EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ The American Center for Law & Justice (“ACLJ”) has filed “friend-of-the-court” briefs in support of HHS Mandate challenges filed by the plaintiffs in the following two appeals: Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius (United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit) and Hobby Lobby Stores v. Sebelius (United...
In Its Abortion-Pill Mandate Challenge EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ On March 9th, the United States Supreme Court reversed a 2-to-1 decision by the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals that required the University of Notre Dame to comply with the Obama Administration’s abortion-pill Mandate even though compliance violates the Catholic teachings...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ There are now forty-four lawsuits challenging the HHS Mandate, which requires most employers, under pain of penalty, to pay for employee health insurance that covers contraceptives, abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and related education and counseling. The American Center for Law & Justice is involved in close to half of those...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ To date, the American Center for Law & Justice (“ACLJ”) has filed three federal lawsuits on behalf of for-profit businesses and their owners against the HHS Mandate and has filed friend-of-the-court briefs in thirteen other legal challenges to the Mandate. The Mandate requires most employers, especially those with fifty...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ Most right-minded people look at children as gifts from God. Not Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood. She did not like children. In her book, Women and the New Race, Sanger expressed her disgust toward large families, rich and poor, viewing them as harmful to society: “The immorality...
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,...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ The American Center for Law & Justice (“ACLJ”) filed its third amicus brief today in the ObamaCare case that the Supreme Court will consider this March. This brief addresses the Anti-Injunction Act (“AIA”) issue. The AIA issue is the least publicized of the four issues the Court will...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ With growing frequency we are seeing the persecution and mass murder of Christians in Africa and the Middle East by radical Muslims, in particular, ISIS and Boko Haram, who are aligned. Christians who refuse to convert to Islam or pay a special tax (jizya) and acknowledge their subjugation...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ Although overshadowed recently in the news by the other Obama Administration scandals, the fallout from the Operation Fast and Furious fiasco continues. Background Operation Fast and Furious was an Obama Administration plan executed from 2009 to 2010 by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ At the end of March, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument on the constitutionality of the health care law, otherwise known as ObamaCare. The main legal challenge is to the individual mandate, the provision requiring millions of Americans to buy and indefinitely maintain health insurance...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ On March 25, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral argument in two cases dealing with the Obama Administration’s HHS Mandate, which requires many employers—despite their religious objections—to arrange and pay for employee health insurance that covers abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and sterilization. At issue...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ 222 years after the ratification of the Bill of Rights, a manifestation of our Founders’ understanding that the best form of government is a limited government, the problems with our oversized federal government continue to our detriment. This week, United States Senator Tom Coburn, M.D., from Oklahoma, issued...
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 A terrorist attack took place in Garland, Texas, this week in response to a free speech conference that took issue with the Islamic prohibition against creating images of the Prophet Muhammad. The event awarded a financial prize to the person who drew the best cartoon of Muhammad. The...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in the Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties cases, which challenge the Obama Administration’s HHS Mandate. The Mandate requires many employers, under the pain of significant financial penalties and despite their religious objections, to...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ My colleagues and I at the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) have good news to report. We successfully resolved our recently filed lawsuit against the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, to ensure that people can spread the Gospel without unconstitutional interference by the government...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ On December 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution) were ratified by the states. The Bill of Rights were added to the Constitution to address fears raised by the Anti-Federalists during the ratification of the Constitution that the Constitution did...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ On December 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution) were ratified by the states. The Bill of Rights were added to the Constitution to address fears raised by the Anti-Federalists during the ratification of the Constitution that the Constitution did...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ The American Center for Law & Justice, along with Regent University, has submitted a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the lawsuit filed by Grace College and Seminary and Biola University against the HHS mandate, which forces them to pay for abortion-inducing drugs contrary to their religious beliefs. Grace College...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ In a further development in the ongoing litigation over President Trump’s National Security Executive Order, the United States Supreme Court today halted a Hawaii federal judge’s order allowing refugees to enter this country who lack a close relationship with an America entity. Previously, on June 26th, the Supreme...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ An ever-growing federal government seeks to control the populace. That is the nature of the beast. Those in power want more power. They want no opposition. As Thomas Jefferson stated, “History has informed us that bodies of men, as well as individuals, are susceptible of the spirit...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ On March 4, 2014, I had the privilege to argue before the Utah Supreme Court in the latest stage of the multi-year litigation known as Summum v. Pleasant Grove. As described in greater detail here and here, Summum first filed its lawsuit against Pleasant Grove City, Utah, nearly...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ The federal government’s primary job is to keep us safe. The President’s revised national security Executive Order is designed to do just that. The Order temporarily pauses entry into the United States of refugees and nationals from six unstable and/or terrorism-infested countries to allow time for needed...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ The Utah Supreme Court has upheld a trial court’s ruling in favor of our client, Pleasant Grove City, Utah, in a state-court lawsuit filed by Summum, a religion established in Salt Lake City in 1975 that, according to its tenets, was founded on teachings that predate the...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ As you may know, we are involved in many lawsuits challenging the legality of the HHS Mandate. These lawsuits include our recent victory in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. There, the court blocked the application of the Mandate to our client, Frank O’Brien, and his...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ The Supreme Court of the United States is considering the legality of President Trump’s National Security Executive Order, which is designed to protect our country from foreign terrorists. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has filed an amicus brief outlining the constitutionality of the Executive Order. We note...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ Over the past few years, the ACLJ has represented numerous businesses and their owners in seven lawsuits challenging the HHS Mandate, which requires businesses to include in their health plans coverage for contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs in order to avoid crippling financial penalties. For many businesses...
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...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ From Day One, the ACLJ has been aggressively calling for Congress and federal and state law enforcement to investigate Big Abortion for the horrific practice of selling aborted babies’ body parts (fetal tissue) for profit. It’s illegal, but until recently has gone on unhindered from the fear of...
EDWARD WHITE, ACLJ My American Center for Law & Justice (“ACLJ”) colleagues and I are pleased to inform you of an important victory against the Obama Administration’s HHS Mandate, which requires many employers—despite their religious objections—to arrange and pay for employee health insurance that covers contraceptives, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization....