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The National Legal Foundation wins unusual Supreme Court victory on behalf of Pro-life client:

Read our Press Release about this wonderful victory here.  Read the Supreme Court’s opinion here.  You can also read the Petition and Reply that we filed in our Lefemine v. Wideman case.




The City of Lancaster, CA got sued because it opens its Council meetings with prayerincluding prayers in Jesus' name. We helped the City defend these prayers with this brief.

And the Ninth Circuit agreedthe prayers are constitutional!


Oregon State University thought it could confiscate the newspapers and bins of a conservative student organization while permitting the liberal paper to be distributed.  We helped prove they couldn’t!  Read our brief here.


The town of Greensburgh, NY, tried to stop a church from building a sanctuary and school on its own property.  The case went on for nine years!  But the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has finally ruled in the church’s favor.  Read our Brief here.


The ACLU attacked another Ten Commandments display.  And we helped defend it with this brief.  The battle isn’t over, but the Ten Commandments are still standing!


When the Freedom From Religion Foundation attacked a Nativity Scene, we defended it—successfully—with this brief.







Welcome to the National Legal Foundation! 

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.


April 18, 2014—Minority Television Project v. FCCWe are asking the Supreme Court to accept a case in which in can remove unconstitutional restrictions on public broadcasters. However, we are asking the court NOT to remove otherconstitutionalrestrictions that protect our children from inappropriate content. Read the Brief here.

April 7, 2014—Mt. Soledad Memorial Association v. TrunkThe Mt. Soledad Crosspart of the only memorial in the United States that honors all veterans, living and deceased, who have fought in any of our wars from the American Revolution to the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraqhas been under attack in law suits for 25 years. It's time for the Supreme Court to take this case! Here's our brief explaining why the Court should do so.

April 4, 2014—Bostic v. Raineythe battle for traditional marriage continues! We are defending the right of the state of Virginia to limit marriage to one man and one woman with this brief.

February 10, 2014—Kitchen v. Herbertthe battle for traditional marriage also continues in Utah where we filed this brief.

February 10, 2014—Sanchez v. City of AustinThe National Legal Foundation joined a broad coalition of groups to explain why it is vitally important that court award attorney's fees to public interest law firmsas Congress intendedwhen they vindicate their clients' rights. Read the brief here.

The Obamacare abortion mandate: We have filed briefs in support of Christian business owners and organizations all across the United States who are fighting back against these 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.

Little Sisters of the Poor v. Sebelius (March 3, 2014)

Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores & Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius at the U.S. Supreme Court (January 28, 2014)

Conestoga Wood v. Sebelius (March 22, 2013)

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)











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