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...
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...
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...
LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Liberty Counsel’s Assistant Vice President of Legal Affairs, Roger Gannam, will testify and present a brief today at the public meeting of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) in Jacksonville, urging amendment of article I, sec. 23 of the Florida Constitution to clarify that it does...
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL MONTGOMERY, AL — Today, the Special Court of retired judges, sitting as the Alabama Supreme Court, issued its decision affirming the Court of the Judiciary’s (COJ) September 30, 2016, opinion imposing a lifetime suspension for Chief Justice Roy Moore. “This opinion and the entire case against...
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON –  The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley to decide whether excluding churches from public grant program violates the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause and the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, who...
LIBERTY COUNSEL LINCOLN, NE – Today Nebraska state senators ended debate on LB173, a bill that would have added “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the state’s employment nondiscrimination statues. This bill would also have allowed municipalities to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to their public accommodation and...
LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL A Kentucky district judge, Henry Wilhoit, dismissed a lawsuit in which Chris Sevier and Elizabeth Ording demanded the constitutional right to marry their laptop and parrot, respectively. These two individuals were seeking to demonstrate that marriage is not a right but a privilege that is narrowly...
LIBERTY COUNSEL SAN FRANCISCO – Yesterday, the California Attorney General issued a 15-count felony indictment claiming that the two pro-life journalists, Sandra “Susan” Merritt, represented by Liberty Counsel, and David Daleiden, violated state law by recording Planned Parenthood officials regarding the sale of baby body parts. The allegations say Merritt and...
JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ It is unmistakably clear that our federal government’s national security apparatus faces opposition from an ever-expanding and ever-ramifying network of individuals and groups that are prepared to subvert the Constitution, the rule of law and our national security interests in order to advance their own ideological precommitments. One...
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL ASHLAND, KY -- Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis received another victory today when U. S. Magistrate Judge Edward Atkins entered an order in Miller v. Davis, denying the plaintiffs’ demand that Davis pay the ACLU $231,000 in attorney’s fees. Davis previously won her fight for religious...
HARRY G. HUTCHISON, ACLJ On President Trump’s first day in office, the ACLJ has already achieved a significant victory as the President adopts a key ACLJ recommendation aimed at bringing down pro-abortion ObamaCare. As one of his first acts, President Trump issued an Executive order directing the Secretary of Health and...
LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL MONTGOMERY, AL - According to the Alabama Political Reporter (APR), Senators Dick Brewbaker and Bill Hightower are offering constitutional amendments that would rein in the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) and the Court of the Judiciary (COJ) in Alabama. The JIC was created to investigate, receive, and initiate...
ACLJ joins legal defense BY JAY SEKULOW We have just taken on the most significant U.S. federal court case in defense of Israel’s legitimacy as a Jewish state. Palestinian activists opposed to the existence of the State of Israel have filed a billion-dollar lawsuit in federal district court in Washington, DC, against...
ACLJ joins legal defense BY JAY SEKULOW We have just taken on the most significant U.S. federal court case in defense of Israel’s legitimacy as a Jewish state. Palestinian activists opposed to the existence of the State of Israel have filed a billion-dollar lawsuit in federal district court in Washington, DC, against...
ILYA SHAPIRO, CATO INSTITUTE California has a “mandatory mediation and conciliation process” whereby unions can force agricultural employers into collective bargaining and also bind the employers to the terms of a collective-bargaining agreement drawn up by a “neutral” mediator. This is the only such compulsory-bargaining law in the country. One employer...
EAGLE FORUM, EDUCATION REPORTER Accommodating transgender students, those who believe or wish themselves to be a sex different than their biological sex, is a big issue in schools across the nation. Districts are being bullied into going against common sense and biology. Out of fear of lawsuits, punishment by the...
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL HOUSTON, TX -- Today the Liberty Counsel legal team representing Sandra "Susan" Merritt appeared with Sandra in the Houston Criminal Court. The District Attorney told the judge that the DA's office offered pre-trial diversion reducing the charge from a felony to a misdemeanor. The judge was...
JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ A federal judge handed the Obama Administration yet another loss yesterday in the congressional lawsuit to get the truth behind the Fast and Furious fiasco that permitted the illegal sales of guns in order to track the sellers and purchasers. Fast and Furious is yet another example of...