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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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ACLJ's Comments Supporting Pro-Life Conscience Rule

By Geoffrey Surtees1522335644426

As explained in more detail here , two months ago, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a rule to protect that fundamental principle which has animated our country since its founding: the sacred right of conscience. Titled, “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in...

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HHS and Safeguarding the Sacred Right of Conscience

By Geoffrey Surtees1516397327412

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has taken a significant step in protecting the conscience rights of medical professionals. In a proposed rule , “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority,” HHS has announced the critical need to “ensure...

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ACLJ Defends Pro-Life Speech at Supreme Court

By Geoffrey Surtees1516137711908

“You have the right to remain silent.” Most citizens are aware that they cannot be compelled to answer questions by the police or to testify at trial if prosecuted. The right to remain silent is an important constitutional safeguard of personal autonomy and provides a significant bulwark against...

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ACLJ Files Second Abortion-Pill Mandate Amicus Brief

By Geoffrey Surtees1512748800000

This week, the ACLJ filed a second amicus brief in support of the Administration’s recently issued Interim Final Rules granting religious and moral exemptions to the HHS abortion-pill Mandate. Our first brief was filed last week in the case of Pennsylvania v. Trump . Like Pennsylvania, California...

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ACLJ Official Comments About Abortion-Pill Mandate

By Geoffrey Surtees1512494683962

Under Attack Again in Federal Court

By Geoffrey Surtees1511978140620

Supreme Court Takes Major Pro-Life Case

By Geoffrey Surtees1510610809637

Pro-Abortion Speech Law Unconstitutional

By Geoffrey Surtees1509480441366