Legal Alliance Gains Host of Court Victories for Conservative Christian Movement

At The New York Times, Erik Eckholm profiles the legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, which began as a conservative Christian alternative to the ACLU. He writes that “these are heady days for Alliance Defending Freedom, which, with its $40 million annual budget, 40-plus staff lawyers and hundreds of affiliated lawyers, has emerged as the largest legal force of the religious right, arguing hundreds of pro bono cases across the country.” Eckholm reports that the group “has helped shift the emphasis of religious freedom enshrined in the Constitution,” winning cases that are allowing for more freedom for religion in the public square. ADF won its Supreme Court case for Town of Greece v. Galloway and it is awaiting the decision in the Conestoga and Hobby Lobby cases. 


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