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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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Congressional Approval and Military Action

By Wesley Smith1492456582200

With President Trump’s decision to launch Tomahawk Cruise missiles at a Syrian air base believed to be the source of chemical weapons that Syria’s President Assad used against his own people and the use of the largest non-nuclear bomb against ISIS in Afghanistan, the question of whether the...

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U.S. Drops Bomb on ISIS in Afghanistan

By Wesley Smith1492116602682

The United States military dropped America's most powerful non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State (ISIS) targets in Afghanistan Thursday, the first time this type of weapon has been used in battle, according to U.S. officials. A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the "Mother of...

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The Hard Truth About Putin’s Russia

By Wesley Smith1492111941779

The press conference yesterday with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was illustrative of the real relationship between the United States and Russia. Tillerson’s sober countenance and markedly brief opening statement was reminiscent of the meeting...

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ACLJ to Uncover Deep State’s Political Spying

By Jay Sekulow1492105019837

News of the Obama Administration’s politicization of the American intelligence apparatus breaks at an alarmingly consistent pace. With each passing day, what once appeared to be “rogue” actors look more and more like an orchestrated conspiracy where the conspirators’ marching orders come from the...

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Obama Admin. Weaponized the Bureaucracy

By Harry G. Hutchison1492100288674

It is outrageous, unconscionable, and illegal. Even so, mounting evidence indicates that the Obama Administration and its loyalists had a habit of using information gleaned from classified foreign surveillance to smear and perhaps blackmail its political opponents. In fact, whether it’s the IRS...

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American Leadership Matters

By Wesley Smith1491580602373

In his first major decision using his Constitutional authority as Commander-in-Chief, President Trump ordered fifty-nine Tomahawk cruise missile strikes against Syria . This decisive military action was in direct response to Syria’s President Assad once again using chemical weapons against his own...

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President Trump Sends Message to Syria

By Skip Ash1491579685312

It’s about time that an American President projected strength, principle, and fortitude on the world’s stage in the face of terror and tragedy. Gone (thankfully) are the Obama/Kerry apologists who talked tough (like drawing a “red line” over Syrian use of chemical weapons), yet never seemed to...

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Susan Rice Scandal Cries Out for a Grand Jury

By Jay Sekulow1491435362791

Each day brings new headlines about the troubling surveillance of President Trump and his team by the Obama Administration. It’s time for an independent investigation--and a grand jury. The more we learn the worse it gets. This week bombshell revelations show that President Obama’s National...

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Rice Leads Effort: Unmask Trump Admin

By Jay Sekulow1491348453169

There are new developments every day providing more facts concerning whether members of the Obama Administration, actively colluding with both the government bureaucracy and compliant members of the media, have engaged in a crusade to delegitimize the incoming administration. Here's what we know.

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ACLJ Continues To Fight for National Security

By Edward White1490993289498

Today, the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The brief defends the constitutionality of the revised Executive Order that protects our country from the entry of foreign terrorists. The brief was...

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Expanding the Coalition to Defeat ISIS

By Wesley Smith1489762909321

The ACLJ specifically called for a strategy session designed to counter the Islamic State, or ISIS almost one year ago. Consistent with this idea, the Trump Administration has invited more than 60 nations and international organizations to Washington next week. This comes as the Trump...

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Judge’s Ruling is “Fundamentally Flawed”

By Jay Sekulow1489629876519

A federal district judge in Hawaii has just issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) blocking the key provisions of the President’s revised Executive order that pauses the refugee program and admittance of foreign nationals from 6 terrorist hotbeds (Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen)

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Defending National Security Executive Order

By Jay Sekulow1489538350467

As we reported about a week ago, President Trump issued a new, revised Executive Order addressing the very real terrorism threats hidden within our outdated and naive immigration and refugee programs. We previously filed an amicus brief at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals defending the...

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Did Obama DOJ Subvert National Security?

By Harry G. Hutchison1489183380103

In an astonishing display of misconduct, it appears that the Obama Administration may have placed politics ahead of the nation’s security right before the 2016 election. While the media is consumed with reports alleging Russia’s collusive interference in the November presidential election, and...

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Shibboleth II: Case for In-Region Safe Zones

By Matthew Clark1489098600000

Buried in the controversy over President Trump’s reissued Executive Order pausing the refugee program to ensure extreme vetting and the admission of foreign nationals from six terrorist hotspots, President Trump is simultaneously making the case for the establishment of in-region safe zones. This...

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