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Geoffrey Surtees

Geoffrey Surtees is an attorney with the ACLJ and specializes in religious civil liberties. Geoff is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law and holds a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies (summa cum laude) from the Pontifical Lateran University. Since joining the ACLJ as an attorney in 2001, Geoff has been active in a wide array of First Amendment cases, including the free speech rights of pro-life demonstrators and public school students. He has also participated in cases involving the conscience rights of medical personnel and the religious rights of public and private employees.

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Fighting to Keep Holy Days Sacred Even at a Major Corporation

By Geoffrey Surtees1591884708830

For many religious believers, asking their employer not to work on a holy day (Sundays for Christians, the Sabbath for Jews, etc.) is more than just a matter of personal preference; it is a religious obligation arising from Scripture and its admonition to keep holy days sacred. Keeping the Sabbath...

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments on the Abortion-Pill Mandate

By Geoffrey Surtees1588887065453

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Little Sisters of the Poor case. This case is not only important in its own right (can a Catholic order of nuns be compelled to violate their religious convictions?), it’s a critical one for religious freedom in general (can the government...

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ACLJ Asks Supreme Court to Defend Pro-Life Free Speech

By Geoffrey Surtees1588251600000

The ACLJ has just asked the Supreme Court to end the “abortion distortion” of the First Amendment. As we explained here , in upholding a ban on “demonstrating” and “picketing” in public places long understood to be important venues for speech activity, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals limited the...

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ACLJ to File Brief with Supreme Court Supporting Pro-Life Speech

By Geoffrey Surtees1586264400000

The ability to speak one’s one mind in an effort to persuade others of the truth of your position is a critical component in the workings of politics, academia, the courtroom . . . almost any area of public or private concern. Few personal liberties are therefore more cherished in this country than...

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ACLJ Files at Supreme Court to Defeat Abortion-Pill Mandate

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Supreme Court Takes Up Abortion-Pill Mandate—Again

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Victory in Kentucky: Another Pro-Life Law Stands

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