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BREAKING: Senate Judiciary to Subpoena Twitter CEO Over Censorship

By Jordan Sekulow1602798084449

The Senate Judiciary Committee is going to subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over censorship. On today’s Jay Sekulow Live , we discussed the Senate Judiciary Committee announcing its intentions to subpoena the Twitter CEO over censorship of conservatives and even the press and to hold a hearing next...

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Stop Facebook and Twitter From Censoring You

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Twitter and Facebook have been censoring conservatives and even the press. These social media giants we all rely on to share news, information, and our personal views must be held accountable. They...

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Pro-Life NC Election Official's Free Speech Rights Vindicated

By Francis J. Manion1601491736749

It’s hard to imagine a less offensive bumper sticker than the generic “We Vote Pro-Life” sticker we’ve all seen while sitting in traffic or maybe walking through our church’s parking lot. Nothing edgy, no graphic pictures, nothing in your face. Just four words, usually superimposed on an American...

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The Johnson Amendment’s Continued Impediment to the Church

By Mark Goldfeder1600960199483

The Johnson Amendment is the controversial provision in the U.S. tax code that prohibits all 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations from participating or intervening in “any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.” As it relates to churches and other...

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Big Tech Censorship and Bias – What Do We Do About It?

By Craig Parshall1591794000000

On May 28th, 2020 President Donald Trump released his Executive Order (“EO”) titled, “Preventing Online Censorship.” In releasing the full text of the EO, mainstream media outlets like NBC news were quick to criticize the Presidential order, characterizing it as just a “response to Twitter,” which...

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Leftist Doxing of Conservatives and the First Amendment

By Laura Hernandez1570115343105

Last week, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed an amicus brief in two related cases, Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFP) v. Becerra and Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) v. Becerra. Both cases began in California when the Attorney General required all charities to submit lists of...

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Victory for American Workers and a Blow to Big Labor

By ACLJ.org1546026264803

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2018. The ACLJ filed an important amicus brief in a key Supreme Court case that helped secure a big win for the free speech and pocketbooks of American workers. In a major victory, the...

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ACLJ Cues Up Free Speech Case for Supreme Court

By Walter M. Weber1534795413681

Today the ACLJ filed a reply in support of our request that the Supreme Court hear an important free speech case, Keister v. Bell . At stake in the case is the freedom of people to speak on sidewalks along public streets. I wrote about this case when we filed our petition in early July. Since then,

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A Blow to Big Labor & A Win For Free Speech

By ACLJ.org1530801653531

For decades public sector employees have been forced to subsidize public sector unions and their political and ideological agenda. No more. In a major victory for free speech and free association, the Supreme Court has just struck down requirements that force public sector employees to pay fees to...

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ACLJ Petitions Supreme Court in Free Speech Case

By Walter M. Weber1530558422160

The ACLJ today filed a request that the Supreme Court hear an important free speech case, Keister v. Bell . At stake in the case is the freedom of people to speak on sidewalks along public streets. "What?" you say. "I thought Americans already had the right to speak freely on public sidewalks." So...

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City's Unconstitutional Treatment of Religious Speech

By Carly F. Gammill1523026800000

Like many local governments, the City of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, tries to assist citizens in publicizing upcoming community events. Grand Rapids does this through its Readerboard, a large electronic marquee on which nonprofit organizations may advertise their activities, subject to certain...

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Defending Evangelism, Thirty Years and Counting

By Geoffrey Surtees1522249200000

Over 30 years ago, even before the creation of the ACLJ, our Chief Counsel, Jay Sekulow, presented arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Board of Airport Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles v. Jews for Jesus, Inc . You can listen to that argument here . Jay represented Alan...

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The University That Swallowed a Sidewalk?

By Walter M. Weber1519311600000

In the 1958 horror movie, "The Blob," a growing reddish blob from outer space devours everyone it touches. Echoing that film, a panel of judges of a federal appeals court ruled that the campus of the University of Alabama, home of the Crimson Tide, devours the speech rights of those on the...

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Victory: Ensuring Christian Student Can Graduate

By ACLJ.org1515513714019

The ACLJ has secured an important victory on behalf of a Christian student at a university in the West, ensuring that he was able to finish his courses and graduate. With our assistance at a crucial meeting between the student and university officials, the student was able to demonstrate that he...

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Nativity Drawing Included in Christmas Event Program

By Erik Zimmerman1513954800000

Every December, the ACLJ receives many inquiries concerning the legal rules that apply when there is a religious aspect to a holiday-themed assignment, program, or party in a public school. Recently, we helped to defend the free speech rights of a third grade student in Indiana concerning her...

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Victory: ACLJ Resoundingly Defeats IRS Targeting

By ACLJ.org1513799292738

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at a few of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2017. Five years ago, no one would have believed this victory was possible. We were taking on the Obama Administration’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – the most feared bureaucratic...

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IRS Admits Tea Party Targeted During Obama Era

By Jay Sekulow1509043807523

It took many years to resolve. But I am delighted to report that we have just obtained a resounding victory in our legal challenge to the IRS’s political targeting of conservative organizations. In an unprecedented victorious conclusion to our four year-long legal battle against the IRS, the...

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VICTORY: IRS Admits Targeting Tea Party Groups

By Jay Sekulow1509026688503

We have just obtained a resounding victory in our legal challenge to the IRS’s political targeting of conservative organizations. In an unprecedented victorious conclusion to our years-long legal battle against the IRS, the bureaucratic agency has just admitted in federal court that it wrongfully...

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Corrupt IRS Exposed in Making Bogus Refunds

By Miles Terry1501269216663

In an explosive new revelation reported earlier this week, it was reported by the Washington Times that the former Obama Administration gave out more that “$24 billion in potentially bogus refunds claimed under several controversial tax credits in 2016, according to a new audit that said $118...

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Another Victory Against the IRS

By Miles Terry1500415692542

It has long been established that IRS officials under the Obama Administration “orchestrated a complex scheme to dump conservative and Tea Party non-profit applicants into a bureaucratic ‘black hole.’” Hundreds of documents have been uncovered in recent years that clearly establish that “top IRS...

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