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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.


After this incredible victory, the Supreme Court sent the case back to the Fourth Circuit, to examine whether a narrow exception to a general rule would keep us from receiving attorney's fees. These fees are an INCREDIBLY important tool to hit rogue law enforcement agencies in the pocket book and teach them that they cannot trample the rights of Christians and others. The Fourth Circuit simply sent the case back to the trial court, and asked it to decide that issue. UNBELIEVABLY, the trial court ruled against us. So we had to appeal AGAIN to the Fourth Circuit. FINALLY, the Fourth Circuit ruled in our favor! Read the court's opinion here.



American Atheists attacked the World Trade Center cross (the famous 9/11 cross). They wanted it excluded from the 9/11 Museum or they wanted to be able to add atheist symbols to the Museum. We filed this brief to argue why the cross should stay . . . without adding anything. The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit agreed, and the cross remains in the Museum!


Praise the Lord! The so-called contraceptive mandate in ObamaCarewhich is actually and abortion mandatehas been struck down by the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby case! Read our brief here. (Also available in the right-hand column, under "Recent Briefs," as are many of our other briefs filed against this outrage in many different courts of appeal).


The United States Supreme Court has upheld prayers before town council meetings! Read our brief in the case here.


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!




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.


July 31, 2014—DeLeon v. PerryWe are still on the frontlines, battling to defend traditional marriage from re-definition at the hands of homosexual activists who try to persuade judges to undo the will of the people. Read our brief in the Texas same-sex marriage case here.

July 21, 2014—Baskin v. BoganThis brief was filed just a week before the brief above. This time the battle was in Indiana.

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.


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.

Reaching Souls, Inc. v. Sebelius (May 27, 2014)

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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