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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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Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Bladensburg Peace Cross

By Geoffrey Surtees1551469390208

This week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case involving the Peace Cross, a monument erected nearly 100 years ago in Bladensburg, Maryland to honor 49 service members who gave their lives in World War I. This case, explained in greater detail here and here , will not only decide the...

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ACLJ Files Brief in Support of Bladensburg Peace Cross

By Geoffrey Surtees1545426221360

Does a near-century-old memorial cross, dedicated to the memory of local soldiers who perished in World War I, violate the First Amendment’s prohibition against governmental establishment of religion? As we point out in an amicus curiae brief filed with the Supreme Court today, the answer to that...

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Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Vindicated in California

By Geoffrey Surtees1543508340071

After three years of litigation, including a victorious trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, the federal court in Oakland, California has permanently blocked the State of California from forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise state-funded abortions. As explained in more detail here , in 2015,

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Supreme Court to Rule on Peace Cross WWI Memorial

By Geoffrey Surtees1541433404126

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will decide whether a war memorial cross is constitutional under the First Amendment. As explained in more detail here , the Bladensburg Peace Cross was funded and erected nearly a century ago by the American Legion and others to commemorate the lives of...

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Major Victory for Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers in Hawaii

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Pro-Life Centers Can’t Be Forced to Promote Abortion

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ACLJ's Comments Supporting Pro-Life Conscience Rule

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