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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 Files in Support of Little Sisters

By Geoffrey Surtees1452556800000

Today, the ACLJ filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of the Little Sisters of the Poor and other groups challenging the Obama Administration’s abortion pill mandate and its so-called “accommodation.” The brief was submitted on behalf of over 77,000 ACLJ supporters...

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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

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Celebrating the National Day of Prayer

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HHS Mandate Challenge: Where We Are

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