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David French

David French, a 1994 graduate of Harvard Law School, is Senior Counsel and Director of Digital Advocacy for the American Center for Law and Justice.

David has been a commercial litigation partner for a large law firm, taught at Cornell Law School, served as a Senior Counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, and is the former president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. He is the author or co-author of multiple books, including most recently the New York Times bestseller, Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore. His other books include Home and Away: The Story of Family in a Time of War and A Season for Justice, Defending the Rights of the Christian Home, Church, and School. David is a contributor to National Review, a columnist for Patheos, and has written for numerous additional publications. Regularly interviewed by both print and broadcast media, David has appeared on a number of national television and radio programs.

David is a major in the United States Army Reserve, joining the USAR in April, 2006. He is currently serving in the Individual Ready Reserve.  He has served as a Brigade Judge Advocate for the 1st Brigade, 104th Division, a Squadron Judge Advocate for the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, and a Trial Counsel for the 139th LSO. From October 2007 to September 2008, David deployed with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment to Diyala Province, Iraq, where he was awarded the Bronze Star.

David and his wife, Nancy (also a New York Times-bestselling author) have three children. They live in Columbia, Tennessee.

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David French

Bergdahl & Our Leaders’ Lost Honor

By David French1427467158649

Desertion is a very old story in the history of armies and armed conflict. Soldiers deserted from the Continental Army, from the Union Army, from the American armies in World War I and World War II — yet those armies fought on, fought well, and prevailed. An army can survive desertion, so to hear...

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The P.C. Police Aren’t Fragile

By David French1427222492000

We are at the cusp of a rare moment in modern American cultural debate — a moment when reasonable, thoughtful members of the Left and Right agree. Political correctness is spiraling out of control. Last week I shared an essay by a former radical describing her own migration out of the movement, but...

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One Way to Reach Scientific Consensus

By David French1426186723390

Earlier this week, I posted about Dr. James Enstrom’s successful settlement of his lawsuit against UCLA. Long a dissenter against environmentalist scare-mongering, Dr . Enstrom sued UCLA officials (full disclosure: my colleagues and I at ACLJ represented him) after they fired him shortly after Dr.

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A Victory for Academic Freedom

By David French1425919677601

In 2012, my colleagues and I at the ACLJ filed suit against multiple officials at UCLA on behalf of Dr. James Enstrom, a researcher fired after he blew the whistle on the junk science used to justify draconian new emissions regulations in California. The facts of the case were astounding. As the...

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Have We Forgotten We’re a Superpower?

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Teach the True Nature of the Enemy

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President Won’t Call ISIS ‘Muslim?’

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Left’s Weapon Dividing The Country

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