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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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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

When the Obama Administration first sought to coerce religious organizations, family-owned businesses, and non-profit advocacy groups into facilitating the provision of morally objectionable drugs and services (including abortion pills) as part of ObamaCare, the ACLJ took action. In addition to...

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Under Attack Again in Federal Court

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Supreme Court Takes Major Pro-Life Case

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Pro-Abortion Speech Law Unconstitutional

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A Victory Over the Abortion-Pill HHS Mandate

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