Victory Reports

This is the latest installment of our year-end Victories Series, looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2021. During the pandemic, the ACLJ represented three churches in a major lawsuit challenging California’s ban on singing and chanting at indoor worship services. After a series of positive developments, including the worship ban being repealed, the lawsuit was favorably settled earlier this year. From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the radical Left try to... read more

This is the latest installment of our year-end Victories Series, looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2021. This year the ACLJ settled an important case with an agreement that immediately affected Jewish students at the Georgia Institute of Technology and, hopefully, set a precedent for other universities to follow. Last January we filed a federal complaint on behalf of our client, Hillels of Georgia, asking the Department of Education to investigate and determine... read more

This is the latest installment of our year-end Victories Series, looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2021. Through the efforts of our legal team – and the power of prayer – the ACLJ successfully helped defend the right to pray – even in a jury box, where God’s wisdom and guidance may be most crucial. Back in 2017, we told you how a district court in Florida removed a juror because of his religious beliefs. During the course of jury deliberations, the juror (Juror 13) read more

This is the latest installment of our year-end Victories Series, looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2021. Earlier this year, the ACLJ was contacted by a Messianic Christian after he had been told he could no longer come to work without shaving his beard. We immediately rolled up our sleeves to get to work protecting his rights. Our client hasn’t shaved his beard in over 35 years because of his religious beliefs based on ancient biblical tradition. Once his public... read more

This is the first installment of our year-end Victories Series, looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2021. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals revealed its blind devotion to abortion on demand. Fortunately, the Supreme Court stepped in – at our urging – and threw out the lower court’s flawed ruling in early 2021, shortly after the Biden Administration took office. When Tennessee Governor Bill Lee ordered a halt on all elective medical... read more

Every year, the ACLJ provides legal assistance to students across the country whose constitutional rights have been threatened or infringed upon by school officials. These students range in grades from kindergarten to college, but the facts are always similar: Their religious speech is silenced by public school officials. One inspiring story from this fall semester involves a college student enrolled in a public college in Wyoming who reached out to the ACLJ after her English instructor refused... read more

The ACLJ just scored a major victory for hardworking American taxpayers , defeating the Biden Administration’s unconstitutional attempt to strip individual states of their own authority in federal court. A federal district court just struck down the Biden-Pelosi-Schumer ban on states lowering taxes. We told you about President Biden, House Speaker Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Schumer, and the radical Left’s gross overreach of power, telling states they are not allowed to lower their... read more

Some weeks ago, the ACLJ was contacted by a long-time realtor who had been warned by his local realtor association board that the use of a cross in his realtor advertisements might create an issue under federal law and violate nondiscrimination policies. He was being pressured to remove the cross. The cross apparently referred to by the local governing board which he regularly uses is actually the logo for the Christian Real Estate Network (CREN). CREN is a referral network that seeks to... read more

The ACLJ had two more religious liberty victories this month as we continue to fight to protect your right to worship and congregate. We recently listed the steps for requesting religious accommodations from your employers in order to observe the Sabbath. Our latest success story involves a power company in West Virginia that decided to revoke a man’s religious accommodation after six years of employment. This employee had requested in writing a religious accommodation to prevent his company... read more

Our affiliate in Pakistan just rescued a Christian couple from bonded labor. Hanif Masih and his wife, Maryam Masih, had been working for a wealthy Muslim farm owner, Mian Faisal, in a small village in Hafizabad, about 115 kilometers from Lahore. Both started their work in 2016. Hanif took care of Faisal’s cattle and Maryam worked as a maid in Faisal’s house. Faisal provided them servants’ quarters and loaned Hanif 250,000 Pakistani rupees (about $1,300) to put a new roof on the servants’ read more

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