Faith and Justice

No one knows exactly when the Supreme Court will issue its decisions in the ObamaCare and Arizona immigration cases. No one except the Justices and those who work for them. In a world where leaks abound, the Supreme Court is one of the very few institutions in America where leaks are very rare and simply not tolerated.…

It didn’t take long. Just days after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in March on the constitutionality of ObamaCare, President Obama lashed out – chastising the Justices of the high court. If the Justices reject ObamaCare, the President warned that the Court would be taking an “unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that…

We have filed our amicus brief with the federal appeals court backing a decision by Texas to stop using taxpayer funds for abortion and to halt funding that ends up subsidizing Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. As you may recall, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned a lower court decision and…

The U.S. Attorney General – the nation’s top law enforcement officer. A difficult job under any circumstances. And a position that often generates controversy. Now, there’s growing criticism that Attorney General Eric Holder is playing politics, especially when it comes to determining which cases to prosecute, and which to ignore. In an interview with Megyn…

With his re-election campaign in high gear, President Obama is focusing on his outreach to women. And, make no mistake about it, the president’s pro-abortion track record regarding the funding of programs in this country and abroad has not gone unnoticed. In fact, President Obama just received a very strong endorsement from NARAL, one of…

Our friends at Present Truth Ministries have received a letter from Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who faces a death sentence in Iran because of his Christian beliefs. As you know, we’ve been working in this country and abroad to secure the release of Pastor Youcef. In his letter, he encourages the members of his congregation and supporters…

Newsweek has published an interesting and very telling investigative story that reveals that despite a lot of fanfare about the creation of a massive task force to probe and prosecute financial fraud, Eric Holder’s Justice Department has little to show after nearly four years. The story also raises important questions about whether the lack of…

938 days. That’s how long Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been imprisoned in Iran. His crime? He embraced Christianity and started a church. Now, with Pastor Youcef facing the death penalty, his situation is even more precarious. We reported last week that Pastor Youcef’s attorney has now been targeted by the Iranian regime. He’s been…

In just a matter of hours, we heard from more than 10,000 Americans (a number that continues to climb) who understand that taxpayer funds should not be used to fund abortions at Planned Parenthood. We first reported about this important pro-life win yesterday. A federal appeals court granted an emergency request – putting a lower court…

It was an extraordinary exchange. Rep. Trey Gowdy, (R-SC) asking Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sebelius to explain the constitutional implications involved in the HHS mandate, which is under attack for violating the religious beliefs of millions of Americans. The mandate requires employers to purchase health insurance for their employees that includes coverage for…

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Jay Sekulow

Jay Sekulow is Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a law firm and educational organization that focuses on constitutional law. He is also Chief Counsel of the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ).

Jay Sekulow is one of the leading defenders of constitutional rights and religious liberties in the United States. Over the past 25 years, Jay Sekulow has amassed an unparalleled record of accomplishment, arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court on 12 occasions. His aggressive litigation strategy before the Supreme Court has led to many landmark First Amendment victories.

In his first case before the Supreme Court, Jews for Jesus, Jay Sekulow secured the right of religious groups to pass out tracks in airports. In Mergens, Jay Sekulow successfully protected the right of students to form Bible clubs and prayer groups on public school campuses. In Lamb’s Chapel, Jay Sekulow cleared the way for churches to have equal access to public facilities in the same way that other groups are permitted to utilize those facilities. In the Bray and Operation Rescue cases, Jay Sekulow protected the free speech rights of pro-life advocates to be free from criminal prosecution for conveying their pro-life message. In McConnell v. FEC, Jay Sekulow protected the right of young people to engage in the political process by donating to the campaign of their choice. In Pleasant Grove, Jay Sekulow paved the way for governments to be able to display Ten Commandments monuments, and other monuments of their choosing, in public parks.

Through the ACLJ, Jay Sekulow engages the political, legal, and cultural battles facing America today. He routinely works with Members of Congress, advising them on proposed legislation and representing them in critical legal matters. Jay Sekulow has also testified before Congress on the constitutionality of proposed legislation.

Also, in addition to being a successful Supreme Court advocate, Jay Sekulow is a highly respected broadcaster. Jay Sekulow is the host of Jay Sekulow Live! which airs each weekday on over 850 radio stations nationwide, in addition Sirius and XM satellite radio. He brings insight and education to listeners daily through this national call-in radio program. He is also the host of the ACLJ This Week, the ACLJ’s weekly television program.

Jay Sekulow regularly appears on major media outlets, including FOX News, CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC, where he is sought out for his vast experience in constitutional law and his unique insight into many of the pressing legal and political issues facing America today. He is frequently quoted in the nation's leading newspapers and often contributes opinion editorials to national publications. Jay Sekulow has also published numerous law review and other scholarly articles.

Jay Sekulow has received numerous honors for his groundbreaking legal work in the area of free speech and religious liberties. The Legal Times has named Sekulow one of “The 90 Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Last 30 Years” and the National Law Journal has twice named Sekulow one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers” in the United States. In addition, TIME Magazine listed Jay Sekulow as one of the "25 Most Influential Evangelicals" in America.

Jay Sekulow’s legal work in defense of religious liberties and human rights extends beyond the United States, having founded the ECLJ in Strasbourg, France, which maintains consultative status with the United Nations. He has also opened offices in Pakistan, Africa, and Jerusalem, Israel. Jay Sekulow is a staunch defender of Israel, presenting arguments before the International Criminal Court at the Hague. His efforts in support of Israel’s right to defend itself from terrorist attacks have been commended by Israeli government officials, one official stating, "Jay was instrumentally-involved in projects that the President of Israel and the Prime Minister put on our national agenda."

Jay Sekulow also has a passion for educating the next generation of religious liberty advocates. He is a member of the Regent University Law School Faculty as a Distinguished Professor of Law and routinely teaches courses on constitutional law and presents guest lectures. Jay Sekulow has also started educational programs in international human rights law in Strasbourg, France and at Handong University in South Korea.

Jay Sekulow is a graduate of Mercer University, earning both a bachelor’s degree and doctor of jurisprudence. Sekulow served on the editorial staff of the Mercer Law Review and graduated cum laude. He later earned a Ph.D. from Regent University, writing his dissertation on American Legal History. Jay Sekulow also serves on the Board of Trustees for The Supreme Court Historical Society in Washington, D.C.

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