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Laura Hernandez

Laura Brown Hernandez is a Senior Research Counsel at the ACLJ emphasizing in constitutional litigation at the federal appellate level and has participated as amicus curiae counsel in numerous cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

A graduate of The University of Richmond Law School in Richmond, Virginia, Hernandez clerked for the Honorable John D. Butzner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit before gaining extensive experience in private practice at law firms in Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia.

She has served as an adjunct professor of legal writing at Regent University where her husband, Michael V. Hernandez, serves as Professor of Law.

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Laura Hernandez

Brief Filed Urging Supreme Court To Protect Against “Cancel Culture”

By Laura Hernandez1614701049567

Hardly a day goes by that there isn’t another news story about someone suffering harassment or retaliation for their political views. Whether it’s a school firing a teacher for posting social media memes against the Democrat presidential candidate or a major newspaper proclaiming support for...

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Court of Appeals for 5th Circuit Delivers Major Victory for Life

By Laura Hernandez1608051477537

In a critical blow to Planned Parenthood’s access to taxpayer funds, the full United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that the states of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi could disqualify Planned Parenthood as a medical services provider under Medicaid. This effectively defunds...

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Court of Appeals Thumbs its Nose at the Supreme Court

By Laura Hernandez1607034145034

In a startling decision in Carson v. Makin , the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld the state of Maine’s discrimination against Christian schools. As we reported here , the ACLJ filed an amicus brief with the First Circuit. What made the First Circuit’s decision so surprising was that...

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ACLJ Urges Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Illinois Governor

By Laura Hernandez1606932811436

Earlier this week, the ACLJ filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court in Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church v. Pritzker, another case in which state officials have imposed discriminatory restrictions on religious worship in the name of protecting against the Coronavirus. As we have...

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Significant Win for “Ministerial Exception” at the Supreme Court

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Urging the Supreme Court to Strike Down Key Portions of ObamaCare

By Laura Hernandez1594221409354

ACLJ Files Brief Defending Conscience Rights of Health Care Workers

By Laura Hernandez1590757200000

Urging Supreme Court to Hear Case Defunding Planned Parenthood

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