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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. When a young D.C. woman received a letter demanding she remove a small Jewish mezuzah containing Scripture verses from her doorpost, the ACLJ stepped in to shut down this anti-Semitic discrimination and protected the fundamental First Amendment freedom of all Americans to express their faith. Our client affixed the small mezuzah she had purchased in the Holy Land to her... read more

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2019. This year, the ACLJ helped to deliver a “devastating” defeat to Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses through a new rule blocking millions from abortion providers. We submitted public comments supporting a new Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule that defunded as much as $60 million of our tax dollars from Planned Parenthood and other abortion... read more

This is the first installment of our year-end victories series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2019. This year we scored a massive win in our ongoing fight for life. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under President Trump ended an alarming contract between the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a California university that involved using aborted babies in medical research. In what sounds like awful science fiction, NIH had hoped to create... read more

Last month we told you about the American Center for Law & Justice’s victory in federal court on behalf of our clients, pro-life individuals who advocate for the unborn outside of abortion clinics. There, the court agreed with the arguments we presented in written briefs and at trial – that Iowa Code § 723.4(2) was unconstitutional as written and as applied to our clients. Not only did the Court find that the challenged statute was unconstitutional, the Judge agreed with our request that the... read more

The constitutional rights to free speech and to the free exercise of religion won an important victory in the federal court of appeals in the case of Cambridge Christian Schools v. Florida High School Athletic Association . The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed an amicus brief in the case, on behalf of itself and the ACLJ’s Committee to Stop Censorship of Christian School Prayer , supporting the Christian school plaintiff. The dispute arose from a high school championship... read more

While much of the attention in Washington, DC continues to focus on the impeachment proceedings taking place in the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, the President and the U.S. Senate continue to nominate and confirm conservative federal court judges at a record pace. As we have often said, the judges who are confirmed to lifetime appointments on the federal courts represent one of the longest lasting legacies of any administration. To date, the U.S. Senate has confirmed 160 federal judges... read more

The law is often spoken of as being either a sword with which to attack or a shield with which to defend. Sometimes, both aspects come together, as in the case of one of the ACLJ’s newest matters where the ACLJ successfully fought religious discrimination against a Jewish tenant while simultaneously protecting the fundamental First Amendment freedom of an American to exercise her faith. Recently, ACLJ began its representation of a young woman, renting her apartment from a substantial... read more

The ACLJ recently assisted a church whose praise band was denied a spot to participate in a community-wide festival. The festival, which is put on every year to promote unity and to bring the community together, consists of numerous activities and events including performances by local bands and talent. The church’s band applied to perform during the festival and was later asked to submit a list of songs to be performed. Following the church’s submittal of the praise songs to be performed, read more

Yesterday, the ACLJ secured a major victory in the fight to protect free speech rights of our pro-life clients, and many others. Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger, in the Southern District of Iowa issued her decision in Miano v. Miller , finding in favor of the Plaintiffs, ACLJ clients who advocate on behalf of the unborn outside Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities in Iowa. In this case, the ACLJ, on behalf of our clients, asked a federal court to find unconstitutional a state law... read more

The ACLJ applauds today’s announcement by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding a Complaint we filed on behalf of a Vermont nurse who was forced into participating in an abortion procedure against her deeply held religious beliefs. In our Complaint , we alleged that our client, an operating room nurse at the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) in Burlington, was coerced into assisting in an abortion in 2017 even though her... read more