Washington, D.C. – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice and Attorney General Holder defending the surveillance tactics used by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) – a strategy that has prevented 14 known terrorist attacks since 9/11. The ACLJ’s letter on behalf of more than Continue reading
Washington, D.C. – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), along with nearly 70,000 Americans, is calling on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to change the mandate and “accommodation” on contraceptives to protect freedom of religion and the conscience rights of Americans. The ACLJ legal analysis, posted here, comes as nearly 70,000 Americans have signed on to an ACLJ petition urging Secretary Sebelius to reverse the troubling regulations. Continue reading
Washington, D.C. – What was meant to be a sweet holiday left a bitter taste in the mouth of second grader Dexter Thielhelm of James Madison Elementary School in Sheboygan, Wis. At a Valentine’s Day “friendship party and chocolate celebration,” School officials confiscated Dexter’s gifts of candy-filled water bottles with a typewritten Continue reading
Washington, D.C. – Representing 57 members of Congress and more than 65,000 Americans, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) on Monday urged the Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court decision that declared the Arizona immigration law unconstitutional.
“Our argument is clear: Arizona has the constitutional authority to implement policies to protect its borders and citizens – policies that mirror federal immigration law Continue reading
Washington, D.C. – The American Center for Law and Justice, focusing on constitutional law, filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court Monday urging the Justices to declare that the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) does not apply to Obamacare. The ACLJ contends the AIA, which prohibits courts from preventing the federal government from assessing or Continue reading
Washington, DC – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, said today it will aggressively defend a World War II memorial on a Montana mountain – a statue of Jesus – from a lawsuit filed by an atheist organization. The ACLJ said today it plans to file a friend-of-the-court brief backing the memorial.
“It’s clear this legal challenge represents the latest move in a troubling pattern designed to remove any religious reference from our history – a tactic that we believe ultimately will fail in the federal court system,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. “We are planning to file an amicus brief in this case
- standing up for the constitutionality of this important memorial. We will be representing thousands of Continue reading
Washington, DC – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) on Monday urged a federal appeals court to uphold an earlier decision that blocked the enforcement of New York City’s recently approved ordinance targeting crisis pregnancy centers. In July, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking the enactment of the measure, protecting the First Amendment rights of the crisis pregnancy centers. The ACLJ, which filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new ordinance, today filed its brief at an appeals court in response to New York City’s Continue reading
Washington, DC – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), representing more than 70,000 concerned individuals, said Tuesday’s decision by the federal government to renew a lease that keeps in place a World War II memorial on a Montana mountain – a statue of Jesus – is a “significant victory” and represents a sound defeat for an atheist organization that challenged the memorial. Continue reading
Washington, D.C. – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, said today’s release of a memo by the Department of Justice backing President Obama’s “recess appointments” is legally flawed and is nothing more than a “smokescreen” to provide cover for his unconstitutional actions.
“It should comes as no surprise that the President Obama’s Justice Department produced a memo that is Continue reading
Washington, D.C. – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, is urging a federal appeals court to uphold Alabama’s immigration law saying the measure “mirrors federal immigration provisions” and warns that if the Obama Administration challenge to the Alabama law succeeds, states will be effectively rendered “powerless over unchecked illegal immigration and the Continue reading