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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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ACLJ Opposes New HHS Mandate Regs

By Geoffrey Surtees1413905016065

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

By Geoffrey Surtees1411415238000

Today, the American Center for Law & Justice filed a “friend of the court” brief with the United States Supreme Court in a First Amendment case of great importance: Reed v. Town of Gilbert . As explained below, the decision in this case will have enormous implications for the exercise of...

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Protecting a Church’s Right to Worship

By Geoffrey Surtees1406314994000

We recently received great news in a case we’ve been handling on behalf of a Pennsylvania church and its pastor. The church had extensively searched a Pennsylvania Borough for a place to hold Sunday services. The only available location was a masonic hall, which rents space to various groups...

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Victory: Lamb’s Chapel Wins Again

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Turn back the clock to just over twenty years ago, 1993 to be exact. On February 3 of that year, ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in the groundbreaking free speech case, Lamb’s Chapel v. Center Moriches School District . (Listen to the full argument here ). Four...

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DOJ Loses Again for the Umpteenth Time

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