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Erik Zimmerman

Erik Zimmerman serves as Senior Litigation Counsel with the ACLJ. He joined the ACLJ as a student law clerk in 2003 and began working as a full-time attorney in 2005.

Erik has assisted clients in a variety of contexts, primarily in the areas of freedom of speech, religious liberty, and the sanctity of human life. He has also authored or co-authored numerous articles published in law reviews and law journals, such as the Stanford Law and Policy Review, on topics such as student free speech rights, parental rights in education, and the constitutionality of governmental displays of the Ten Commandments.

Erik graduated top of his class at Niagara University, where he received a B.A. in Political Science. He received his J.D. from Regent University School of Law, graduating third in his class, and also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Regent University Law Review.

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Erik Zimmerman

Student’s Easter Event Invitations Right Upheld

By Erik Zimmerman1522355150542

We recently learned that Margaret, a first grade public school student from North Carolina that we represent (along with her mother Jessica), has been allowed to pass out personal invitations to her classmates to events hosted by her church. The school district reconsidered its policies in light of...

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Defending Crisis Pregnancy Centers

By Erik Zimmerman1519138800000

Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) are local, non-profit organizations dedicated to helping people who are facing difficult decisions concerning a pregnancy. They are often faith-based and would never refer for abortions due to their religious and moral beliefs. In fact, their very reason for...

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Nativity Drawing Included in Christmas Event Program

By Erik Zimmerman1513954800000

Every December, the ACLJ receives many inquiries concerning the legal rules that apply when there is a religious aspect to a holiday-themed assignment, program, or party in a public school. Recently, we helped to defend the free speech rights of a third grade student in Indiana concerning her...

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Likely FBI Investigation of Big Abortion

By Erik Zimmerman1511791200000

As you may have heard, it is likely that the FBI is investigating Planned Parenthood and fetal tissue procurement companies to determine the extent to which they have committed criminal and other illegal acts. The likely FBI investigation illustrates why the Supreme Court of the United States...

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ACLJ Brings Big Abortion Case to Supreme Court

By Erik Zimmerman1501856455733

Victory for NY Crisis Pregnancy Center

By Erik Zimmerman1459958256631

Challenging the Abortion Distortion

By Erik Zimmerman1452701833693

Defending Pro-Life Speech in NJ

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