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Virginia Church Goes to Appeals Court

LIBERTY COUNSEL Lighthouse Fellowship Church filed its opening brief to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in the federal lawsuit against Governor Ralph Northam for violating its...

NY Court Condemns Discrimination of Religious Services

LIBERTY COUNSEL Today , a federal judge ruled that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Letitia James, and Mayor Bill de Blasio may not order...

Crime and the Takings Clause: They Go Together

ROGER PILON, CATO INSTITUTE Little noticed among the decisions the Supreme Court handed down today, buried in its long list of cert denials, is an...

Racist, Toxic, and Dysfunctional Nature of Planned Parenthood

OLIVIA SUMMERS, ACLJ We’ve been saying it for years – Planned Parenthood lies, was founded on racist and eugenic ideologies, targets African Americans, and is evil. Now, Planned Parenthood...

Radio Recap – SCOTUS Rules Against Life

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ The Supreme Court ruled against life today. On today’s Jay Sekulow Live, we discussed the Supreme Court’s latest ruling against life. Chief Justice John Roberts cast...

Religious Liberty Is Alive and Well at the U.S. Supreme Court

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE Last week’s Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, interpreting employment discrimination on the basis of “sex” to include sexual orientation and gender...

SCOTUS Decides Employment Cases – But likely does not apply to religious employers

LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a 6-3 opinion written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a lengthy opinion holding that, “An employer who...

Rebutting the IACP’s Spurious Defense of Qualified Immunity

JAY SCHWEIKERT, CATO INSTITUTE The Cato Institute has been engaged in a strategic campaign to abolish qualified immunity for over two years now. In all that time, the...

On Second Amendment, Supreme Court Abdicates Its Duty to Say What the Law Is

ILYA SHAPIRO, CATO INSTITUTE With today’s decision to deny all pending petitions raising Second Amendment issues—Cato had filed in three—the Supreme Court has abdicated its responsibility to say what the...

The Supreme Court’s Dereliction of Duty on Qualified Immunity

JAY SCHWEIKERT, CATO INSTITUTE This morning, the Supreme Court denied all of the major cert petitions raising the question of whether qualified immunity should be reconsidered. This...

Spending on Police by State

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Amid the outcry over George Floyd’s death and subsequent protests, some people are calling for defunding the police. Zeroing out the...

Romanian Churches Sue Illinois Governor for Discrimination

LIBERTY COUNSEL CHICAGO, IL – Romanian churches have filed a federal lawsuit against Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker for his unconstitutional executive orders discriminating against churches by restricting...

Tennessee Parents Blast Court Ruling Against ESA Program

Absent appellate relief, Tennessee parents won't be able to use ESA program next school year. CONOR BECK, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Today, the Chancery Court for Davidson...

US Dept. of Education Issues New Title IX Due Process Protections

BREAKING: Education Dept. issues new Title IX regs with crucial campus due process protections, adopts Supreme Court sexual harassment definition WASHINGTON, May 6, 2020 —...

Pelosi Tried to Slip a Billion Dollars in Abortion Funding in Coronavirus Bill

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the radical pro-abortion Left tried to slip a BILLION dollars in taxpayer funding for abortions...

Protecting Abortion Survivors in Wyoming

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL The Wyoming House recently passed 44-16 a bill that would mandate life-saving measures for babies that are born alive after an...

Why Ban Employee Prayer?

MATT STAVER, LIBERTY COUNSEL Of all the times to ban employee prayer, a manager in a large distribution center of a major US company chose...

Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties Exploding in Number

SECOND AMENDMENT NEWS, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA There are now over 1,000 counties, cities, and towns that have passed sanctuary resolutions in 34 separate states. The...

Condemn Rep. Tlaib’s Attack on Prayer

LIBERTY ALERTS, ACLJ Representative Rashida Tlaib unleashed a profanity-laced attack on the National Day of Prayer. The President rightly declared a National Day of Prayer yesterday...

Pittsburgh Retiree to Finally Get Life Savings Back from Federal Government

ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE PITTSBURGH—Terry Rolin’s life savings of $82,373 will finally be returned to him, nearly six months after it was wrongfully seized...

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California Governor Bans Singing and Chanting in Church

LIBERTY ALERTS, WND.COM California Governor Bans Singing and Chanting in Church You can riot, but what you absolutely cannot do in the Socialist Republic of...

NEW: June jobs report SHATTERS expectations

The White House • July 2, 2020 America added 4.8 million jobs in June—the largest monthly increase ever recorded, according to today’s report from the Bureau...

Devolution to Revolution: An Already Demoralized U.S. is Now Being Destabilized

BY SELWYN DUKE The two destabilizing events recently occurring back-to-back, the response to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic and the George Floyd rioting, illustrate well how...

FDA: Deregulating during the pandemic, and beyond

~Don’t waste a crisis. Regulatory flexibility merits serious consideration for the long term.~ Dvorah A. Richman The press has obsessively focused on supposed government shortfalls regarding COVID-19...