ACRU Amicus Brief Library

ACRU: Leave Clergy Housing Allowance Alone

April 14, 2014 — 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)... Read more

ACRU: IRS, U.S. Court Overreached on Obamacare Exchanges

March 11, 2014 — WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 11, 2014) ---- In a brief filed Monday at the Fourth District U.S. Court of Appeals, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) argues that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has ignored Congress on Obamacare and violated the... Read more

ACRU Supports Hobby Lobby Against ObamaCare Contraceptive Mandate

January 28, 2014 — "Individuals have Free Exercise rights with respect to their for-profit businesses." WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 28, 2014) - The Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate unconstitutionally violates the religious freedom of a Christian family that owns a chain of craft stores and... Read more

ACRU Sues Texas County Over Voting Roll Violations

January 28, 2014 — SANDERSON, TX (Jan. 28, 2014) - The American Civil Rights Union has sued a Texas county for having more registered voters than age-eligible residents. The suit marks the first legal action following the ACRU's sending letters to 15 Texas counties... Read more

ACRU: Obama Made Illegal Recess Appointments to NLRB

November 26, 2013 — Group's Supreme Court brief supports private company against negative ruling by a National Labor Relations Board that lacked a constitutionally legal quorum. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 26, 2013) -- President Obama violated the Constitution by claiming to have made three appointments... Read more

ACRU Wins Second Historic Election Integrity Consent Decree

October 21, 2013 — Another Mississippi county agrees to take dead people, felons and double-registered individuals off its voter rolls. HATTIESBURG, MS (Oct. 21, 2013) -- Officials in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi have signed a consent decree agreeing to clean up voter rolls in... Read more

ACRU: ObamaCare Violates Freedom of Religion

October 15, 2013 — Brief filed on behalf of Liberty University says the cost of defying abortion order would be "crippling." ALEXANDRIA, VA (Oct. 15, 2013) — In an amicus brief submitted on October 9, the American Civil Rights Union asked the U.S. Supreme... Read more

ACRU Wins Historic Election Integrity Consent Decree

September 4, 2013 — Mississippi county agrees to take the dead, felons and the double-registered off its voter rolls. HATTIESBURG, MS (Sept. 4, 2013) — Officials in Walthall County, Mississippi, were sued in April by the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) under the National... Read more

ACRU: Supreme Court Should Clear Way to Clean Up N.J. Slum

September 4, 2013 — Township Broke No Federal Law in Redeveloping Blighted Housing Project, Group Argues WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 4, 2013) — In a Supreme Court brief submitted Tuesday, Sept. 3, the American Civil Rights Union argues that local officials did not violate the... Read more

ACRU Urges Court to Clarify the Right to Carry

August 13, 2013 — Maryland law reduces Second Amendment's guarantee of right to bear arms largely to home and hearth, group contends in court brief. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Maryland is unconstitutionally restricting citizens' right of self defense outside the home, argues an American Civil... Read more

ACRU Asks Court to Use 'Coercion Test' in Freedom to Pray Case

August 8, 2013 — WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 6, 2013) -- Is allowing prayer at public meetings an example of the free exercise of religion as guaranteed by the First Amendment or an illegal governmental establishment of religion? To assist courts in threading this needle,... Read more

ACRU: D.C. Gun Transfer Law Violates Second Amendment by Burdening the Sale of Goods or Services

July 11, 2013 — WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 11, 2013)—The District of Columbia's law requiring residents who purchase out-of-state guns to go through an expensive middleman to get a transfer permit violates the Second Amendment, according to a brief filed on July 1 at the... Read more

ACRU Brief Says Popular Michigan State Initiative Ending Racial Preferences Is a Cure for Unintended, Bad Consequences

July 10, 2013 — WASHINGTON D.C. (JULY 10, 2013)—In 2009, Michigan voters by 58 to 42 percent approved Proposal 2, a constitutional amendment that stopped preferential treatment of minorities at publicly funded institutions, including college admissions. Several racial preference groups sued, and the case... Read more

ACRU Asks Supreme Court to Strike Campaign Finance Limits

May 14, 2013 — Political speech should have higher protection than "pornography, nude dancing and abortion," brief says. WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2013) -- In an amicus brief filed May 8, the American Civil Rights Union argues that limits on campaign donations infringe on... Read more

ACRU Brief: EPA Jumped the Gun in CO2 Crackdown

April 29, 2013 — WASHINGTON D.C. (April 29, 2013) -- A lower court ignored the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) breach of federal law requiring peer review when the agency issued a finding that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a pollutant subject to federal regulation, a... Read more

ACRU Sues Two Mississippi Counties over Voter Rolls

April 26, 2013 — WASHINGTON D.C. (April 26, 2013) -- On behalf of the American Civil Rights Union, three former U.S. Justice Department attorneys filed lawsuits today in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi seeking an injunction to compel election... Read more

ACRU's Liberty U. Brief: ObamaCare Violates Religious Freedom

March 7, 2013 — WASHINGTON (March 6) - In an amicus brief filed at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) argues that the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act's (PPACA) employer and individual mandates are unconstitutional burdens... Read more

ACRU-Authored Brief Warns Court to Avoid Ideologically Driven Research in Marriage Case

February 14, 2013 — In a brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 29 in the California Proposition 8 marriage case, co-author Ken Klukowski, a Senior Legal Analyst for the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU), argues that the Court should be leery... Read more

ACRU Brief Says Right to Firearms Not Limited to Home

February 11, 2013 — WASHINGTON (Feb. 11, 2013) -- In a brief filed today at the U.S. Supreme Court, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) urges the court to hear a case involving New York citizens who say their Second Amendment right to bear... Read more

ACRU Defends Marriage in Combined Supreme Court Case

January 30, 2013 — Lower Court Rulings Striking Down California's Prop 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act Rest on Faulty Logic, Brief Says WASHINGTON, DC (Jan. 30, 2013) Lower courts have misapplied the central finding in a previous case in their rulings... Read more

Scouts Win Big after 11-Year Battle

January 10, 2013 — ACRU amicus briefs supported them in San Diego Lawsuit "We're proud to have stood by the Scouts in this crucial case," said ACRU Chairman and CEO Susan A. Carleson. "This is a major victory for the Scouts and for our... Read more

ACRU Files Brief Protecting Integrity of Elections

December 17, 2012 — Dec. 17, 2012 -- The American Civil Rights Union filed a brief on Dec. 14 at the United States Supreme Court in Arizona v. The Intertribal Council of Arizona in support of Arizona's Proposition 200, which requires prospective voters to... Read more

ACRU Supreme Court Brief Calls Florida Permit Denial 'Extortion'

November 29, 2012 — Nov. 30, 2012 - In a case with profound implications for property owners, the American Civil Rights Union filed a brief on Nov. 28 at the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that bureaucrats so violated a Florida man's constitutional rights against... Read more

ACRU Brief Asks Supreme Court to Hear Colleges' Case against HHS Contraception Mandate

October 15, 2012 — Lower federal courts erred in dismissing two colleges' challenges to the Obama Administration's contraception mandate, the ACRU argues in an amicus brief filed on Oct. 12 at the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief in Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey College... Read more

Feds Have No Right to Punish Social Security Recipients for Not Taking Medicare, ACRU Argues to Supreme Court

October 1, 2012 — People shouldn't have their Social Security benefits withheld or have to repay past benefits if they don't participate in Medicare Part A, a brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday by the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) argues.... Read more

ACRU Asks Supreme Court to Hear California Marriage Case

September 4, 2012 — In an amicus brief filed August 31, the American Civil Rights Union urged the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of the Ninth Circuit's ruling in Hollingsworth v. Perry striking down California's constitutional marriage amendment. Download the brief here.... Read more

ACRU Asks Supreme Court to Overturn University of Texas Racial Discrimination Policy

May 30, 2012 — May 30 -- The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU), in a brief filed today at the U.S. Supreme Court, asks the Court to overturn a ruling against Abigail Fisher, a white woman denied admission to the University of Texas in... Read more

ACRU Urges Supreme Court to Adopt 'Coercion Test'

April 5, 2012 — March 14 - In an amicus brief submitted today to the U.S. Supreme Court, the American Civil Rights Union argues for a new constitutional standard protecting religious freedom. The case, Mount Soledad Memorial Association v. Steve Trunk, et al, involves... Read more

Supreme Court Sides with ACRU in EPA Case

March 23, 2012 — "This is a great victory for property rights and against abuses of federal power," said Susan A. Carleson, Chairman and CEO of the American Civil Rights Union, which filed a friend of the court brief in Sackett v. EPA. March... Read more

ACRU Files Supreme Court Briefs Defending Arizona and Challenging ObamaCare

February 13, 2012 — Feb. 13 -- An American Civil Rights Union brief filed today at the U.S. Supreme Court argues that Arizona has the right to enforce existing federal law regarding illegal immigrants. The Justice Department had sued Arizona over its new law... Read more

ObamaCare's Medicaid Provision 'Unconstitutional'

January 18, 2012 — "Has Congress made an offer that the states could not refuse? That is the question that must be decided by this case." Jan. 17, 2012 -- The American Civil Rights Union filed its sixth brief on Tuesday challenging the constitutionality... Read more

ACRU's Supreme Court Brief Says Lack of Mandate Would Doom ObamaCare

January 5, 2012 — Jan. 4, 2012 -- The American Civil Rights Union filed its fifth brief challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare. The brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, authored by ACRU General Counsel... Read more

ACRU Argues for Rule of Law, Financial Accountability in Stock Market Case

October 26, 2011 — The American Civil Rights Union filed a brief on Wednesday supporting a complaint that the National Association of Securities Dealers should be held accountable for misleading members as to a proxy vote over a change in bylaws. "NASD's claim of... Read more

ACRU Files Amicus Brief Defending Property Owner's Right to Build

October 3, 2011 — September 30, 2011 - Petitioners Chantell and Michael Sackett purchased a residential lot in a residential neighborhood, zoned and permitted by local authorities for construction of their home. After they began earthwork preparatory to such construction, they received a Compliance... Read more

ACRU Files Amicus Brief Supporting Arizona Immigration Legislation

September 15, 2011 — Arizona is ground zero for the illegal immigration tidal wave, with nearly half of all illegal border crossings in that state alone. This includes gang members in Mexican drug cartels and criminals fleeing their home countries south of the border.... Read more

ACRU Files Brief Defending Utah Cross Memorials

May 24, 2011 — The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) filed an amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court in support of the Petitioners in Davenport et al. v. American Atheists, Inc., urging the Court to grant certiorari to review the ruling... Read more

ACRU Files Brief Supporting Florida's Challenge to Obamacare

May 11, 2011 — The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) filed an amicus curiae brief today in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in support of Florida and other states in the case of State of Florida, et al. v... Read more

ACRU Brief Challenges Health Care Law

April 4, 2011 — The American Civil Rights Union filed an amicus curiae brief on April 4, 2011 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in support of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the case of Commonwealth of Virginia... Read more

ACRU Files Amicus Brief Against EPA's Unconstitutional Stoppage of Home Construction

March 29, 2011 — Petitioners Chantell and Michael Sackett purchased a residential lot in a residential neighborhood, zoned and permitted by local authorities for construction of their home. After they began earthwork prepatory to such construction, they received a Compliance Order from the EPA... Read more

California Court Rules Against Cross Memorial

January 6, 2011 — Ninth's Decision on Mt. Soledad Veterans Cross "Defies Common Sense," ACRU Says A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the 57-year-old concrete cross atop the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego is unconstitutional.... Read more

Court Strikes Down Obamacare

December 14, 2010 — The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Monday struck down as unconstitutional the individual mandate in President Obama's health care takeover scheme, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The individual mandate is the provision that... Read more

The American Civil Rights Union Files Amicus Brief to Strike Down Obamacare

November 21, 2010 — The American Civil Rights Union filed an amicus curiae brief on November 19 in the Federal District Court in the Northern District of Florida in the case of State of Florida, et al. v. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human... Read more

ACRU Seeks to Strike Down Obamacare

October 4, 2010 — The American Civil Rights Union filed an amicus curiae brief on October 4, 2010 in the Eastern District of Virginia in support of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the case of Commonwealth of Virginia v. Kathleen Sebelius seeking to... Read more

ACRU Defends Marriage in California

September 30, 2010 — On September 24, 2010, the American Civil Rights Union filed a amicus brief defending marriage in the appeal of the same-sex marriage case Perry v. Schwarzenegger. The people of California voted to amend the California Constitution to define marriage as... Read more

Recalling Senator Kent Conrad: Tea Party Activists in North Dakota Fight Denial of Recall Effort

August 31, 2010 — On August 30, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) filed an amicus brief in support of Tea Party activists arguing that North Dakota law does provide for recall of U.S. Senators. Tea Party activists had previously filed with the Secretary... Read more

ACRU Joins Effort to Protect Prayer

July 20, 2010 — A federal judge in Wisconsin held in April that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional as a violation of the First Amendment Establishment Clause. On July 7, ACRU joined a brief coauthored by ACRU Fellow and Senior Legal Analyst... Read more

ACRU Files Brief Urging N.J. Supreme Court to Allow Menendez Recall Petitions

May 10, 2010 — On May 10, 2010, the American Civil Rights Union filed a brief with the New Jersey Supreme Court urging the justices to affirm a state appellate court ruling ordering the Secretary of State to recognize a recall notice for U.S.... Read more

Salazar v. Buono

April 28, 2010 — The ACRU is happy to report that an important stride was taken today, April 28, 2010, in defense of the 1st Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of protecting an historic veteran's memorial cross in the Mojave... Read more

ACRU Urges NJ Supreme Court to Deny Sen. Menedez Petition to Hear Recall Appeal

April 21, 2010 — Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) petitioned the New Jersey Supreme Court to hear his appeal from the ruling of a state appellate court that a citizens committee seeking a recall election to remove him from office could proceed to circulate petitions... Read more

Loar et al v Michigan Department of Human Services

April 14, 2010 — On April 12, 2010, the ACRU filed an amicus brief requesting the Michigan Supreme Court to hear the case of Loar et al v Michigan Department of Human Services. This case presents critical questions regarding institutionalized misappropriation and diversion of... Read more

Doe v. Reed

March 5, 2010 — Citizens of Washington state obtained the necessary petition signatures for a referendum on the state's domestic partnership law which extended the state's marriage law to same sex couples. Gay rights groups sought public release of the petitions, openly stating their... Read more

COMMITTEE TO RECALL ROBERT MENENDEZ v. NINA WELLS, SECRETARY OF STATE, ET AL.

February 8, 2010 — February 9, the American Civil Rights Union filed an amicus brief in support of a grassroots citizens effort to petition for recall of Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ). The Sussex County Tea Party and NJ Tea Parties United, which filed the... Read more

McDonald v. City of Chicago

December 3, 2009 — The case McDonald v. City of Chicago presents to the Supreme Court the issue of whether the Second Amendment right to bear arms is applicable to state and local governments, or instead is only a right that Americans have against... Read more

United States v. O'Donnell

November 23, 2009 — Pierce O'Donnell was charged with a criminal violation of federal campaign finance laws. The District Court granted his motion to dismiss most of the Indictment on the grounds that his conduct was not prohibited by the plain language of the... Read more

Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection

August 23, 2009 — In this case, the homeowner petitioners owned oceanfront property with private beaches. State and local entities in Florida conducted a beach nourishment project on their properties which involved adding tons of sand at the waterline. As part of this project,... Read more

Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

August 3, 2009 — Congress created the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) to enforce the Sarbanes Oxley law. But Congress provided for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), not the President, to appoint the members of the PCAOB. The President also has no... Read more

Citizens United v. FEC

August 2, 2009 — The American Civil Rights Union filed an amicus curiae brief on July 31 with the United States Supreme Court in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, urging the Court to overrule Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce,... Read more

NRA v. City of Chicago and Village of Oak Park

July 8, 2009 — Last year's watershed Second Amendment case of District of Columbia v. Heller was just the beginning of the fight over the meaning of the right to keep and bear arms. The most significant question now is whether the Second Amendment... Read more

Boy Scouts of America v. Barnes-Wallace

May 6, 2009 — The City of San Diego has long leased two properties to the San Diego unit of the Boy Scouts of America in return for the construction, operation and maintenance of youth recreational facilities. The Scouts have spent millions on the... Read more

Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Inc., Steve Trunk, et al. v. City of San Diego, et al.

March 22, 2009 — The 29 foot high Latin cross atop Mt. Soledad in the San Diego suburbs has been under attack by the ACLU for 21 years now. But the cross still stands. The ACRU has joined in defense of the cross for... Read more

Ricci v. DeStefano

March 2, 2009 — On February 26, the ACRU filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court arguing that the Court should reverse the decisions below and hold that New Haven discriminated against Petitioners solely because of their race. In 2003 the... Read more

Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

February 10, 2009 — On February 9, 2009, the ACRU filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court arguing that the Court should review the decisions of the courts below upholding this arrangement. In response to the scandals at Enron and elsewhere,... Read more

Citizen's United v. Federal Elections Commission

January 16, 2009 — On January 14, 2009, the American Civil Rights Union filed an amicus curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in favor of Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, arguing that prohibiting broadcast of the movie "Hillary: The Movie" violated... Read more

Citizens United V. Federal Elections Commission

September 18, 2008 — On September 16, 2008, the American Civil Rights Union filed an amicus curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court urging the Court to take on appeal the case of Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission. This case involves a... Read more

Religous Freedom Case Heard in California

May 27, 2008 — On May 27th, the California Supreme Court heard a case which could have a drastic effect on religious freedom in that state. From the San Diego Union Tribune: The issue is whether fertility physicians at North Coast Women's Care in... Read more

In Re Rachel, L.

May 26, 2008 — The ACRU joins other organizations supporting homeschooling to file this brief in a California state appellate court arguing for a constitutional right for parents to choose homeschooling for their children. The argument is based on Freedom of Religion and Freedom... Read more

Heller v. DC

March 23, 2008 — Gun control laws in the District of Columbia effectively ban the use of handguns, or other guns, for self-defense within the home. Heller is a Federal security guard charged with helping to protect the Federal judiciary at the Federal Judicial... Read more

Indiana Voting Rights

March 22, 2008 — In 2005, the Indiana General Assembly passed legislation, signed by the Governor, to counter voter fraud by generally requiring those voting in person at the polls to identify themselves with a government issued photo ID, such as a driver's license... Read more

Rederford & Christy v. Hicks

March 21, 2008 — This case presents increasingly urgent questions of law regarding the free speech rights of politically disfavored local minorities. The facts of this case reveal discriminatory prejudice against Christian employees by the City of Oakland reflected in viewpoint discrimination regarding their... Read more

Benitez v. North Coast

March 19, 2008 — On March 29, 2007, ACRU filed a brief in the California Supreme Court on behalf of the defendant, North Coast Womens' Care Medical Group. This case tests the Freedom of Religion Clause of the California Constitution on the issue of... Read more

Barnes-Wallace v. BSA, City of San Diego and BSA Desert Pacific Council

March 18, 2008 — This case involves whether use by the Scouts of Balboa Park and Fiesta Island in San Diego under a long term lease with the city amounts to an unconstitutional establishment of religion. The District Court ruled it did. Oral arguments... Read more

Boy Scouts of America and Connecticut Rivers Council, BSA v. Wyman et al

March 17, 2008 — In this case the Boy Scouts sued because the state of Connecticut excluded them from the combined charitable campaign for state employees on the grounds that the Scouts were a discriminatory organization. ACRU and other groups petitioned the United States... Read more

Evans v. City of Berkeley

March 13, 2008 — Denial of the Sea Scouts’ right to free berthing of its vessels as accorded other non-profit groups. Decided by California State Supreme Court on March 9, 2006, against ACRU’s position. Plaintiffs and the ACRU petitioned the United States Supreme Court... Read more

McConnell v. FEC

March 12, 2008 — McConnell v. FEC concerned the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance "Reform" Act. The ACRU filed a brief arguing that restrictions on citizen advertising before primary and general elections were a gross and facial violation of the First Amendment. On DATE, the US... Read more

Paulson v. City of San Diego

March 11, 2008 — ACRU filed a brief in support of the City of San Diego in California state appellate court on appeal from a state judge’s order prohibiting the City from transferring the Mt. Soledad Memorial and its cross to the Federal government,... Read more

Paulson v. City of San Diego

March 10, 2008 — ACRU filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the private association which had bought the Mt. Soledad property in the sale invalidated by the Ninth circuit. But the Supreme Court denied the... Read more

Paulson v. City of San Diego

March 9, 2008 — ACRU filed a brief in support of the City of San Diego in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on an appeal by Paulson from a Federal judge’s order approving the sale of the Mt. Soledad property... Read more

Rumsfeld vs. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights

March 9, 2008 — Decided by the United States Supreme Court on March 6, 2006, in favor of ACRU’s position. In this case the Supreme Court held that the Federal government has the power to condition Federal educational aid on maintenance of equal access... Read more

United States of America v. American Library Association

March 8, 2008 — Decided by the U.S. Supreme Court on January 23, 2003, in favor of ACRU’s position. Read the Brief... Read more

Winkler v. Rumsfeld

March 7, 2008 — This case involves whether use by the Scouts of a military base for their national Jamboree involves an unconstitutional establishment of religion. The District Court held that it does. Oral arguments were heard on the case in April of 2006,... Read more

Zelman v. Simmons-Harris

March 6, 2008 — Case decided by the United States Supreme Court on June 27, 2002 in favor of ACRU’s position. This case held that school voucher programs do not amount to an unconstitutional establishment of religion. Read the Brief... Read more

ACRU Parker Cross-Petition Argument

October 15, 2007 — The American Civil Rights Union filed an amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court on Friday, October 12 in the case of Parker v. District of Columbia urging the Court to grant the requested writ of certiorari on... Read more

ACRU files Amicus Curiae in Heller v. DC

October 9, 2007 — The American Civil Rights Union filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on October 5, urging the Court to take the appeal of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision last March holding that the Second Amendment does protect an individual right of citizens to keep and bear arms. The ACRU wants the Court to take the case to affirm and thereby greatly strengthen this landmark ruling. Read more

Parker v. District of Columbia

October 7, 2007 — The American Civil Rights Union filed an amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court on Friday, October 12 in the case of Parker v. District of Columbia urging the Court to grant the requested writ of certiorari on... Read more

Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board

December 4, 2000 — Bush v. Gore, concerning the all-important Florida vote for President in 2000, came up on an accelerated basis from the Florida Supreme Court. Only 14 counsel filed briefs in the case. On December 4, 2000, the US Supreme Court unanimously... Read more

Boy Scouts of America and Monmouth Council, BSA v. Dale

June 28, 2000 — Decided by the United States Supreme Court on June 28, 2000, in favor of ACRU’s position. This case involved the landmark ruling by the Supreme Court holding that the Scouts could not be forced to retain openly gay adult scout... Read more

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