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  • Judge: ACLU not 'reasonable Court whacks civil-liberties group, OKs Ten Commandments display

    12/20/2005 2:01:25 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 101 replies · 2,783+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | December 20, 2005
    A U.S. appeals court today upheld the decision of a lower court in allowing the inclusion of the Ten Commandments in a courthouse display, hammering the American Civil Liberties Union and declaring, "The First Amendment does not demand a wall of separation between church and state." Attorneys from the American Center for Law and Justice successfully argued the case on behalf of Mercer County, Ky., and a display of historical documents placed in the county courthouse. The panel voted 3-0 to reject the ACLU's contention the display violated the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. The county display the ACLU sued...
  • FOX News: Religion in America: Church and State now on! Fighting for Religious Freedom!

    12/18/2005 7:09:25 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 121 replies · 3,247+ views
    FOX News | December 18, 2005
    Looks like it could be interesting.
  • ACLJ Backs City of Las Cruces in Cross Case

    12/06/2005 5:10:49 PM PST · by Laz711 · 8 replies · 517+ views
    This morning I have authorized the filing of briefs to the U.S. District Court on behalf of the city of Las Cruces, New Mexico. As you will recall, several weeks ago members of Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Las Cruces city seal. That seal depicts three crosses as part of its presentation. When translated into English, “Las Cruces” actually means “the crosses.” AU and its allies have made the determination to remove this reference to the religious heritage of New Mexico. Below is the content of a letter that I...
  • NOW v. Scheidler, Operation Rescue, et al, Heading Back to US Supreme Court

    11/22/2005 4:39:49 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 5 replies · 550+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 23 November 2005 | Terry Vanderheyden
    WASHINGTON, November 22, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After almost 20 years of harassing litigation, the case of National Organization for Women v. Scheidler, Operation Rescue and three other pro-life defendants is heading back to the US Supreme Court for an unprecedented third time. With oral arguments scheduled to take place on Nov. 30 at the high court, at issue is a federal appeals court decision that purported to reopen the case despite the Supreme Court's complete rejection of NOW's lawsuit in 2003. “We are hopeful that the high court will reinforce what it said two years ago and finally bring this...
  • Jesus Name Not to be used by Military Chaplains

    11/15/2005 5:43:24 PM PST · by conserv371 · 208 replies · 6,618+ views
    American Center for Law and Justice ^ | Nov. 15, 2005 | Jay Sekulow
    A pattern of hostility to free speech - specifically the rights of Christians to pray - is on the rise in our country. We saw it in our nation’s public schools ... where prayer was officially banned. We have seen it in our workplaces. Now, our United States military seems to have “jumped on the bandwagon” ... with Air Force leadership recently releasing proposed guidelines that will restrict how Air Force chaplains can pray. If approved, these guidelines may well be implemented throughout the entire Armed Forces. This is an outrage that we cannot allow! Already, it is documented that...
  • Congressmen back Scouts in ACLU suit

    11/09/2005 7:57:42 AM PST · by Jay777 · 9 replies · 738+ views
    Worldnet Daily ^ | November 9, 2005 | Unknown
    Ninety members of Congress filed a brief yesterday with a federal appeals court declaring support for the U.S. Defense Department in its sponsorship of the Boy Scouts of America's national jamboree. The department's backing of the quadrennial event, attended this year by more than 40,000 Scouts, was opposed in a 1999 lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU contends federal government sponsorship violates the First Amendment, because the Boy Scouts require members to swear an oath to "do my duty to God and my country." The next jamboree is scheduled for 2010 to coincide with the 100th...
  • Summary of Boy Scouts Brief (ACLJ vs. ACLU)

    11/08/2005 3:05:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 582+ views
    The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago on Tuesday, November 8th, 2005, in Winkler v. Rumsfeld, a case involving the Boy Scouts of America. The brief was filed on behalf of the ACLJ as well as eighty-eight current members of the United States Congress. For almost sixty years, the United States military has provided supplies and services in support of the Boy Scouts' National Scout Jamboree held every four years. The military has supported the Boy Scouts because of their commitment to patriotism, good...
  • The Secrets of Jay Sekulow

    11/02/2005 12:17:55 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 138 replies · 3,961+ views
    Legal Times (via Law.com) ^ | November 1, 2005 | Tony Mauro
    But there is another side to Jay Sekulow, one that, until now, has been obscured from the public. It is the Jay Sekulow who, through the ACLJ and a string of interconnected nonprofit and for-profit entities, has built a financial empire that generates millions of dollars a year and supports a lavish lifestyle -- complete with multiple homes, chauffeur-driven cars, and a private jet [...][snip] That less-known side of Sekulow was revealed in several interviews with former associates of his and in hundreds of pages of court and tax documents reviewed by Legal Times. Critics say Sekulow's lifestyle is at...
  • Jay Sekulow's Golden Ticket

    11/01/2005 8:41:48 PM PST · by tbird5 · 17 replies · 770+ views
    Legal Times ^ | October 31, 2005 | By Tony Mauro
    Just the week before, Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, had cheerfully predicted that Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers had “turned the corner” and would never withdraw her name from consideration. Now, a few hours after Miers proved him dead wrong, Sekulow sounded as upbeat as ever. “She did the noble thing,” Sekulow told the million-plus people listening to his daily radio show on Christian stations last Thursday, adding, confidentially, “I saw this coming.” The next nominee, he predicted, would be a sitting judge just as worthy of support as Miers. It was vintage...
  • ACLJ Says Senate Questionnaire Shows Harriet Miers is Uniquely Qualified to Serve on Supreme Court

    10/18/2005 10:11:15 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 100 replies · 1,489+ views
    The American Center for Law and Justice ^ | October 18, 2005 | Jay Sekulow
    The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), specializing in constitutional law said today that a Senate questionnaire completed by Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers clearly shows that she is uniquely qualified to serve on the high court. "The responses to the questionnaire clearly show that the depth of real world experience — both in and out of the courtroom — uniquely qualifies Harriet Miers for a seat on the Supreme Court of the United States," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. "After reviewing the 57-page questionnaire, it is clear that the judicial philosophy of Harriet Miers respects...
  • ACLJ Calls Harriet Miers an "Excellent" Choice for the Supreme Court

    10/03/2005 9:27:22 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 245 replies · 5,132+ views
    The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), specializing in constitutional law said today that Harriet Miers, the nominee named by President Bush for a seat on the Supreme Court of the United States, is an excellent choice who represents the conservative mainstream of judicial philosophy of interpreting the Constitution, not re-writing it. “Once again, President Bush showed exceptional judgment in naming Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court to replace Justice O’Connor,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ, who argues regularly before the high court and has a pro-life protest case at the high court this term. “At...
  • Rallying (ACLJ says Miers in conservative mainstream)

    10/03/2005 7:02:08 AM PDT · by frankjr · 80 replies · 2,576+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 10/3/05 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Jay Sekulow joins Leonard Leo: (Washington, DC) – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), specializing in constitutional law said today that Harriet Miers, the nominee named by President Bush for a seat on the Supreme Court of the United States, is an excellent choice who represents the conservative mainstream of judicial philosophy of interpreting the Constitution, not re-writing it. “Once again, President Bush showed exceptional judgment in naming Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court to replace Justice O’Connor,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ, who argues regularly before the high court and has a pro-life protest...
  • Jay Sekulow Now Says: No Abortion Questions For John Roberts?

    09/04/2005 9:42:20 PM PDT · by Ricardo4CP · 7 replies · 624+ views
    "The American View" Radio Talk Show ^ | 9/4/2005 | "The American View" Radio Talk Show
    Our 21st nationally-syndicated, one-hour radio show, “The American View,” co-hosted by myself and recovering Republican” John Lofton, was broadcast this past Sunday in 38 cities in 22 states. Hear it now (10,618 kb) On this program, we discuss Jay Sekulow’s strange view that Bush Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, in his confirmation hearing (which starts September 6), must not be asked about, and must not answer questions about, abortion or any abortion-related court decisions such as Roe v. Wade. We say this is strange because Sekulow and his organization, the “American Center For Law & Justice,” have raised millions of...
  • A Year of Work to Sell Roberts to Conservatives (2 religious lawyers calmed skeptics)

    07/22/2005 9:44:25 PM PDT · by whoisonfirst · 45 replies · 956+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 7/22/05 | David Kirkpatrick
    WASHINGTON, July 21 - For at least a year before the nomination of Judge John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court, the White House was working behind the scenes to shore up support for him among its social conservative allies, quietly reassuring them that he was a good bet for their side in cases about abortion, same-sex marriage and public support for religion. When the White House began testing the name of Judge Roberts on a short list of potential nominees, many social conservatives were skeptical. In hearings for confirmation to the United States Court of Appeals for the District...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 3 July 2005

    07/03/2005 4:38:32 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 619 replies · 13,394+ views
    Various television networks ^ | 3 July 2005 | various self-serving politicians and MSM screaming faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, June 12th, 2005 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; The Committee for Justice chairman C. Boyden Gray; Alliance for Justice president Nan Aron. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Specter, Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Chris Dodd, D-Conn., and Chuck Hagel, R-Neb.; Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Joseph Biden, D-Del., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah; People for the American Way president Ralph Neas; American Center for Law and Justice chief counsel Jay Alan Sekulow. THIS WEEK...
  • Term paper about 'God' earns student failing grade

    06/28/2005 7:23:53 AM PDT · by zlala · 360 replies · 5,081+ views
    Term paper about 'God' earns student failing grade 'He told me you might as well write about the Easter Bunny. He wanted to censor the word God.' VICTORVILLE — For using the "G" word 41 times in a term paper, Bethany Hauf was given an "F" by her Victor Valley Community College instructor. Hauf's teacher approved her term paper topic — Religion and its Place within the Government — on one condition: Don't use the word God. Instead of complying with VVCC adjunct instructor Michael Shefchik's condition Hauf wrote a 10-page report for her English 101 class entitled "In God...
  • The ACLU Is Going Down...

    06/10/2005 8:36:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies · 4,506+ views
    The Rant ^ | June 10, 2005 | Justin Darr
    For years the American Civil Liberties Union has pushed its agenda as to what the Constitution “really says,” and what freedom “really means” through judicial extortion. In 1978, the Supreme Court exempted the ACLU from the “ambulance chasing” prohibitions that apply to nearly every other lawyer in the country. Over the years this has enabled the ACLU’s legions of pro bono attorneys to specifically target various organizations they feel are vulnerable to their lawsuits, dredge the ranks of the “offended” until they can find someone who will agree to let the ACLU stick their name at the top of a...
  • Sharon Meets 'Jews for Jesus' Follower

    05/11/2005 5:20:23 PM PDT · by Cecily · 253 replies · 2,775+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | May 10, 2005 | Herb Keinon
    Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, interested in shoring up his standing in the influential US Evangelical Christian community, met eight leading Evangelical figures Tuesday, including Jay Sekulow, a high profile Messianic Jew. Sekulow, who runs a conservative civil liberties group called the American Center for Law & Justice that was set up by evangelist Pat Robertson, is considered close to US President George W. Bush and was one of three strategists charged by the White House with the task of getting Bush's controversial court nominees through the Senate.
  • Illinois Governor Sued Over Discrimination Against Pro-Life Pharmacists

    04/19/2005 4:35:19 PM PDT · by IleeneWright · 189 replies · 1,823+ views
    LIFENEWS.COM ^ | April 13, 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    Springfield, IL (LifeNews.com) -- Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich now faces a lawsuit over his executive order requiring pharmacists in the state to fill all legal prescriptions for any drugs -- including birth control or morning after pills that some pharmacists believe cause abortions. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a pro-life law firm, filed suit in state court on behalf of two pharmacists who say dispensing such drugs violates their moral beliefs. They contend they should not be required to participate in the abortions the drugs may cause or to contribute to a customer's sexual activity. The ACLJ...
  • ACLJ Files Lawsuit Against Illinois Governor Charging Order Requir'g Pharms. to Dispense Meds

    04/14/2005 2:31:43 PM PDT · by Daisy4 · 33 replies · 931+ views
    ACLJ Files Lawsuit Against Illinois Governor Charging Order Requiring Pharmacists to Dispense Medication that Violates Religious Beliefs is Unenforceable http://www.aclj.org/news/Read.aspx?ID=1475 April 13, 2005 (Springfield, IL) – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which specializes in constitutional law, today filed a lawsuit in state court in Illinois on behalf of two pharmacists challenging Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s emergency amendment to the state code requiring pharmacists to dispense medication even if filling the prescriptions violate their conscience and religious beliefs. The ACLJ lawsuit charges that the Governor’s order is unenforceable and urges the court to declare it null and void...