David French

A Matter of Honor: Why So Many Soldiers Are Angry at the Bergdahl Deal

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ I’ve spent the last two weeks on vacation — the first real family vacation since shortly after I returned home from Iraq...

The VA’s Disgrace and Bureaucracies’ Inevitable Failure

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ So the VA is getting tough now. After revelations in state after state that the VA has essentially cooked its books to hide scheduling delays...

The Legal Significance of Labeling Pro-Life Speech ‘Torture’

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Kathryn Lopez has been covering the ongoing effort by radical pro-abortion NGOs to apply the U.N. Convention against Torture to the Catholic Church for...

Manufacturing Scientific Consensus—In Four Easy Steps!

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Among the many virtues of aggressive litigation — in addition, of course, to the fundamental goal of obtaining justice for your clients...

On the Verge of Victory: Is the Obama Administration Backing Down From Handing Over...

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ This morning’s Wall Street Journal has this encouraging report: Less than a month after announcing its plan to abandon U.S. protection of the...

Victory Update: Conservative Christian Professor Awarded Promotion, Back Pay

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Late last month a federal jury in North Carolina found that the University of North Carolina-Wilmington retaliated against conservative Christian professor Mike...

The Radical Left’s High-Stakes Gamble on Intolerance

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Not for the first time, the radical Left is moving rapidly away from any respect for free speech and pluralism and is...

Another Victory for Religious Liberty: Freedom for Christian Employers

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ On the heels of last month’s jury verdict for a Christian professor punished by his employer for his conservative and Christian speech,...

So, the U.N. Wants Control of the Internet

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ This morning the ACLJ launched a fast-growing petition (23,000 signatures in the first six hours) protesting the Obama Administration’s decision to hand...

The HHS Mandate’s Defenders Ignore Balancing Tests

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Defenders of Hobby Lobby’s religious freedom have long confronted arguments like the following: “Well, if Hobby Lobby wins, then won’t that mean...

A Federal Jury Speaks, and Academic Freedom Wins

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Thursday, in Greenville, N.C., a federal jury found that the University of North Carolina–Wilmington (UNCW) violated the free speech rights of conservative Christian professor Mike...

FCC Pulls the Plug on Scandalous Study of American Newsrooms

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ The Federal Communications Commission has pulled the plug on its plans to monitor American newsrooms. In a statement issued , the FCC...

Attacks on Memorial Crosses Multiply

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Last week a “humanist” group filed a lawsuit in Prince George’s County, Md., demanding the removal from public land of a 40-foot cross memorializing...

The IRS: The Government’s Most Pathetic Agency

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ As Lois “Not Even a Smidgen of Corruption” Lerner asserts her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination yet again, it’s useful to take a bit broader...

It’s Time for Britain to Be Great Again

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ As Europe stares at the reemergence of classic power politics, I’m struck by the weakness of our European allies. As a matter...

The Czar Strikes Back? Russian Armor in Crimea

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ With some parts of the Russian security state moving into Crimea, thoughtful people are saying that Putin is “intent on refighting the Cold War,”...

Partial Victory? No New IRS Rules Before the 2014 Elections

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ The Washington Times has just reported a key development in the battle against IRS censorship. The IRS may be backing down: The IRS said Wednesday...

Echoes of the IRS in the FCC Snooping Scandal

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ The IRS targeting scandal is of course multi-faceted, but one of its key elements was the use of comprehensive IRS questionnaires to...

Those Against Paying for Abortion Pills Are Secessionists?

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ So says legal scholar Garrett Epps in The Atlantic. Alarmed by the Supreme Court’s recent stay in the Little Sisters of the Poor...

Deception In Case Against the Little Sisters of the Poor

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ A key theme of the Obama administration’s 37-page response to the Little Sisters of the Poor’s request for an injunction against the HHS abortion-pill Mandate,...