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By Nathanael Bennett1309027414000

The ACLJ's national petition campaign to urge President Bush to protect prayer by military chaplains continues to generate support and the nomination of Judge Alito to the Supreme Court is about to take center stage.

The ACLJ is approaching 200,000 names on our national petition urging President Bush to issue an executive order to ensure that military chaplains can pray according to their faith.  We are working with members of Congress on this critical issue and are hopeful that President Bush will take action to protect the constitutional rights of our military chaplains to meet the spiritual needs of our men and women on the front lines around the world.

At the same time, anticipation is growing for the confirmation hearings to begin January 9th for Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito.  It will be an intense time before the Senate Judiciary Committee and our Washington, D.C. team continues to prepare to ensure that Judge Alito not only gets a fair hearing - but is ultimately confirmed by the Senate.

As 2006 approaches, it is a busy time at the American Center for Law and Justice.  We will keep you posted about these issues and many others as the new year unfolds.

The Constant Defense Against Tyranny

By Edward White1427310374782

An ever-growing federal government seeks to control the populace. That is the nature of the beast. Those in power want more power. They want no opposition. As Thomas Jefferson stated, “History has informed us that bodies of men, as well as individuals, are susceptible of the spirit of tyranny.” And...

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Defending Rights for the Discriminated

By Carly F. Gammill1427120936000

Last year we filed a lawsuit on behalf of Brandon Jenkins, a student who was denied admission to the Radiation Therapy Program at the Community College of Baltimore County (a public college) after he expressed a religious viewpoint during the program’s admissions process. Because Mr. Jenkins had...

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A Climate of Hate on Campus

By Carly F. Gammill1426775961000

Jewish students feel increasingly under siege on American college campuses. The latest evidence? A rash of vandalism of Jewish fraternities or other centers of Jewish student activity. Whether they’re expressions of sober hate or malicious, drunken pranks , these acts represent, at best, a callous...

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Victory For Religious Organization

By ACLJ.org1423158535092

Today, the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion in favor of our client, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, USA (IVCF), upholding a religious organization’s First Amendment right to select ministers and spiritual leaders free from governmental inference. The decision is a huge victory for religious...

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