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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...

New Lawsuit Challenges Mississippi Labeling Law That Makes Selling “Veggie Burgers” a Crime

Vegan food company Upton's Naturals and the Plant Based Food Association fight for First Amendment right to use terms consumers understand ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR...

Bursting Anti-Pro-Life Speech Bubble Zones at the Supreme Court

Walter M. Weber, ACLJ The ACLJ is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to grant review and pop the anti-speech bubbles the City of Chicago has enacted to...

Klein v. Oregon: Religious Liberty & Freedom of Speech v. Gay Rights

JOHN A. SPARKS, THE INSTITUTE FOR FAITH & FREEDOM Among recent actions by the U.S. Supreme Court, a four-sentence order may set the stage for the court...

Knight Institute v. Trump

JOHN SAMPLES, CATO INSTITUTE The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed a district court’s ruling that Donald Trump may not block Americans from...

What Data Manipulation Claims in a Climate Change Defamation Suit Has to Do with...

Walter M. Weber, ACLJ The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) just filed a friend of the court brief in a civil tort case addressing the...

Stop Censorship of Christian Flag

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL BOSTON, MA – Liberty Counsel has asked a federal district court to forgo a trial and order the city of Boston to allow...

A Cross We Proudly Bear

LIBERTY ALERTS, EAGLE FORUM A Waste of SCOTUS Time This past week, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to “PC” (politically correct) culture in a 7-2...

New Report: Nation’s Largest Forfeiture Program Fails to Fight Crime

Extensive Decade-Long Study Also Provides Fresh Evidence of 'Policing for Profit' in Federal Equitable Sharing Program ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Arlington, Va.—A new Institute for...

SCOTUS Reverses Oregon’s Decision to Punish Bakers

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a victory for Sweet Cakes Bakery and Melissa and Aaron Klein, today the U.S. Supreme Court sent their case...

CEOs Push Abortion Myth

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL ORLANDO, FL -- Executives from more than 180 companies published a full-page ad of a letter yesterday in the New York Times which conveys...

Savannah Judge Holds Tour-Guide Lawsuit Unconstitutional

Ruling vindicates Savannah guides in long-running free speech battle ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Savannah, Ga.—Does the First Amendment allow cities to make it illegal to...

Louisiana’s Democrat Governor Boldly Defies Party Platform, Choosing to Protect Unborn Babies Once Heartbeat...

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ There is nothing more innocent than a baby still growing in the mother’s womb. They don’t know anger. They don’t know hate....

Wisconsin Teacher’s Assault on Students

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL MADISON, WI – School administrators allowed a male science teacher in Madison Metropolitan School District to show a personal “transgender coming out” video to every...

Partial Pro-Life Victory in Supreme Court Exposes Evil of Margaret Sanger’s Eugenics Designs

Walter M. Weber, ACLJ The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a decision (pp. 9-34) that upheld an Indiana law requiring the humane disposition of aborted babies. While...

Louisiana Protects Unborn Children

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL The Louisiana House of Representatives yesterday passed 79-23, a “heartbeat bill” that will prohibit abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is...

New York Is Changing The Law To Go After Trump

BY BOB BARR You can’t be tried twice for the same offense. The concept of being free from “double jeopardy” is a right that has...

Business Owners Bring Free Speech Lawsuit Against “Mural Police”

Lawsuit seeks to stop Mandan, North Dakota, from removing mural CONOR BECK, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Last fall, August “Augie” Kersten, co-owner of the Lonesome Dove saloon...