming that Republicans win retain the House this November. That's...
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    LIBERTY COUNSEL SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Assembly approved a bill 50-18 that would ban counselors from providing counseling and adults from receiving counsel regarding unwanted same-sex attraction, behavior or gender confusion. The bill is so far reaching that it also prohibits printed material and even books. The bill was...
    ABIGAIL A. SOUTHERLAND, ACLJ After telling us it found no records responsive to our request (something we later found out was a lie), and then telling us that it found only a few documents (documents that implicated the DOJ in its own lie), the FBI has now told a federal court that,...
    EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ Recently, the State of California passed several laws designed to advance California’s open-borders agenda and status as a sanctuary state. These laws, for example, restrict voluntary cooperation with federal immigration agents by employers and state and local law enforcement agencies when it comes to illegal aliens. In...
    LIBERTY COUNSEL INDIANAPOLIS, IN – A new law will allow Indiana prosecutors to charge a person with killing an unborn child. SB 203 was signed into law by Governor Eric Holcomb on Sunday and allows prosecutors to seek a charge of murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter and feticide if the unborn child...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, JUDICIAL WATCH Clinton operations receive tens of millions of dollars of contributions from Uranium One/Russia Interests (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of State for all records of communications...
    LIBERTY COUNSEL FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – Fort Lauderdale Women’s Center, an abortion facility in South Florida, continues to operate despite the fact that its license was terminated by Florida's Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) effective March 27, 2018. Broward Right to Life, which maintains a daily presence at the abortion center, reported to AHCA...
    MICHAEL HAMMOND, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA Legislative Proposals to Confiscate Guns are Sweeping Through the Country Legislatures across the country are using the shooting in Parkland, Florida, as an excuse to confiscate firearms. And, no doubt, the anti-gunners have your state in their crosshairs. Right now, this is probably the single biggest LEGISLATIVE threat...
    ACLJ Uncovers Major Political Bias from Ambassador Power in the Final Days of Obama Administration JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ We’ve all seen the reports of the unprecedented unmasking of U.S. citizens by senior Obama official, Ambassador Samantha Power, in the final days of the of the Administration – to the tune of...
    By Nico Perrino, The FIRE.org In 2012, a same-sex couple entered Masterpiece Cakeshop and asked its owner, Jack Phillips, to create a cake for their wedding reception in Denver, Colorado. Phillips declined the request, reportedly telling the couple, “Sorry guys, I don’t make cakes for same-sex weddings.” That brief, 20-second exchange eventually found its...