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This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2018. This year saw the completion of something ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow has been fighting for, alongside our ACLJ members, literally for decades. May 14, 2018 marked the fulfillment of a decades-old promise to open our embassy in its rightful place, Jerusalem. 22 years ago the Jerusalem Embassy Act was passed, recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel, and... read more

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 Supreme Court struck down requirements that force public sector employees to pay fees to a public-sector labor union, even if they refuse to join. Federal law prevents labor unions from forcing... read more

A parliamentarian bill amending the Religious Denominations Act of Bulgaria aims at “ preventing interference of foreign countries, institutions and persons into religions and religious affairs .” Its official target is the agents of radical Islam. However, in its first draft of October 2018, the bill would have violated the freedom of religion of Christians, especially of Catholics and Protestants, and would have given a power to the State over the internal life of religious communities. That... read more

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 is dedicated to defending religious liberty on campuses all over the country, and that includes elementary schools. When we learned that a first-grader was told she couldn’t pass out invitations to a church holiday event to her classmates, we took action. A first grade public school student from North Carolina that we represent (along with her mother) was informed... read more

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2018. We won another major victory for Life when the Supreme Court held that California cannot force pro-life pregnancy centers into mouthing a government-dictated message motivated by that state’s pro-abortion ideology. This is a resounding victory for the First Amendment right to free speech and the ability of pregnancy resource centers to fulfill their pro-life mission free from... read more

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 is committed to protecting religious liberty and defending the persecuted Christian Church around the globe. This year, after nearly two years of tireless advocacy, we helped free a Christian pastor from wrongful imprisonment in Turkey. For almost 2 years, we legally represented American Pastor Andrew Brunson and his family after he was wrongfully arrested and... read more

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 has been at the forefront of advocating for policies to ensure our national security, defeat terrorists, and expose those who put our nation at risk. After the Obama Administration announced its foolhardy intentions to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GITMO) where nearly 800 terror suspects have been held – including those linked to the horrific... read more

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 issued an ambitious economic agenda for reform, stressing commonsense conservatism and economic growth for America. This year, we’ve seen numerous aspects of this agenda begin to be implemented. Our agenda proposed the repeal and replacement of ObamaC are with a focus on emphasizing choice and competition, including taking affirmative steps to waive or eliminate fines... read more

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2018. For several years, the ACLJ has continuously urged international leaders to recognize the unthinkable atrocities committed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria for what they are – genocide. While ISIS is on the run, it has left a massive humanitarian crisis in the wake of its genocidal atrocities. In order to provide for the lasting resettlement of Christians in Iraq and Syria, it is... read more

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 stepped in to defend the religious and civil liberties of a retired Georgia couple when the local government tried to restrict them from offering their home as a quiet spiritual retreat. For more than fourteen years, the couple used their own home as a place for friends and fellow members of the ministry to rest, re-energize themselves, and recuperate from the daily... read more