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We’ve told you that the Left worships at the altar of abortion. Recently, when the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals revealed its blind devotion to abortion on demand, even during a global health crisis, the U.S. Supreme Court had to step in – at our urging – and rule in favor of common sense, throwing out the lower court’s ruling. As reported : In the Tennessee case, the Supreme Court vacated a Sixth Circuit decision that stopped the state from enforcing its own executive order — which required... read more

The ACLJ has just settled an important case with an agreement that immediately affects Jewish students at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and can hopefully set a precedent for other universities to follow. Last January we filed a federal complaint on behalf of our client, Hillels of Georgia, asking the Department of Education to investigate and determine whether the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) had engaged in antisemitic discrimination in permitting a hostile environment... read more

As understood by the God-fearing people who fled to a new land in search of religious liberty, our country was founded on the idea that all citizens are free to exercise their religion in their daily lives, including while at work. Thus, when the ACLJ was contacted by an individual, a Messianic Christian, who was told he could no longer come to work without shaving his beard, we rolled up our sleeves to get to work on protecting his rights. Our client hasn’t shaved his beard in the past 35... read more

This is the latest installment of our year-end victories series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2020. This year, Planned Parenthood STRUCK OUT at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. President Trump dealt a painful blow to Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry last year through a new rule blocking up to $60 million under the Title X program from going to abortion providers. Title X is a federal program dedicated to providing preconception family planning... read more

This is the latest installment of our year-end victories series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2020. This year the ACLJ secured a victory on behalf of a federal law enforcement employee whose religious liberty came under attack. A Christian FBI agent contacted us after he was told by a superior to remove a chalkboard containing Bible verses from its current location at the top of his cubicle. On two prior occasions over the course of two years, superiors had... read more

The ACLJ has secured another RLUIPA victory. This time on behalf of a Messianic congregation in California. The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) is a federal law designed to protect religious assemblies and institutions from land use regulations that interfere with their religious exercise. RLUIPA was enacted to address the widespread discrimination by local zoning authorities as it relates to churches and religious uses. As one of only two Messianic congregations... read more

This is the latest installment of our year-end victories series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2020. This year the ACLJ helped score a key victory in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in defense of the interests our ally Israel against harmful antisemitic discrimination and economic terrorism. When a lawyer sued the state of Arizona over what he erroneously called suppression of free speech due to his support for anti-Israel organizations and activities such as... read more

This is the latest installment of our year-end victories series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2020. We saw one of our biggest victories in May of this year, when our client, Pastor Bryan Nerren – a U.S. citizen – was allowed to come home to his family in the United States after more than seven months of wrongful detainment in India. Pastor Nerren is a loving husband, father, and grandfather from Tennessee. As a Christian pastor, he heads up the non-profit... read more

This is the latest installment of our year-end victories series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2020. In 2020, the ACLJ launched an expansive School Choice Initiative in response to school closures and at-home learning brought on by the COVID-19 crisis. And as schools began shutting their doors but still collecting tax dollars from working families, we immediately took action to support parents who felt their kids were being denied educational opportunities. Within... read more

This is the latest installment of our year-end victories series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2020. This year in a major step forward in the fight for life, Oklahoma passed one of the most aggressive pro-life bills in history – a bill the ACLJ was directly involved in – to hold abortionists accountable for taking the lives of innocent unborn babies. The Oklahoma Unborn Person Wrongful Death Act allows parents and grandparents to file lawsuits against abortionists... read more