ACLU, AU attacks on NH school choice program rebutted | Alliance Defending Freedom

Huelskamp meets with plaintiffs challenging HHS mandate | McPherson Sentinel

ACLU: Prison warden defying Lindh prayer ruling

Kentucky ACLU targets Gideons distributing Bibles at schools

Rowan Commissioners meet legal team fighting ACLU over prayer

MS: New school prayer law raises concerns

Our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor | Logan Daily

MD: ACLU sends letter to Montgomery county re: student’s refusal to stand during pledge

SCOTUS Argument preview: The right to study genes

PA: ACLU request for inmate abortion policy riles Westmoreland controller

UN Human Rights Committee Targets Florida

ACLU Seeks to Ban Bible Distribution in Kentucky Schools

ACLU wants Pittsylvania County to pay $60K for failed meeting prayer fight

ACLU to KY Schools: Stop Letting Groups Hand Out Bibles to Students

ACLU says Texas school reverses course: sexually confused boy can dress like girl for the prom

Fairfax Judge Strikes Down Law on Licenses to Perform Marriages | ACLU

Jackson schools unhappy about loss of Jesus painting

Maryland: ACLU protests state funding for private schools

ACLU challenges Nevada “infamous crime against nature” statute

Ohio School Says Jesus Portrait Down

“LGBT Groups Challenge Medicare’s Refusal to Provide Healthcare to Transgender Patients”

Salisbury church buys billboards to back prayer at Rowan meetings

Rivals Prepare For Legal Battle Over Abortion Bans

N.J. ACLU under new leader renews push to redefine marriage

Attorney: Commission has right, duty to defend itself against lawsuit

    Salisbury Post: . . . How much longer will citizens across this country duck their heads in the sand when faced with ACLU lawsuits that threaten to erode the rights given to us by the U.S. Constitution? It’s natural to have fear. But I imagine many of the Rowan citizens have faced fear in their lives and did not surrender to those fears. There is no guarantee what the outcome will be in your case. But one thing is for sure — if you give up, then the battle is already lost. The ACLU is not always right. Sometimes doing the right thing involves pain and sacrifice. I never wade into litigation lightly. Your county is being sued. You have a right to defend against the lawsuit. The commissioners are charged with the duty to do just that. They are fulfilling that duty. Bryce D. Neier is a Fayetteville attorney and volunteer with the Alliance Defending Freedom. He notes the article above is “my private response and comment. It is not endorsed by any particular attorney involved in this case nor any county official. I am responsible for its contents.”


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VA: Prayer ruling irks Pittsylvania supervisors

ACLU: Prayers before Davie commissioners meeting unconstitutional

VA: Judge stops Pittsylvania board’s meeting prayer

Ky. lawmakers override religious freedom veto

Kentucky Gov. vetoes religious freedom bill

ACLU sues to redefine marriage in NM

Kentucky Settles Establishment Clause Case With New Safeguards For Child-Care Agencies

ACLU to Drop Case Against City Over Boy Scouts Lease

NC: Pastor pledges $10,000 to fight ACLU over prayer issue

NC: Rowan commissioners meet with attorney over prayer suit

The Foresight of Justice Kennedy | Brett Harvey at Townhall

ACLU gives Chambersburg until Wednesday to permit Gay-Straight Alliance at high school; no board meeting scheduled

ACLU could sue over Mississippi’s new school prayer law

Ohio School Moves Jesus Portrait At Center Of Suit

Wife of Christian pastor held in Iran to testify before Congress

Cutting away at Roe v Wade: The rest of the South is not far behind a strict new law in Arkansas

In Bible Belt, rift emerges among proponents of marriage redefinition

NC: ACLU Files Lawsuit to End Prayers at Rowan County Meetings

Puerto Rican Police Sued By Atheist Officer Over Workplace Prayer

Legal fight brewing over strict Arkansas abortion law

Pro-Lifers Debate Tactics But Stand United in Grassroots Anti-Abortion Tidal Wave

Virginia: County prayer case headed back to court

ACLU vows to keep fighting Missouri prayer amendment after lawsuit dismissed

MO: Consent Decree entered in ACLU Library’s Web Filtering Suit

Arkansas Overrides Governor, OKs Abortion Ban After 12 Weeks; Lawsuit promised

ACLU vows to challenge Indiana abortion bill

Federal Judge Rejects Challenge to Missouri Prayer Amendment

Rialto City Council defends public prayers before meetings | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: Still, those who champion public invocations say the practice is legal, no matter which deity is mentioned. “The Supreme Court made it clear in 1983 that public prayers are constitutional,” said Brett Harvey, senior counsel for the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Alliance Defending Freedom. Harvey said if the Founding Fathers delivered prayers according to the dictate of their conscience, legislators and those giving invocations today should be able to do the same.”The wording of the Constitution hasn’t changed,” Harvey said. “It’s not the government’s job to tell people when and how to pray, and the ACLU would like prayers to conform to some generic civil orthodoxy that they agree with, that’s consistent with their beliefs.”

    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: Still, those who champion public invocations say the practice is legal, no matter which deity is mentioned. “The Supreme Court made it clear in 1983 that public prayers are constitutional,” said Brett Harvey, senior counsel for the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Alliance Defending Freedom. Harvey said if the Founding Fathers delivered prayers according to the dictate of their conscience, legislators and those giving invocations today should be able to do the same.”The wording of the Constitution hasn’t changed,” Harvey said. “It’s not the government’s job to tell people when and how to pray, and the ACLU would like prayers to conform to some generic civil orthodoxy that they agree with, that’s consistent with their beliefs.”


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MI: Oakland Township official’s prayer under fire by ACLU (video)

“ACLU Fights Missouri to Get Benefits for Same-Sex Spouse of Killed Trooper”

ACLU Loses Plaintiff, and Ten Commandments Case | Robert Knight at Townhall

ACLU demands PA school remove sex site Internet filters

ACLU Opposes Bill To Regulate Violent Video Games

Legislation Promotes Use of Religion to Discriminate, Says ACLU-TN

“Conn. school, under pressure, OKs anti-gay shirt”

Can They Patent Your Genes?

Religious freedom group says Jesus portrait can stay | Vinton Daily

    Vinton Daily: In Tuesday evening’s Jackson Board of Education meeting several business matters were discussed, but the focus of the meeting seemed to be what the Liberty Institute would disclose about the investigation they conducted regarding the portrait of Jesus Christ hanging in the Jackson Middle School foyer . . . The following morning Howard did not have too much to add to the numerous comments made by Liberty Institute, but was able to say that the demands of the FFRF and ACLU was not the only battle the district was facing. He said he had received a letter that morning from a group of attorneys representing Hi-Y Club members.
    In that letter the attorneys of the Alliance Defending Freedom, for Faith, for Justice, requested that the school district resist FFRF’s unreasonable demand to censor the private religious speech of the Hi-Y Club, a student led Christian Club, simply because it is included in the forum for honoring important historical figures at Jackson Middle School. [more]


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Challenge To 10 Commandments Monument Dismissed After Plaintiff Says It Now Lacks Standing

ACLU sues Wisconsin over state capitol permit policy for protestors

ACLU Of Ohio Files Lawsuit Over Jesus Portrait

HHS issues proposed contraception coverage rule | USA Today

Obama offers faith groups new birth control rule | Salon

Key senator comes out against bill to repeal N.H. education tax credit program