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

By Geoffrey Surtees1618513200000

In a 9-7 vote, the entire Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals just upheld an Ohio law that protects unborn children from being aborted when the doctor is aware that the child is being terminated because he or she has Down syndrome. It’s undoubtedly one of the most significant pro-life victories in...

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

By Geoffrey Surtees1611953522107

Last year, as explained in more detail here , we filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court urging it to take a case challenging Pittsburgh’s efforts to suppress pro-life speech outside the city’s two abortion clinics. As we explained in our brief, the First Amendment does not allow the...

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Writing the Book On Religious Freedom in the Workplace

By Geoffrey Surtees1609434987026

Does a person of faith have to leave his religious commitments at home when he enters the workplace? Does he have to place job duties ahead of his religious ones? What if an employer assigns a task that would require one to violate one’s religious beliefs? Unfortunately, far too many people (both...

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Supreme Court Vindicates Little Sisters of the Poor

By Geoffrey Surtees1594242582045

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court has vindicated the foundational freedom of our country and the Constitution: the right of religious liberty. In a 7-2 decision , and after nearly a decade of litigation through all levels of the federal judiciary, the U.S. Supreme Court today— once and for all —upheld...

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Fighting to Keep Holy Days Sacred Even at a Major Corporation

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