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“100 years strong.” That is what Planned Parenthood and its allies were chanting this weekend on the 100th anniversary of the abortion giant’s founding. Even President Obama tweeted his support. For a century, Planned Parenthood has made it possible for women to determine their own lives. Here's to another #100YearsStrong . — President Obama (@POTUS) October 16, 2016 Yet behind the façade of this celebration hides the memories of at least 7 million babies who never saw their birthdays because... read more

A recent federal court hearing highlighted the importance of protecting the First Amendment rights of investigative journalists – in this instance, individuals exposing illegal and unethical acts of abortion providers and fetal tissue procurement companies and researchers – as well as the public’s right to contact law enforcement to report what they believe to be evidence of criminal activity. As you likely recall, several videos released by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) last summer... read more

The constitutional rights of pregnancy resource centers and pro-life advocates in California were dealt a serious blow last week by yet another federal court. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision refusing to enjoin California’s recently enacted FACT Act, a law that compels pro-life crisis pregnancy centers and pregnancy resource centers to advertise and refer for abortions. We previously reported on the arguments of this case here. Our clients, LivingWell Medical... read more

Too often the policies and the narrative of the Obama Administration represent a serious break from reality. In an effort to convince conniving and violent enemies that we are peace-loving, as if that would make a difference to them, we sabotage the defense of our nation. Whether it is placing arbitrary limits on our military’s use of force, telegraphing in advance to our enemies what we will or will not do to defeat them, or just plain political correctness in overdrive---we place the security... read more

73 days. It might seem like a short amount of time, but in the context of the transition from the 44th President of the United States to the 45th, it may prove to be an eternity. The time between Election Day and Inauguration Day is always one of uncertainty in Washington, D.C. It is often marked with a decided uptick in displays of executive power (both legitimate and illegitimate). But this election cycle is shaping up to be particularly problematic in this regard. The 73 days between... read more

Three years after we filed a lawsuit on their behalf, and for some, nearly seven years after they submitted their applications for tax-exempt status, the grassroots conservative groups that were targeted by the IRS for their political views are finally receiving some of the relief to which they have long been entitled—determinations on those applications. In early August, the federal appellate court for the District of Columbia Circuit held that the plaintiffs who filed suit in Linchpins of... read more

Babies and their mothers in Kenya are afforded unprecedented protections against abortion because of Article 26(4) of the Kenyan constitutional that bans abortion except in emergency situations or danger to the life or health of the mother. But the abortion industry and the global abortion lobby, including Kenya’s Centre for Reproductive Rights, are trying to undermine these protections for life. They have filed a suit in the High Court of Kenya in Nairobi alleging that Kenya’s Ministry of... read more

This week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in PHH Corp. V. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) dealt a major blow to the Obama Administration’s stubborn defense of rogue and renegade bureaucratic agencies that steal our democracy one agency at a time. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the unaccountable execution of executive power by ruling that the 5-year old CFPB’s unusual independence is unconstitutional. In reaching this decision, the court elevated individual liberty and... read more

We have just confirmed that Pakistan’s Supreme Court has just postponed the final appeal hearing for Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five who is on death row for her Christian faith. Our international affiliate, the European Center for Law and Justice, through its office in Pakistan was present in the courtroom early this morning. Our legal team reports: The court didn't hear the argument today. One of the justices, Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rehman, was recused because he was the Chief Justice of the... read more

As the United States and the rest of the freedom-loving world face ever-increasing threats from jihadists, we often find ourselves debating one another about the true cause of radical Islamic jihadists. What causes someone to radicalize into a terrorist willing to inflict mass casualties, often resulting in his or her own death? Do they turn to organizations like ISIS (the Islamic State) and al Qaeda because they don’t have a good education, good job opportunities, or other socioeconomic... read more

Sekulow: "FBI Corruption Revealed" Ep. 402


FBI Director James Comey has broken the sacred trust of the American people. He conducted a faux investigation into the State Department email scandal. He handed out immunity and ignored evidence to protect the Clinton Team from prosecution. He put President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton’s...

Asia Bibi, Pakistani Christian and mother of five, is on death row. Pakistan’s Supreme Court is set to hear the final appeal of her case in just two days – Thursday, October 13th. Today, we delivered an emergency letter in support of Asia to Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States. Our letter requests that he do everything in his power to advocate for Asia’s freedom, and for “the protection of the rights and religious freedoms of all Pakistani citizens.” Asia has been death row for her... read more

The Obama Administration has told a federal judge that it can’t turn over any documents on the Iran lie cover-up until November 8th – Election Day. And now bombshell revelations today appear to show why. The Obama Administration was coordinating talking points on the lies surrounding the Iran deal with the Clinton Team. It’s not ironic; it’s intentional. The Washington Free Beacon details the latest revelations: Senior Clinton campaign officials were in direct contact with the White House to... read more

As we reported last week, the Obama Administration has committed still another act of reckless incompetence jeopardizing our national security. This time, the Secretary of Homeland Security testified to Congress that he did not know whether any of the people wrongly granted U.S. citizenship were from Libya or Syria or other countries of national security concern. This is not okay. Secretary Jeh Johnson is the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This is a cabinet level position . read more

The Supreme Court of Pakistan is finally scheduled to hear Asia Bibi’s case in just five days. Asia, a Christian mother of five, has been in prison for seven years for allegations of blasphemy, facing execution by hanging. Her co-workers alleged that she blasphemed the Prophet Muhammad’s name. According to Pakistan’s constitution, all laws must be consistent with Sharia, Islamic law. True to its constitution, Pakistan’s penal code punishes any insult to the Islamic Prophet Muhammad with the... read more

FBI Director James Comey has broken the sacred trust of the American people. He conducted a faux investigation into the State Department email scandal in which dozens of confidential and top-secret emails passing through an unsecured, private server put our national security at risk. He handed out immunity deals to most of the major players involved in the investigation. He ignored evidence to protect the Clinton Team from prosecution. He put President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton’s... read more

The ACLJ has filed its third Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the lawless Obama State Department, its biggest one yet. The suit was filed yesterday in federal court in Washington, D.C. It not only demands answers about the Obama Administration’s collusion with the Clinton Foundation, but it also ratchets up our litigation efforts against the Obama Administration by asking the federal district court in Washington, D.C. to deal with the Administration’s pattern and practice of... read more

Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed Monday that the United States is ending its talks with Russia regarding coordination designed to bring temporary peace to Syria for the purpose of delivering humanitarian aid, in the war-torn nation. Quoted in the Wall Street Journal , the U.S. chief diplomat faulted Russia for prolonging the Syrian conflict and not acting in good faith: “My government is absolutely convinced that we are in pursuit of the correct goals in Syria, but we acknowledge in... read more

Today’s jaw-dropping news indicates the active complicity of Justice Department officials in thwarting the investigation into how senior Obama State Department officials set up and used an unsecured server to transmit classified national security information. Information contained in a letter sent today from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte to Attorney General Lynch verifies that Obama Administration officials entered into a pair of “side agreements” with two of Hillary... read more

As the Supreme Court term kicked off, the Court delivered yet another blow to President Obama’s lawless Executive overreach attempts to unilaterally rewrite our nation’s immigration laws without congressional consent. Earlier this year the Supreme Court affirmed (by an equally divided Court following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia) the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to block President Obama’s lawless immigration rewrite. The Administration then asked the high Court to rehear the... read more

Late Friday, just hours before the deadline, a federal judge ruled against four states that are challenging President Obama’s long-planned giveaway of control over key aspects of the Internet. After Congress failed to take any action to block the transfer last week, four states (Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, and Nevada) filed a lawsuit and requested a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the transfer. The federal judge held an emergency hearing Friday afternoon – the last... read more

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has wrongly permitted hundreds of immigrants scheduled for deportation to be given citizenship . DHS incompetence poses a major security threat to the United States because many of these immigrants come from known terrorist-haven countries. In fact, of the aliens wrongfully given citizenship, 1 served in a sensitive position as a law enforcement officer, 3 possessed security clearances to ports or airports, and 2 were referred to the FBI for... read more

We’ve just received word that ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow’s latest book, Unholy Alliance: The Agenda Iran, Russia, and Jihadists Share for Conquering the World , is a New York Times Best Seller! Unholy Alliance will debut at number 12 on the New York Times October 9th Combined Print & E-book Nonfiction Best Sellers List, number 17 on the Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers List, and number 11 on the E-book Nonfiction Best Sellers List. The book’s placement on three of the most prestigious best... read more

The ISIS genocide continues. The Obama Administration acknowledged that the atrocities, in fact, constitute genocide but has done little to stop it. This ongoing genocide will be one of the biggest issues facing our next President. The ACLJ, along with over 217,000 Americans, wants to know how the next President of the United States will end ISIS’s ongoing genocide against Christians and other religious minorities. As promised, and as part of our broader campaign against the genocide, this week... read more

Keep the Web Secure and Free

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Imagine this dramatic scenario: the White House pushes for the United States to abandon its historic role as protector of the Internet, transferring the last vestige of that authority over to a private organization populated by international tech gurus. But the gurus also hold seven smartcards that...

The Obama Administration continues its disappointing and spineless response to terror attacks on American citizens. After Congress unanimously passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) allowing victims of the 9/11 attack to sue Saudi Arabia, President Obama, this past week, vetoed this bill, which would permit victims to pursue judicially approved compensation within the parameters of the rule of law. Properly understood, President Obama’s action constitutes the irresponsible... read more

It is a dangerous thing to be in a war – and behave like you are not in a war. It allows your adversary to win the war of ideas and propaganda. It is confusing and demoralizing to your allies and unsettling to your citizens. Ultimately, it ensures actual battlefield success for your enemy. And, frankly, it is delusional. The Obama Administration’s continued resistance to name the enemy and to fully acknowledge the threats we face is more than troubling; it is alarming. The stated reason by the... read more

It is a staggering and dumbfounding pattern that demands accountability and an independent investigation. Although the record shows that the Obama Administration has placed political calculations over national security numerous times , astonishing new evidence of a shambolic Department of Justice investigation emerged late last week. This evidence is consistent with the suspicion that the Department of Justice and the FBI never intended to prosecute anyone in connection with senior Obama... read more

This week, our nation faces a looming deadline that could forever alter the future of cybersecurity and Internet freedom. The Obama Administration is banking on you not paying attention as this historic moment nears. But we have the opportunity to fight back and demand that our Members of Congress keep the Internet free and secure for everyone. We’ve been fighting on this front for years, but now the deadline looms. As ACLJ Special Counsel Craig Parshall previously explained in detail , Imagine... read more

We’ve once again expanded the reach of our advocacy in an exciting way. Today, the challenges we face are immense. But we’re launching a brand new opportunity for many of you to be part of the solution and get the vital news and information that will impact you and your family. Our daily radio show , Jay Sekulow Live!, currently airs on close to a thousand stations across the nation reaching millions of listeners. Through Facebook, Periscope, podcasts, and, we reach an additional... read more

I first met Thandi in 2006 while working at an orphanage for abandoned infants in South Africa. She was a thriving four-month-old with an infectious smile and a very distinctive scar on her tiny bald scalp. Even at only four months old, Thandi exhibited a profound fighting spirit to overcome the circumstances that led her to our care, as she battled to gain weight and heal from illness after illness. Several weeks after arriving at the orphanage, I inquired about Thandi’s scar. I was informed... read more

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A Christian boy has been arrested and imprisoned in Pakistan for blasphemy simply for “liking” a picture on Facebook. On September 19, 2016, our international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice’s (ECLJ) office in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), received word that Nabeel Masih, a sixteen-year-old Christian boy, had been charged with blasphemy. Nabeel’s crime was “liking” a supposedly sacrilegious picture of the Kaaba, a black cube-shaped structure at the center of... read more

Our lawsuit against the Obama State Department for covering up its Iran lie has entered a critical stage. The State Department has filed its answer to our lawsuit in federal district court in Washington, DC, and the Court has issued its first order setting in motion a number of upcoming litigation actions. As we’ve reported , we sued the State Department in federal court because it refused to comply with our lawful requests for records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). We had... read more

The world is changing every day. And if we don’t change our strategy to confront our mortal enemies, the world as we know it could cease to exist. There are so many questions we face: Why do the jihadists hate us? What is their end goal? How are Russia, Iran, and jihadists collaborating for our demise? In this crucial election year, you need the facts. Number 1 New York Times Bestselling author, Jay Sekulow, just released his latest book, "Unholy Alliance: The Agenda Iran, Russia, and Jihadists... read more

“I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan.” The words of Hippocrates , the fourth century B.C. father of Western medicine, are plain rubbish according to many “health” professionals today. For proponents of euthanasia (literally, but falsely, meaning “a good death”), the Hippocratic Oath , the long-standing creed of sound patient care, should be replaced with an oath that undermines the very nature of medicine itself: “I will end the life of my... read more

The world scene is changing, and not for the better. In recent weeks, Iran and Russia – two countries that exploit perceived weakness – have repeatedly flexed their muscles against the U.S. military – both in the air and on the sea. The brazen and threatening actions aimed at our military are designed to do one thing – intimidate the United States. In addition to the provocative actions of Iran and Russia, we are constantly reminded of the growing threats of the Islamic State (ISIS) – radical... read more

In its response to this past weekend’s spate of terror attacks, the Obama Administration exposed once again a disturbing pattern of weakness, incompetence, and lack of accountability. This stubborn pattern undermines any serious root and branch effort to confront the terrorists whose goal is to destroy us. After a weekend of bloodshed in which two out of five attempted terror attacks in three states were successful, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest offered a feckless response . He... read more

It may surprise you to know that not all prayer in school is forbidden in America. In fact, we just helped secure a significant victory for one teacher who simply wanted to pray before the school day started. We, at the ACLJ, are excited to celebrate a victory in a recent religious liberty situation. In this specific instance, a high school art teacher in Fenton, Illinois, wanted to have a monthly prayer meeting during free time. School staff and parents had participated in the National Day of... read more

The First Amendment forbids the government from prohibiting the free exercise of religion. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a federal law passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in 1993, precludes the government from substantially burdening religious freedom without satisfying the strictest of judicial scrutiny. Our country, as the Supreme Court noted over forty years ago, has had “a happy tradition of avoiding unnecessary clashes with the dictates of conscience.” Despite all this, read more

The United States of America is the greatest country on the face of the earth. But we often fail to realize just how different our way of life and thinking is from the billions of people in other parts of the world. It’s why far too many of our leaders refuse to acknowledge the threat of radical Islamic jihad and call it out by name. It’s why far too many people wrongly think about radical Islamic terrorists as simply the heirs to the long line of freedom-hating enemies of the West. It’s why... read more

The Obama Administration continues its abrasive Executive overreach to push its agenda, bypassing Congressional approval and in direct opposition to the will of the American people. In its latest move, the Obama bureaucracy is trying to push through a new regulation to prevent state governments from redirecting Title X funds away from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to community health centers and other health care providers that provide more comprehensive health care for women... read more

As a nation, we are fortunate to be protected by the best Air Force in the world, which celebrates the anniversary of its founding on September 18th. The mission of the modern United States Air Force is “to fly, fight, and win in air, space, and cyberspace.” The Air Force has approximately 5,000 aircraft, 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles, and 60 satellites. It is comprised of roughly 650,000 active, civilian, reserve, and air guard personnel. Although not officially established until... read more

Sekulow: "Troubling Iran Exemptions – Part 2" Ep. 401

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When the United States entered into nuclear negotiations with Iran and allowed them to have all the leverage by requiring no preconditions such as the release of wrongfully imprisoned Americans, Iran was emboldened. Now reports indicate that there are troubling exemptions in favor of Iran all...

While ordinary Americans struggle to pay their bills, the Obama Administration’s State Department maintains a deeply troubling pattern of awarding access and favors to rich and powerful individuals and organizations. As Reuters notes in a January 2013 report , then Senator Kerry, whose net worth has been estimated to be between $184.3 million and $287.7 million, stated: “I will not participate personally and substantially in any particular matter that has a direct and predictable effect on my... read more

We’ve said it from the beginning. It’s been obvious to anyone who looks at the facts. When the United States entered into nuclear negotiations with Iran and allowed them to have all the leverage by requiring no preconditions such as the release of wrongfully imprisoned Americans, Iran was emboldened. When the nuclear deal was finalized and implemented, things got even worse for the United States, Israel, and global stability – but things continued to get better for Iran, the world’s largest... read more

As the United States commemorates the 15th Anniversary of the attacks of 9-11, the nation faces one of the most dangerous and complicated military/geo-political situations in recent history. The threat against United States’ global interests around the world, the safety of our troops abroad and of our citizens at home, is very real. These threats include the fact that China continues to ignore accepted international boundaries in the Pacific realm and North Korea persists in perfecting its... read more

The Middle East is an often complex weave of unlikely alliances, but their confluence today lead to new dangers – dangers we must look to history to understand and defeat. In my upcoming new book (due out September 20th), “ Unholy Alliance: The Agenda Iran, Russia, and Jihadists Share for Conquering the World, ” I uncover some of these dangerous trends and detail solutions that our nation’s leaders must take. This continues the in-depth analysis of radical Islam we began in #1 New York Times... read more

The media, typically sympathetic to abortion and slanted against pro-lifers, tends to paint those who stand up against abortion in a rather, let's say, unflattering way. Those who, in turn, draw their general impressions about groups from mainstream media therefore often share that prejudice against pro-lifers. This may be the explanation for the views of federal appeals court Judge Richard Posner, who recently voiced his negative perspective on pro-life picketing and sidewalk counseling. The... read more

For over two years, we have been fighting in federal court to vindicate the rights of Dustin Buxton, a Maryland student who was penalized, when applying for a seat in the Radiation Therapy Program at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), because he mentioned his faith during the admissions interview. We were fortunately able to resolve favorably the similar claims of another applicant to this program, Brandon Jenkins. With regard to Mr. Buxton, however, the court recently concluded, read more