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Alabama Justice Wins Free Speech Case

LIBERTY COUNSEL MONTGOMERY, AL - Today , a Federal district court in Alabama issued a preliminary injunction in favor of Liberty Counsel’s client, Alabama Supreme Court Justice...

Criminal Charges Against Planned Parenthood?

LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that Planned Parenthood and organ procurement companies could...

Defending the Decalogue (Again) in the Latest Ten Commandments Case at the Supreme Court

GEOFFREY SURTEES, ACLJ Today , we filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of the City of Bloomfield, New Mexico and a Ten Commandments...

Israel's Legitimacy as Jewish State Under Legal Assault in US Courts

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...

Israel’s Legitimacy as Jewish State Under Legal Assault in US Courts

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...

Justice Black’s Warnings Become Reality

BY JOHN A. SPARKS Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt was recently decided 5-3 by the U.S. Supreme Court. It struck down the Texas legislature’s regulations...

Abusive California Labor Law to Be Considered by State’s High Court

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...

Judicial Supremacy and the Bathroom Wars

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...

Is the Federal Minimum Wage Unconstitutional?

BY MARK HENDRICKSON It’s a familiar political scenario: Behind the fig leaf of compassion and fairness, progressives and the union-dominated Democratic Party want the federal...

ACLJ Punctures Abortion Safety Myth at Supreme Court

WALTER M. WEBER, ACLJ Have you heard the myth that abortion is safer than childbirth? Did you ever stop to think whether it makes sense...

Fast & Furious Guns Found in El Chapo Compound as Obama Scandal Cover-Up Loses...

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...

Fast & Furious Guns Found in El Chapo Compound as Obama Scandal Cover-Up Loses...

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...

Little Sisters of the Poor Continue Fight Against ObamaCare

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, January 11, 2016, Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief on behalf of Little Sisters of the...

The Battle for the Bible Continues

LAURA HERNANDEZ, ACLJ So far, over 157,000 Americans are standing with us in our fight against the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) and its outrageous...

When Battling the Government In Court, What Are You Free To Say in the...

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE Readers who follow the battles over forfeiture law may recall the recent case in which a North Carolina convenience store owner...

The Myth of Judicial Infallibility

WALTER M. WEBER, ACLJ Everyone understands that the President sometimes violates the Constitution. Everyone also understands that sometimes Congress violates the Constitution. Is it not...

Patel: Right Result, Wan Rationale

JIM HARPER, CATO INSTITUTE Making short work of the idea that facial challenges aren’t available under the Fourth Amendment, the Supreme Court ruled today in...

Obamacare Subsidies and Justice Anthony Kennedy

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES It’s not too much to say that President Obama’s domestic legislative legacy could turn on the outcome...

Coastal Virginia Public School Bathrooms, Next LGBT Frontier

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL NEWPORT NEWS, VA—Today, Liberty Counsel renewed its offer to represent the Gloucester County school district at no cost to taxpayers, after...

Holder Issues New Asset Forfeiture Restrictions

ADAM BATES, CATO INSTITUTE Today Attorney General Eric Holder issued new guidelines to federal prosecutors tightening the rules for seizing assets for so-called “structuring” offenses. Under the...

King v. Burwell and the Rule of Law

THE HONORABLE ORRIN G. HATCH, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract From the early days of the Republic, a core component of our constitutional character has been the idea...

Here’s One Way to Reach Scientific Consensus

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Earlier this week, I posted about Dr. James Enstrom’s successful settlement of his lawsuit against UCLA. Long a dissenter against environmentalist scare-mongering,...

How the Supreme Court Should Decide The Same-Sex Union Cases

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear four cases involving the issue of same-sex unions. These...

Victories Build Momentum to End Civil Forfeiture

SCOTT BULLOCK, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Summing up 2014 in the last issue of Liberty & Law, Chip Mellor wrote that is in the right...

Academic Boycotters of Israel Can’t Hide Unlawful Discrimination

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Yesterday, the University of California’s student-worker union (UAW Local 2865)voted on whether to join the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel....

More Abortion Distortion in Obamacare

NATHANAEL BENNETT, ACLJ From day one, we have warned that the real danger of Obamacare is not in the 2,700 pages of its text (as...

Taking On Anti-Israel Discrimination Again

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Next week the University of California student-workers union, UAW 2865 (yes, it’s affiliated with United Auto Workers), will vote on its Joint Council’s...