On July 2, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in the case of Price v. City of Chicago, although Justice Thomas would have granted the petition. The American Constitutional Rights Union, joined by Students for Life in America, filed an amicus brief in support of the Petitioners, who were challenging the constitutionality of a Chicago ordinance limiting the speech rights of anti-abortion protesters.
Last week the Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious liberty for the Little Sisters of the Poor and Our Lady of Guadalupe School. One decision upheld the right of religious groups to be exempt from providing contraceptive and the abortion coverage, and the other confirmed that faith based schools can make faith based hiring decisions. Meanwhile, in China, its government blocked three US congressmen and an ambassador from entry because they stand firm on religious liberty.
The American Civil Rights Union Urges the Supreme Court to Protect Free Speech by Overturning Hill v. Colorado
7/11: The American Civil Rights Union has filed an amicus brief in support of the petitioners in Price v. Chicago, encouraging the Court to agree to take the case.
5/28: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski reports on the Supreme Court's 7-to-2 decision to uphold laws requiring a dignified burial for unborn children and the court's decision not to make a ruling on sex-selection abortions.
5/16: The First Amendment remains the bulwark of our liberty. But it faces unrelenting assault by the Left.
2/7: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski reports on the Supreme Court's decision to grant a stay in a case involving a Louisiana law restricting abortions.
1/19: The Democrats are losing one of their favorite hills to die on, and they’re afraid it’ll cost them votes.
9/8: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski reports on a federal judge calling the Roman Catholic Church a "sect" when ruling against it.
7/16: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski reports on the Fifth Circuit's decision to protect the Catholic church from perceived intimidation tactics.
7/2: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski explains why the abortion decision may factor into Supreme Court confirmation hearings.