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THE TRUMP DOCTRINE

By Harry G. Hutchison1503452696400

President Trump’s unflinching speech announcing the United States’ forward-looking plan for Afghanistan represents a practical application of the Trump Doctrine, which the ACLJ highlighted just a few months ago. Amplifying a policy that he first announced in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in May 2017, urging...

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ACLJ Defends National Security at Supreme Court

By Edward White1502989200000

The Supreme Court of the United States is considering the legality of President Trump’s National Security Executive Order, which is designed to protect our country from foreign terrorists. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has filed an amicus brief outlining the constitutionality of...

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The Conundrum that is North Korea

By Wesley Smith1502913996501

On Tuesday, August 15th, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un stepped away from the strategic ledge that would not have ended well for him: He decided not to attack the U.S. Territory of Guam and modulated his rhetoric. While Kim is reactionary and uncivilized by any standard, he is neither stupid nor...

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ACLJ Sending Legal Demands to NSA

By Jordan Sekulow1502311005827

We’ve reported for months on the frightening Obama Administration “unmasking” scandal and other Obama deep state efforts to sabotage the new Administration and undermine the Constitution – and what we are doing about it. The momentum is starting to shift. Recent reports show that President Obama’s...

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What You Need to Know About the New Sanctions Bill on Iran, North Korea, and Russia

By Wesley Smith1501773303695

President Trump just signed into law HR 3364 , the legislation imposing new sanctions against Iran, North Korea, and Russia. The bill was passed overwhelmingly by both houses of Congress. It leaves in place all the existing sanctions on these three countries, while also imposing new ones. For Iran,

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The U.S. and the Multi-Faceted Threat Landscape

By Wesley Smith1501270278745

It has been an eye-opening week for the United States and the adversaries who seek to diminish the influence of America, embarrass the nation and threaten our national security. On Monday Chinese fighter jets intercepted and harassed a U.S. military plane in international airspace. On Tuesday,

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Litigation Over National Security Executive Order Continues

By Edward White1500496715765

In a further development in the ongoing litigation over President Trump’s National Security Executive Order, the United States Supreme Court today halted a Hawaii federal judge’s order allowing refugees to enter this country who lack a close relationship with an America entity. Previously, on June...

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National Security in a Complicated World

By Wesley Smith1499980528449

Sixteen years after the attacks of 9-11, with threats from multiple jihadist groups, the resurgence of the Russian Federation , a marked military buildup in China, an emboldened Iran, and the nuclear ambitions of North Korea—the arena of national security has never been more important and more...

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Hawaii Loses to President Trump at 9th Circuit

By Jordan Sekulow1499478562532

As an update to what we explained earlier today , the State of Hawaii was rebuffed by a federal trial court yesterday in the State’s efforts to have that court clarify the United States Supreme Court’s modification of the injunctions imposed against the President’s national security Executive...

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Hawaii Rebuffed in Attack on Executive Order

By ACLJ.org1499460717536

On June 26, 2017, the United States Supreme Court modified the injunctions imposed by federal trial judges in Hawaii and Maryland against the President’s national security Executive Order. The Supreme Court’s ruling (which agreed with many of the arguments made in our amicus brief ) was a stern...

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The Escalating Threat of North Korea

By Wesley Smith1499365900418

It was not coincidental that on our celebration of Independence Day, July 4th, North Korea successfully fired its first Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). It is a stark reminder that the world is not “independent,” or free, from the threats of war and violence that plague our planet.

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Supreme Court Partially Blocks Injunctions

By Edward White1498512579998

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to review the two cases that imposed injunctions against the President’s national security Executive Order. The Executive Order temporarily pauses entry into the United States of refugees and nationals of six unstable and/or terrorism-infested...

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Supreme Court Grants Stay on Executive Order

By Jay Sekulow1498492104425

The Supreme Court today has granted a partial stay, allowing key aspects of the President’s Executive Order to keep America safe to go into effect, and has agreed to hear the case on the merits this fall. We’re very pleased with the Court granting the stay concerning the most significant aspects of...

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First Major Leaker Indicted by DOJ

By ACLJ.org1497384348611

It’s an issue that shouldn’t be partisan. It shouldn’t matter who the President is. All Americans should praise the indictment of someone who leaks top-secret classified information and breaks the law while also making statements siding with Iran over the United States, saying she wanted to “burn...

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Defending the Executive Order At Supreme Court

By Edward White1497035542624

The federal government’s primary job is to keep us safe. The President’s revised national security Executive Order is designed to do just that. The Order temporarily pauses entry into the United States of refugees and nationals from six unstable and/or terrorism-infested countries to allow time for...

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Fourth Circuit Incorrectly Upholds Injunction

By Edward White1495807718091

Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a decision upholding an injunction imposed against the President’s Executive Order that is designed to protect our nation from foreign terrorists. Ten judges (all placed on the court by Democratic Presidents) voted in favor...

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Did Media Create New Trump/Russia Story?

By Jay Sekulow1494970182209

It’s clear that the liberal media and the political Left will do anything they can to derail President Trump and his administration. The latest example is the laser-like focus on a bogus news story hatched by the Washington Post: That President Trump revealed classified material, including highly...

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Ninth Circuit Hears Oral Argument in EO Appeal

By Edward White1494944734484

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, based in San Francisco, California, is the second federal appellate court within the past two weeks to consider the President’s revised immigration Executive Order, designed to protect our nation from foreign terrorists. As reported last...

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Oral Arguments in Executive Order Appeal

By Edward White1494339504472

Yesterday, the full United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit—all thirteen active appellate judges—heard oral argument in the appeal of the Maryland federal trial judge’s injunction that halts the enforcement of the President’s revised Executive Order that protects our country from...

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ACLJ Defends National Security in Court

By Edward White1492794339838

The President’s revised Executive order, designed to protect our nation from foreign terrorists, continues to face attacks in numerous federal courts. Today we took direct action in federal appeals court. The Executive order temporarily pauses entry into the United States of refugees and nationals...

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