Geoffrey Surtees

Geoffrey Surtees is an attorney with the ACLJ and specializes in religious civil liberties. Geoff is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law and holds a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies (summa cum laude) from the Pontifical Lateran University. Since joining the ACLJ as an attorney in 2001, Geoff has been active in a wide array of First Amendment cases, including the free speech rights of pro-life demonstrators and public school students. He has also participated in cases involving the conscience rights of medical personnel and the religious rights of public and private employees.

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ACLJ: Protecting the Rights of Religious Believers From Discrimination

By Geoffrey Surtees1650545940000

The work of the ACLJ does not just involve litigating cases in court—from the district court, through the court of appeals, to the Supreme Court itself. It does not just involve participating in the legislative process on the state and federal levels, submitting formal comments on federal...

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Two Major Cases Ongoing as We Fight For the Unborn in Federal Court

By Francis J. Manion and Geoffrey Surtees1646661540000

Last week we tried the case of Jeryl Turco v. City of Englewood in U.S. District Court in Newark, New Jersey. Our client, Jeryl Turco, has been sidewalk counseling on the public sidewalks outside of the Metropolitan Medical Associates abortion business for 15 years. Nearly every Saturday morning...

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ACLJ Sues Louisville Over Pro-Abortion Buffer Zone Law

By Francis J. Manion and Geoffrey Surtees1637249808047

Last year we told you about the City of Louisville’s failed attempt to crack down on pro-life sidewalk counseling using the COVID pandemic as cover. Then, the pro-abortion faction of the city council claimed that pro-lifers approaching and speaking with women entering Kentucky’s last abortion...

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Biden Takes Aim at Conscience Protections Against Abortion-Pill Mandate

By Geoffrey Surtees1630673940000

Right on the heels of the Biden Administration dismissing its lawsuit against the University of Vermont Medical Center for violation of federal conscience laws—a move denounced by the ACLJ and roundly criticized by Senator James Lankford and others—it has now turned its sights to stripping...

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Victory for Life: Full Sixth Circuit Upholds Ohio Law Restricting Abortions of Children With Down Syndrome

By Geoffrey Surtees1618513200000

SCOTUS Turns Down Pro-Life Speech Case; ACLJ Continues the Fight

By Geoffrey Surtees1611953522107

Writing the Book on Religious Freedom in the Workplace

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Supreme Court Vindicates Little Sisters of the Poor

By Geoffrey Surtees1594242582045

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