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Geoffrey Surtees

Geoffrey Surtees is an attorney with the ACLJ and specializes in religious civil liberties. Geoff is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law and holds a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies (summa cum laude) from the Pontifical Lateran University. Since joining the ACLJ as an attorney in 2001, Geoff has been active in a wide array of First Amendment cases, including the free speech rights of pro-life demonstrators and public school students. He has also participated in cases involving the conscience rights of medical personnel and the religious rights of public and private employees.

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Geoffrey Surtees

SCOTUS to Review Non-Profit Mandate Cases

By Geoffrey Surtees1446843440207

The Supreme Court announced today what many have been waiting to hear since the Court handed down its decision in the Hobby Lobby case. It will decide whether the federal government can force a faith-based ministry to comply with the HHS Mandate by requiring it, over and against its religious...

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HHS Mandate Challenges Move Forward

By Geoffrey Surtees1442515755574

Thanks to two decisions of a federal court of appeals handed down today ( here and here ), it is now almost certain that the U.S. Supreme Court will decide next term whether the Obama administration can force religious entities, institutions, and groups -- under pain of severe financial penalties...

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Helping Little Sisters of the Poor

By Geoffrey Surtees1440436960697

Just over one year ago, the Supreme Court held in the Hobby Lobby decision that the HHS Mandate, a federal regulation requiring non-exempt employers to provide abortion-inducing drugs and services to its employees, violated the religious rights of closely held corporations and their owners. It was...

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Supreme Court Victory for Free Speech

By Geoffrey Surtees1434656954271

Today, in the case of Reed v. Town of Gilbert , the U.S. Supreme Court handed down an important victory for free speech rights. As explained in more detail here , the facts of the case are simple enough. A small Christian church in Gilbert, Arizona -- Good News Community Church -- wanted to post...

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Celebrating the National Day of Prayer

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HHS Mandate Challenge: Where We Are

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ACLJ Opposes New HHS Mandate Regs

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Helping to Spread the Good News of the Gospel

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