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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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Supreme Court Victory for Free Speech

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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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It is not often that a Supreme Court Justice uses a personal anecdote to illustrate a point in a written opinion. Almost ten years ago, in McCreary County v. ACLU (a 5-4 decision holding that a public Ten Commandments display violated the Establishment Clause), that’s exactly how Justice Antonin...

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HHS Mandate Challenge: Where We Are

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As we approach the one year anniversary of the Hobby Lobby decision , where the Supreme Court held that the HHS Mandate violated the religious liberties of business owners, it’s clear that the struggle to vindicate religious freedom and the right to conscience is far from over. Having said that,

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ACLJ Opposes New HHS Mandate Regs

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Today, the American Center for Law & Justice filed formal comments in objection to the administration’s latest efforts to see to it that both non-profit and for-profit groups continue to kowtow to the HHS Mandate. (The HHS Mandate, adopted pursuant to Obamacare, is that collection of rules and...

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Helping to Spread the Good News of the Gospel

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Protecting a Church’s Right to Worship

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Victory: Lamb’s Chapel Wins Again

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DOJ Loses Again for the Umpteenth Time

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