Unanimous Supreme Court Holds Pro-Life Susan B. Anthony List Can Continue Legal Challenge

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 16, 2014 on Breitbart.com.The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List (SBA) was investigated for allegedly violating an Ohio election law banning false speech in campaign messages. It has now won on an issue at the Supreme Court that allows SBA to proceed with its lawsuit, arguing Ohio's law violates free speech.Ohio law prohibits "false statements" about the "voting record of a... public official" in campaign ads during elections. Former Rep. Steven Driehaus (D-OH) filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission against SBA in 2010. The pro-life group made an ad that said Driehaus' vote to [...]

By |2020-04-23T21:52:38-04:00June 19th, 2014|

Supreme Court Affirms Police Officer's Felony Conviction for Buying Gun for Law-Abiding Uncle

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 16, 2014 on Breitbart.com.When purchasing a firearm, federal law makes it a crime to make any false statement about "any fact material to the lawfulness of the sale." Bruce Abramski is a former police officer in Virginia who purchased a gun for his uncle in Pennsylvania. His uncle is law-abiding and could have bought the gun himself, but Abramski made the purchase to get a policeman's price discount to save his uncle money.The former officer was convicted for violating federal law in buying the gun. Today in Abramski v. United States, by a 5-to-4 vote [...]

By |2014-06-19T11:07:12-04:00June 19th, 2014|

ACRU Warns More Mississippi Counties

"If they don't clean up their rolls, they risk litigation." — ACRU Chairman Susan A. Carleson.WASHINGTON D.C. (June 16, 2014) — The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) has sent notices to five more Mississippi counties that they are in violation of Section 8 of the National Voter Registration ("Motor Voter") Act. The counties have more registered voters than voting age-eligible residents, according to official data from the U.S. Census and state voter registration offices.The letters were sent on June 10 to officials in Clarke, Humphreys, LeFlore, Madison and Noxubee counties."Voter rolls across America have been discovered that contain substantial numbers of ineligible voters, resulting in the possible [...]

By |2014-06-16T10:52:21-04:00June 16th, 2014|

President Obama's Plan to "De-develop" America Shifts into High Gear

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on June 9, 2014 on Forbes.com.President Obama's own Administration officially reports that the U.S. economy DECLINED by 1% in the first quarter of this year. That follows 1.9% reported total annual growth for all of 2013.The U.S. economy sustained a real rate of economic growth of 3.3% from 1945 to 1973, and achieved the same 3.3% sustained real growth from 1982 to 2007. Before President Obama, it was only during the stagflation decade of 1973 to 1982, reflecting the deeply misguided reigning intellectual leadership of the time, that real growth fell to only half long term trends.This [...]

By |2014-06-10T15:28:28-04:00June 10th, 2014|

The Economics of Replacing Obamacare: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on June 1, 2014 on Forbes.com.Republicans have not unified behind a single bill to replace Obamacare because conservatives have been debating among themselves exactly what the components of that bill should be. The ongoing collapse of Obamacare, economically and politically, is heightening the stakes in that debate, delaying matters.But the replacement plan now emerging will broaden health coverage at least as much as Obamacare, which teased universal coverage but never delivered. Moreover, the replacement plan would actually reduce health costs (through tried and true market incentives, proven to work in the real world), again which Obamacare promised, [...]

By |2014-06-02T12:30:52-04:00June 2nd, 2014|

A Snapshot of Islamic 'Justice'

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 30, 2014 on The Washington Times website.The world is full of cruelty, but something unfolding in Sudan should interest even jaded observers.If a million deaths are a statistic, and a single death is a tragedy, this case puts a human face on the genocide of Christians by militant Muslims all over the world. God willing, this story might still have a happy ending if the U.S. government takes it seriously.Dr. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishig, a pregnant Christian woman, was sentenced on May 11 by a Sudanese government Shariah law court to 100 lashes and then to [...]

By |2014-06-02T11:26:17-04:00June 2nd, 2014|

Transform the VA into a Pro-Growth Model for First Rate Health Care

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on May 25, 2014 on Forbes.com.The VA (Veterans Administration) scandals show why so many people have been so highly motivated for so long to fight against Obamacare. That is because of the perfectly rational fear that Obamacare will end up doing to the entire American health care system what the VA has done to health care for America's veterans.Many have already commented that the VA system is actually pure socialized medicine. The government doesn't just pay for health care or health insurance under the system for our nation's veterans. The government actually builds and owns the hospitals [...]

By |2014-05-27T14:47:05-04:00May 27th, 2014|

ACRU: White House Rewriting of ObamaCare Violates Constitutional Separation of Powers

"Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that Congress gives up its designated legislative authority whenever a president decides to legislate on his own." — American Civil Rights Union Chairman Susan A. CarlesonWashington, D.C. (April 22, 2014) — In an amicus brief filed in U.S. District Court in Wisconsin, the ACRU has joined Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and two organizations in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) that challenges a rule issued by the Obama Administration allowing federal health insurance subsidies for lawmakers and some congressional staff members.The brief, written by attorney Joel C. Mandelman, notes that the Affordable Care Act has been [...]

By |2014-04-22T15:40:21-04:00April 22nd, 2014|

How to Liberate America from the Poverty Trap that Is Enslaving Us

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on April 13, 2014 on Forbes.com.In the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report, for March, the Obama economy finally reached a long overdue milestone. More than six years after the latest recession began, in December, 2007, the economy has finally at long last recovered all of the jobs lost during the recession.The gross failure is that in the 11 previous recessions since the Great Depression, the economy recovered all jobs lost during the recession after an average of 25 months after the prior jobs peak (when the recession began). So the job effects of prior post [...]

By |2014-04-15T10:25:01-04:00April 15th, 2014|

ACRU: Leave Clergy Housing Allowance Alone

Freedom from Religion Foundation is "trying to use the federal courts to destroy religious freedom and independence from government control," said American Civil Rights Union Chairman Susan A. Carleson. Washington, D.C. (April 14, 2014) — An Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rule allowing clergy to have a tax-exempt housing allowance is a reasonable accommodation of religion, not an unconstitutional establishment of religion, the ACRU argued in a federal court brief filed on April 9.The brief, filed by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Kenneth A. Klukowski on behalf of the Liberty Institute, asks the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a ruling by Senior U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb [...]

By |2020-04-23T21:52:38-04:00April 14th, 2014|

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