Geoffrey Surtees

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear HHS Mandate Challenges

GEOFFREY SURTEES, ACLJ On June 28, 2012, in one of its most consequential and controversial decisions ever, NFIB v. Sebelius, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld...

Taking the Abortion-Pill Mandate to the Supreme Court

GEOFFREY SURTEES, ACLJ Today, as announced here, the ACLJ has taken a challenge to the HHS Mandate directly to the United States Supreme Court.  Last...

Pulverizing the HHS Mandate

GEOFFREY SURTEES, ACLJ Yesterday, Judge Richard E. Dorr, a federal judge in Springfield, Missouri, struck a blow against the federal government and its enforcement of...

Challenging the Mandate: Not Just for Catholics

GEOFFREY SURTEES, ACLJ Last week, twelve lawsuits involving forty-three Catholic schools, dioceses, and charities were filed in federal courts across the country. These suits challenge the...

HHS Mandate Lawsuit Tidal Wave

GEOFFREY SURTEES, ACLJ Today, twelve lawsuits were filed in federal courts around the country challenging the HHS mandate requiring health insurance plans to include coverage...

Secretary Sebelius Ignorant of the Constitution?

GEOFFREY SURTEES, ACLJ Last Thursday, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, appeared at a full committee hearing of the House Education and Workforce...

U.S. Department of Planned Parenthood

Geoffrey Surtees, ACLJ Anyone who doubts that the current administration is in the back pocket of Planned Parenthood need only consider the latest personnel shift...

Narrow Defeat of Religious Liberty Amendment in the U.S. Senate

GEOFFREY SURTEES, ACLJ Thursday, the United States Senate voted to defeat the Blunt Amendment, disregarding the First Amendment and the best of our country’s traditions,...

Accommodation? Not.

GEOFFREY SURTEES, ACLJ Last Friday, reacting to the overwhelming groundswell in opposition to a federal regulation mandating religious institutions to provide insurance coverage for abortion-causing...