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    LIBERTY COUNSEL MONTGOMERY, AL - Today , a Federal district court in Alabama issued a preliminary injunction in favor of Liberty Counsel’s client, Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker. This injunction grants all Alabama judges the freedom to publicly comment on cases pending outside of Alabama, and judges may also comment on a pending...
    LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. – Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief today in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, one of four cases brought before the Supreme Court by crisis pregnancy centers challenging the law as a violation of the First Amendment guarantees of free speech and free...
    ALEX MOREY, THEFIRE.ORG Hampshire College tells FIRE it will change its event-scheduling policies after it canceled an event by Second Amendment activist Antonia Okafor a mere two hours before it was scheduled to begin last Thursday evening  — and then scrambled to issue a late-night apology for the cancellation just hours later. But...
    LIBERTY COUNSEL MONTGOMERY, AL - Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker has asked the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama to block enforcement of Alabama Judicial Canon 3A(6), while his federal lawsuit challenging the speech restrictions on judges continues. Canon 3A(6) imposes a far reaching ban on Alabama judges,...
    Horshoeing school sues state for right to teach students with limited education J. JUSTIN WILSON, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Today, Bob Smith, owner of the Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School (PCHS), filed a federal lawsuit against the State of California to vindicate his First Amendment right to teach horseshoeing to anybody who wants...
    LIBERTY COUNSEL HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Liberty Counsel is in court presenting evidence and arguments against a Harrisburg ordinance that created unconstitutional buffer zones to silence pro-life speech on public property and sidewalks around abortion clinics. Liberty Counsel represents Becky Biter and Colleen Reilly, who have regularly engaged in peaceful sidewalk counseling to...
    LIBERTY COUNSEL A California state trial court issued a permanent injunction on Monday in The Scharpen Foundation vs. Kamala Harris against California's AB775, which imposes onerous notification and disclosure requirements on pro-life crisis pregnancy centers.  Under this law, pro-life pregnancy centers are required to conspicuously post a message alerting all who enter that California...
    JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ We have just obtained a resounding victory in our legal challenge to the IRS’s political targeting of conservative organizations. In an unprecedented victorious conclusion to our years-long legal battle against the IRS, the bureaucratic agency has just admitted in federal court that it wrongfully targeted Tea Party and...
    TYLER COWARD, THE FIRE.ORG Astonishing video has emerged from Texas Southern University, showing Texas Southern University President Austin Lane personally shutting down a speech by Texas state Rep. Briscoe Cain. The TSU Federalist Society chapter had invited Cain to campus to speak about his experience in the Texas legislature when the scene unfolded yesterday: A...
    ADAM GOLDSTEIN, THEFIRE.ORG The American Bar Association House of Delegates unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday in support of the New Voices campaign, which seeks to enact legal protections for students to gather and publish news and ideas free from censorship. The resolution calls on legislative bodies to “rigorously protect the ability of student journalists at the secondary...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL TALLAHASSEE, FL - Governor Rick Scott recently signed SB 436, known as the “Florida Student and School Personnel Religious Liberties Act,” which prohibits public school districts from discrimination against students, parents, or personnel on basis of religious views or expression. Sponsored by Sen. Dennis Baxley, SB 436...
    JAMES ROGERS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION See Claremont University students shut down conservative speaker Claremont McKenna College officials have announced possible repercussions for students who protested a conservative speaker’s speech last week. Protesters successfully blocked students and professors from entering an on-campus building to hear Heather Mac Donald’s pro-police speech, as reported by The Daily Signal...
    LIBERTY COUNSEL LINCOLN, NE – Today Nebraska state senators ended debate on LB173, a bill that would have added “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the state’s employment nondiscrimination statues. This bill would also have allowed municipalities to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to their public accommodation and...
    JAMES ROGERS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Protesters at The Claremont Colleges successfully prevented conservative commentator Heather Mac Donald from speaking on their campus. Students at The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of undergraduate and graduate liberal arts colleges in Claremont, California, blocked entrances to the building that Mac Donald was scheduled to speak in. Mac...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, THE FIRE.ORG LOS ANGELES, March 28, 2017—The U.S. Constitution prohibits public colleges from quarantining free speech, but that’s exactly what the 150,000 students of the Los Angeles Community College District endure when they wish to exercise their First Amendment rights. Today, Los Angeles Pierce College student Kevin Shaw filed...
    Facebook Investigating After Christian Mom Says Media Giant Still Censors Her Page http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2017/march/facebook-investigating-after-christian-mom-says-media-giant-still-censors-her-page  
    JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ Today , the ACLJ filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to intervene in a critically important First Amendment free speech case on behalf of three California crisis pregnancy centers (“CPCs”). In October of 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the so-called “Reproductive...