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    DOJ Tells Court “Glitch” to Blame for Withholding Clinton-Lynch Docs from ACLJ MATTHEW CLARK, ACLJ The “glitch” is back. Remember when the Obama State Department claimed that a “glitch” was responsible for deleting several minutes of incriminating evidence from a press briefing where an Obama Administration spokesperson admitted to a Fox News...
    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...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, ACLJ Planned Parenthood just released their 2016–2017 annual report. The findings are clear: over 320,000 abortions committed in the last year; over half a billion in government funding; nearly $100 million in profit (a staggering 27% increase over the prior year). Big Abortion is big business. Last year, Planned Parenthood...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, has expanded its services to offering “transgender” hormone therapy. Planned Parenthood’s 2016-17 annual report states: “We’re expanding access to care — from pioneering research on self-injectable birth control to offering new services for our transgender patients. Planned Parenthood has...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court declined yesterday to hear two cases challenging the constitutionality of a Mississippi law that allows religious organizations to refuse to hire persons or provide services to LGBT people in situations that conflict with their sincerely held religious beliefs. The high court’s...
    LIBERTY COUNSEL BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a Baltimore City Ordinance seeking to impose notification requirements on unlicensed pregnancy centers. The ordinance compelled these pregnancy resource centers to post notices that conspicuously state in English and Spanish that they do not provide nor...
    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 ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Orange County, CA – On Friday, two sister companies, DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against them by the Orange County prosecutor for illegally selling baby body parts supplied by Planned Parenthood to pharmaceutical companies and schools across America and at least 10 countries for...
    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,...
    EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ Yesterday, the Supreme Court ordered the National Abortion Federation (NAF) to respond to the petition for writ of certiorari the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) recently filed on behalf of Troy Newman, a former board member of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). The petition...
    EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals stayed most of a Hawaii federal judge’s recent injunction against President Trump’s Proclamation to begin enhanced vetting procedures of foreign nationals seeking entry into the United States. The injunction prevented the full implementation of the Proclamation, which was issued on September 24th. Back in March,...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court has agreed to review the California Reproductive FACT Act, which compels pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to post notices regarding the availability of free and low-cost abortions in their physical clinics, printed material and online. The Court agreed to hear National...
    MICHELLE, TERRY, ACLJ The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) today filed an amicus curiae brief – friend-of-the-court brief – at the Supreme Court of the United States in support of legislative prayer. In the case Rowan County, North Carolina v. Lund, we are asking the Court to support the county’s request to...
    SHAHERYAR GILL, ACLJ A young Christian, Sonu Arshad, and his family in Pakistan are on the run after a Facebook post containing the logo of a local Muslim TV channel called for killing Arshad and burning Christian homes and churches. Our international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice’s (ECLJ)...
    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 ALERTS, JUDICIAL WATCH In a huge blow to government transparency, a city in a state that disregards federal immigration and drug statutes is keeping records secret by asserting that the “material is so candid or personal that public disclosure is likely to stifle honest and frank discussion within the government.” It...
    NATHANAEL BENNETT, ACLJ Your voice has been heard in the U.S. Senate, where Professor Amy Coney Barrett has just been confirmed to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals by a vote of 55-43. This is an important victory on a number of levels, including that it reaffirms the important principle...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, ACLJ On October 31, 2017 Sayfullo Saipov murdered eight innocents and seriously injured twelve others in New York City in an act of terror. Saipov perpetrated this brutal attack with a rented truck, running down pedestrians before crashing into a school bus. Then, he got out of the truck...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, JUDICIAL WATCH (This article first appeared on Oct. 26, 2017) An Obama-era scheme that forced companies sued by the government to fund leftist groups overtly excluded conservative organizations, according to internal Department of Justice (DOJ) records obtained by Judicial Watch. As part of settlements, the DOJ would often give the corporations—mainly...