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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...
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...
LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief today in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in which the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the government can force a Lakewood, Colorado cake artist to use his artistic talents to create a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex ceremony. This case...
GEOFFREY SURTEES, ACLJ Today , we filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of the City of Bloomfield, New Mexico and a Ten Commandments monument that is displayed on public property outside of their city hall. The ACLJ has represented local governments, officials, and private parties in numerous lawsuits across...
Walter M. Weber, ACLJ Even very technical legal issues sometimes can have important implications for the protection of religious freedom for all in the United States. That was the case in a recent Supreme Court ruling over retirement plans. Religiously affiliated hospital systems won a reprieve from multi-billion dollar liability in...
ELIZABETH SLATTERY, HERITAGE FOUNDATION On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran Church’s case against the state of Missouri—a case involving discrimination by the state in giving out publicly funded grants. Missouri has a grant program to offset the cost of resurfacing playgrounds with rubber surfaces made from...
ERICH PRATT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA I'm sure that you've already heard the incredible news. Once again, there are five Justices -- supporting the pro-gun Heller decision -- who will sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate today, by a 54-45 vote, confirmed the nomination of Neil Gorsuch.  And with his...
LIBERTY ALERTS, ACLJ Judge Gorsuch epitomizes everything a great Supreme Court justice should be. He is an originalist, textualist, and believes in upholding the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution, leaving the law making to the other branches of government. Every American and U.S. Senator of any political persuasion...