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FRANCIS J. MANION, ACLJ This week in federal court in Philadelphia, the American Center for Law and Justice filed a lawsuit on behalf of a pediatrician who was fired after requesting a religious accommodation of her beliefs against dispensing contraceptives – including the morning-after pill – to her pediatrics patients....
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 21ST CENTURY SERMONS By Francis J. Manion, ACLJ On October 1st, I had the privilege of defending Mr. George Krail, of Burlington County, New Jersey in a trial in Cherry Hill New Jersey Municipal Court. Cherry Hill, a prosperous stretch of post-World War II suburban sprawl that buried...
FRANCIS J. MANION, ACLJ This past Friday - Good Friday - I was in court in Baltimore, Maryland arguing against that state's attempt to shield from public scrutiny the identities of the owners, operators, and medical directors of Maryland's twenty or so abortion businesses. Our client, Andrew Glenn, made a...
FRANCIS J. MANION, ACLJ This week, those of us who are old enough to remember that dreadful November 22nd in Dallas a half-century ago, find ourselves awash in nostalgia for a more innocent time in our own and the Nation’s life.  We get that catch in the throat at the...
FRANCIS J. MANION, ACLJ Today, the United States Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. granted an important, although partial, victory in one of our seven cases challenging the so-called HHS Mandate. I argued the case last month and reported on the argument here. In today’s decision, a majority of the Court agreed...
FRANCIS J. MANION, ACLJ Yesterday, I had the privilege of arguing in the United States Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. in one of our seven cases challenging the so-called HHS Mandate. The Mandate requires all for-profit employers who have employee health plans to include in those plans coverage for contraceptives,...