Amicus Briefs

Supreme Court: Pregnancy Center Forced Speech Law is Unduly Burdensome

  WASHINGTON, D.C. June 26, 2018 — The Supreme Court handed down its decision in NIFLA v. Becerra today, involving a California law that forces draconian speech mandates on pregnancy resource centers. The grossly misnamed “Reproductive FACT” Act has two distinct parts: one forcing medically-licensed centers to tell women how to obtain state-funded abortions, and …

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SCOTUS Strikes Down Abortion Regulations

Life Legal was at the Supreme Court as it rendered its decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the first abortion-related case to reach the Court in nearly ten years. The Court held that requiring abortion facilities to adhere to the same medical provisions as other ambulatory clinics was “unnecessary” and constituted an “undue burden” …

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Supreme Court Win (for now) For the Little Sisters of the Poor

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2016 — The Supreme Court on Monday sent the Little Sisters of the Poor case back to the lower courts to revisit the contraceptive drug mandate under the Affordable Care Act. The Little Sisters had been threatened with millions of dollars in fines for refusing to comply with the mandate. In Zubik …

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Little Sisters v. Big Brother: Religious Freedom on the Line

 The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in a case that will shape the future of religious liberty in our nation. In Zubik v. Burwell, the Court consolidated a number of cases involving religious organizations—including the Little Sisters of the Poor—that are opting out of the government’s requirement to provide abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization procedures, and …

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LLDF Files Amicus Brief in Hobby Lobby Case

Life Legal Defense Foundation has filed a friend of the court brief at the United States Supreme Court in the case Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. This case involves the challenge brought by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties to the Obama Administration’s “contraceptive” mandate. In the brief, LLDF argues the interest of the Beverly LaHaye …

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LLDF Urges Kansas Supreme Court to Abandon Findings Against Former AG Kline

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012, LLDF filed an Amicus brief with the Kansas Supreme Court in the disciplinary case In the Matter of Phill Kline. Phill Kline earned national attention when, as Attorney General of Kansas, he investigated and charged abortion providers in his state for their failure to report suspected child sex abuse. Although …

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