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The ACLJ Files Brief in Critical Case Involving Discrimination Against Christian Schools

LAURA HERNANDEZ, ACLJ Last week, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed an amicus brief with the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Carson...

“Lamborghini Abortionist” Admits Profits from Body Parts

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL SAN FRANCISCO, CA – On the sixth day of the civil trial of Planned Parenthood v. The Center for Medical Progress (CMP), the...

Planned Parenthood Director’s Story Unravels in Court

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL SAN FRANCISCO, CA – On the fifth day of the civil trial of Planned Parenthood v. The Center for Medical Progress (CMP), Planned...

Mixed Court Ruling Strikes Down 2 Pro-Life Laws, Upholds Several Restrictions

OLIVIA SUMMERS, ACLJ Recently, a federal court judge in the Eastern District of Virginia handed down a mixed ruling in the Falls Church Medical Center, LLC...

New York City Will Fine You for Saying ‘Illegal Alien’

That's an Assault on the Constitution HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The propaganda, surveillance, and censorship of Big Brother in George Orwell’s novel “1984” has now...

O’Rourke: Churches That Don’t Support Rights Should Lose Exemption

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE Last night, at a CNN candidate forum on gay rights, CNN's Don Lemon asked Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke: "religious institutions like...

Judge Bans Evidence in Planned Parenthood Trial

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL The civil trial is now in the second week in the San Francisco Federal Courthouse, as Liberty Counsel defends Sandra Merritt against...

Beginning of the End: Tampa Counseling Ban Permanently Struck Down

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL TAMPA, FL – Today, federal Judge William F. Jung issued an order granting summary judgment to Liberty Counsel in its suit to invalidate...

Gun Owners of America Brief Refutes Bans on “Military Style” Firearms, Components

ERICH PRATT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA Last week, Gun Owners of America filed an important amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit, defending standard capacity magazines in the Duncan...

More Chicagoans Join Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Unconstitutional Impound Racket

The city holds cars ransom until innocent people pay for others' crimes ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE CHICAGO—Two more Chicago area residents joined a lawsuit filed...

Courts: Victory for Religious Freedom and Child Well-Being

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL LANSING, MI -- A federal court ruled that faith-based foster and adoption agencies in Michigan cannot be forced to close because they will...

ACLJ Files Lawsuit Against FBI Over FOIA Regarding Comey’s Spies in the White House

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ We told you about the reports that fired FBI Director James Comey had planted spies in the White House. And we told...

Merritt Criminal Hearing Begins

LIBERTY COUNSEL SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The two-week preliminary criminal hearing began yesterday in the San Francisco Superior Court as Sandra Merritt defends against 15...

Planned Parenthood’s Case Over Videos Set for Trial

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A federal court in San Francisco has issued a mixed ruling by dismissing some of Planned Parenthood’s...

Employment Cases Go to Supreme Court

LIBERTY ALERT, LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. – Liberty Counsel filed two amicus briefs in support of employers in three Supreme Court cases regarding whether federal anti-discrimination laws should...

Two Recent en banc Decisions Exemplify the Injustice, Impracticality, and Persistent Confusion Inherent to...

JAY SCHWEIKERT, CATO INSTITUTE In the last week, the Fifth and the Eighth Circuits, sitting en banc, have each issued major, fractured decisions on the...

Doctors and Nurses Forced to Perform Abortions

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ At the ACLJ, we are committed to defending life and that includes the life of the unborn. Recently, there were two important victories...

Planned Parenthood Refuses to Protect Life

LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Planned Parenthood has refused to comply with President Trump’s Protect Life Rule and officially withdrew yesterday from the Title X Family Planning...

Nevada Families Ask Court to Restore Tax Credits for Scholarships

Legislature passed bill without supermajority required for revenue-raising bills ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Las Vegas, Nev.—As Nevada students return to classrooms this week, some will...

ACLJ Files Records Request for Information Regarding Anti-Semitic Event Hosted by Taxpayer Supported University

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ It’s stunning to think a state university would allow an anti-Israel, anti-Semitic conference. But it’s unconscionable that it would use tax dollars to...

A Response to Professor Tribe’s Deeply Deceptive Claims About Race, Racism, and Abortion

HARRY G. HUTCHISON, ACLJ Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe recently offered a stunningly false claim regarding abortion. He stated: White Supremacists oppose abortion because they fear it’ll...

Speech Code of the Month: Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Laura Beltz, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Chances are you’ve posted or sent something online that someone, somewhere, could consider “annoying.” Although a...

Labor Department Protects Religious Freedom

LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Trump administration has proposed a rule which protects faith-based organizations that contract with the federal government by allowing them to make...

Enforcement of HHS Rule Cutting Title X Tax Dollars from Planned Parenthood Begins

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ Earlier this year, the Trump Administration dealt a painful blow to Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses through a new rule blocking millions from...

Illinois Family Sues to End Compulsory Eviction Law for Crimes House Guest Committed

After a house guest was arrested, Granite City, Ill. police are now trying to evict everyone in the home: An innocent family with three...

Tennessee Lawmakers Affirm Life

LIBERTY COUNSEL NASHVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimonies this week for an amendment to a bill that would affirm that life begins at...

The Bladensburg Cross: The Court Moves in the Right Direction

JOHN A. SPARKS, THE INSTITUTE FOR FAITH & FREEDOM A large cross erected in 1925 by Gold Star mothers in honor of their 49 fallen...

July 2019 Speech Code of the Month: California State University Channel Islands

Laura Beltz, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education What’s the most common type of speech code in FIRE’s Spotlight database? The answer might surprise you. It’s...

Federal Court Upholds Censorship of Dietary Advice

Health Coach Plans to Appeal Decision to 11th Circuit Court of Appeals MATT POWERS, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Pensacola, Fl.—In a blow to entrepreneurs across the Sunshine...

Being “Pro-Life” Shouldn’t Cost You A Job

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ For over two decades the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has been at the forefront of advancing and defending the...