American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) supports the Second Amendment rights of New York City residents as the Supreme Court decides whether the New York City law criminalizing transport of registered guns outside the home is unconstitutional. The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) has filed an amicus brief supporting the petitioners in the case New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York in the Supreme Court of the United States. The Constitution clearly outlines the right to “keep and bear” arms. The right to bear arms is at stake in the case. New York State Rifle & Pistol Association seeks to overturn a decision to uphold [...]
7/27: The ACRU filed an amicus brief in support of a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Pennsylvania redistricting case.
Conservatives groups launched a multimillion-dollar campaign on Monday to push the Senate to confirm President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, helping break the gridlock in the Senate.
Democrats are trying to resurrect their unprecedented filibuster of judicial nominees through the blue slip tradition.
The Supreme Court has only decided two cases on the right to keep and bear arms: D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago.
President Trump’s travel ban, the Second Amendment, religious liberty versus LGBT issues, and even the possibility of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement will be addressed, as all eyes are on the Supreme Court on Monday.
The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Donald Trump’s first nominee to a federal court under the level of the Supreme Court, voting 52-44 to confirm Judge Amul Thapar to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on July 19, 2014 on Forbes.com.Last week, I discussed tax reform as the first component of a comprehensive agenda to restore booming economic growth, and the American Dream. This week, I will discuss a second essential component of such a growth restoration agenda: deregulation.Global CoolingLast week, I attended and spoke at the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change in Las Vegas, organized by the Heartland Institute, the world headquarters for skeptics of anthropogenic (human caused), catastrophic, global warming. The event was co-sponsored by 32 organizations, demonstrating broad support for the Resistance. Nearly 700 people attended (a record [...]
This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 18, 2014 on The Washington Times website.Attention, illegal-immigrant children, gang members and drug smugglers who are still pouring over the border into Texas:If you're looking for a place to stay while President Obama figures out a way to turn you all into welfare-dependent Democrats, I have just the place. Actually, several.First, head for San Francisco. It's beautiful this time of year. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, recently proclaimed in Texas that not only was the border between Mexico and the United States meaningless ("It's a community with a border running through it"), but [...]
(Editor's note: The following excerpt is from a column by Wesley J. Smith on NationalReview.com on July 15, 2014.) The wailing and gnashing of teeth over the very modest Hobby Lobby case shows that it was a precursor for the real game that is afoot: forcing those with religious beliefs against abortion and assisted suicide (among other "interventions") to participate or get out of medicine. No conscience allowed.Proof of the pending attack on religious liberty comes with an email I received (by accident, I am sure) from the ACLU of Washington trolling for clients to become litigants in lawsuits aimed at breaking the backs of people who [...]