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

By Geoffrey Surtees1530030093744

Today, in a 5-4 decision , the United States Supreme Court held that California cannot conscript pro-life pregnancy centers into mouthing a government-dictated message motivated by that state’s pro-abortion ideology. This is a resounding victory for the First Amendment right to free speech and the...

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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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Defending Evangelism, Thirty Years and Counting

By Geoffrey Surtees1522249200000

Over 30 years ago, even before the creation of the ACLJ, our Chief Counsel, Jay Sekulow, presented arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Board of Airport Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles v. Jews for Jesus, Inc . You can listen to that argument here . Jay represented Alan...

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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

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By Geoffrey Surtees1512748800000

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