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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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ACLJ Seeks Court Review in Sidewalk Counselors Case

By Geoffrey Surtees1567692603715

Sidewalk counselors share the good news of the sanctity of human life where that message needs to be heard the most: right outside the doors of abortion facilities. These counselors, who suffer the insults of clinic “escorts” and all types of weather, are unspoken heroes of the pro-life movement.

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Supreme Court: A Victory for World War I Cross Memorial

By Geoffrey Surtees1561059287718

Today, by a 7-2 vote, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Bladensburg Peace Cross. Speaking for the majority of the Court, Justice Alito eloquently wrote: The cross is undoubtedly a Christian symbol, but that fact should not blind us to everything else that the Bladensburg Cross...

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Victory: Protecting Pro-Life Medical Professionals

By Geoffrey Surtees1558360800000

Last year, as we explained in more detail here , the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) proposed an administrative rule designed to enforce federal statutory rights of conscience. These laws , in different contexts and various ways, protect the rights of medical personnel from...

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Bladensburg Peace Cross

By Geoffrey Surtees1551469390208

This week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case involving the Peace Cross, a monument erected nearly 100 years ago in Bladensburg, Maryland to honor 49 service members who gave their lives in World War I. This case, explained in greater detail here and here , will not only decide the...

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ACLJ Files Brief in Support of Bladensburg Peace Cross

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Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Vindicated in California

By Geoffrey Surtees1543508340071

Supreme Court to Rule on Peace Cross WWI Memorial

By Geoffrey Surtees1541433404126

Major Victory for Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers in Hawaii

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