LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Sandra ‘Susan’ Merritt filed a Motion to Dismiss late yesterday asking the San Francisco Superior Court to dismiss the politically-motivated criminal complaints brought against her by the State of California because the Attorney General failed to timely file an amended complaint by the 10-day...
LIBERTY COUNSEL ASHEVILLE, NC – The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals handed North Carolina magistrates a huge victory by ruling that the plaintiffs who opposed their religious liberty opt out of same-sex “marriage” lacked standing to challenge the law. Liberty Counsel represented, among others, Magistrate Brenda Bumgarner, who has an excellent record during...
MICHAEL F. CANNON, CATO INSTITUTE Yesterday, I posted “Five Questions I Will Use to Evaluate the Phantom Senate Health Care Bill.” The phantom bill took corporeal form today when Senate Republicans released the text of the “Better Care Reconciliation Act.” So how does the Senate bill fare with regard to my...
LIBERTY ALERTS, JUDICIAL WATCH (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch requested the Trump administration stop members of Congress and their staff from unlawfully purchasing, with taxpayer subsidies, health insurance through the District of Columbia’s small business exchange.  The Judicial Watch request was made on June 14, 2017, to the Centers for Medicare...
RYAN T. ANDERSON, DAILY SIGNAL The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously on Thursday that a Mississippi law that protects religious liberty and the rights of conscience in light of the redefinition of marriage may go into effect. In the decision, the circuit court overruled a previous judgment from...
ROGER PILON, CATO INSTITUTE Property owners have long suffered under the Supreme Court’s erratic rulings. It got worse today. In Murr v. Wisconsin, the Court ruled against the owners, 5-3, with Justice Kennedy writing for the majority, Chief Justice Roberts writing a dissent, joined by Justices Thomas and Alito, Thomas...
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...
BY SELWYN DUKE Whether you’re a lawmaker considering a “bathroom bill” or some other “transgender”-oriented legislation, or a citizen pondering a vote influencing the matter, you need the facts. The following are 10 “transgender” truths: There is no sound science behind the transgender agenda. No “expert” can point to any...
ILYA SHAPIRO, CATO INSTITUTE Whatever’s happening with James Comey’s testimony, Donald Trump’s Twitter account, or congressional inaction on Obamacare repeal, tax reform, or much of anything else, from where I stand all that is #fakenews designed to distract your eyes from the prize: we have more judicial nominees! In an...
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...
LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Dr Ben Carson being under fire for saying "poverty is a state of mind" during an interview is a prime reason why black Americans should end their insane loyalty to Democrats. http://bit.ly/2qrbii2 In essence, Dr Carson compassionately gave his fellow blacks a crucial key to personal...
LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL AUSTIN, TEXAS -- The Texas House voted 96-47 on Friday regarding legislation that bans the most common second-trimester abortion procedure and regulates how health care providers dispose of unborn baby body remains. An addition to Senate Bill 8, this amendment prohibits physicians from dilation and evacuation abortions,...
JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ A federal court in Washington, DC just ordered the State Department bureaucracy to produce documents to the ACLJ at the highest rate since the election. This is the most significant progress we have made against the deep state bureaucracy that has continually thwarted federal law – refusing to...
WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE This morning’s Supreme Court opinion in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods, hinging on what I described in January as a dry point of statutory interpretation, is likely to stand as a landmark win for defendants in patent litigation – and, on a practical level, for fairer...
NEAL MCCLUSKEY, CATO INSTITUTE Everyone wants what’s best for children with disabilities. So it is not surprising when private schools—and hence school choice programs—are criticized because they do not have to accept all children with disabilities. We’ve heard the concerns before, and we heard them again in an NPR story...
BY SELWYN DUKE Editor's Note: Originally published by Selwyn Duke, May 16, 2016 - but unfortunately this is an issue which liberaldom keeps bringing up as part of their war on women and the family With Congress poised to possibly require women to register for the draft, reaction from the conservative...
BY BOB BARR The necessity for the federal government to know what items were being brought into the country from outside our borders, in order to ensure payment of customs duties, was deemed of such importance that the very first Congress in 1789 passed a law providing plenary authority for...
JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ I just received a call from the Vice President’s office. President Trump and Vice President Pence raised the case of American Pastor Andrew Brunson three times today with Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. This is exactly what we asked the President to do and is a major...
ADAM MICHEL & SALIM FURTH, HERITAGE FOUNDATION —SUMMARY Tax reform should be pursued within a holistic conservative framework for public finance, one that puts a priority on achieving budget balance in the medium term. That requires serious reforms to entitlement programs and a substantial reduction in the activities of the federal...
ILYA SHAPIRO, CATO INSTITUTE An Argentine attorney, Maximiliano Gluzman, completed a master’s in law (LL.M.) at Vanderbilt Law School—including a heavy dose of common-law subjects—but was denied an opportunity to sit for the Tennessee bar, even though nobody disputes that he’s an “obviously a very, very qualified” lawyer (as one...