Welcome to the National Legal
The NLF is a Christian public interest law firm
dedicated to the preservation of America's freedom and constitutional
rights. Since the organization was founded in 1985, we have been
actively involved in defending religious liberty throughout the
courtrooms of the United States. Our efforts, however, do not stop at
the courtroom door.
Our goal is to
make the American people aware of the law's personal impact. The erosion
of our religious freedom is real. If our leaders and citizens in
communities across America are not aware of the danger, they will be
ill-prepared to respond when their rights are violated. It is this lack
of readiness that the National Legal Foundation seeks to remedy.
The Obamacare abortion mandate: Christian business owners and organizations all across the United States are fighting back against the federal regulations that force them to fund other people's abortions in violation of their consciences. Read our briefs in these cases by clicking below.
Annex Medical v. Sebelius (March 14, 2013)
Liberty University v. Geithner (March 6, 2013)
Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius (February 19, 2013)
Korte v. United States Department of Health and Human Services (February 4, 2013)
O’Brien v. United States Department of Health and Human Services (November 20, 2012)
February 26, 2013—ACLU of North Carolina v. Tata—It should come as no surprise that the ACLU is suing over a pro-life license plate. But we are fighting back! Read our brief here.
January 9, 2013—Pickup v. Brown—The state of California is trying to make it illegal to counsel young people that they can abandon the homosexual lifestyle if they choose! We filed a brief in federal court, explaining why this law is unconstitutional!
September 20, 2012—Lefemine v. Wideman—This is our second brief at the United States Supreme Court in this case. Our first brief asking the Supreme Court to hear the case and reverse the lower court’s decision (read more about it below) was met by our opponent’s brief telling the Court that they need not hear the case and that the lower court was right. This is WRONG, and this case is important not only for our client but also EVERYONE whose civil rights are violated. Read our brief that explains why here.
July 31, 2012—Lefemine v. Wideman—A federal court determined that our client had his free exercise, free speech, AND free assembly rights violated. Congress passed a law that allows our client to collect attorney’s fees in such a situation. But the court—and the court of appeals—said “No!” We are asking the Supreme Court to protect our client and ALL those whose civil rights are violated by reversing the lower courts. Read our brief here.