Fact Sheet: American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ)
Founded in 1990, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) is a public interest, civil liberties law firm committed to ensuring the ongoing viability of constitutional freedoms and human rights worldwide. The ACLJ engages legal, legislative and cultural issues through advocacy, education and litigation efforts that include representing clients before the Supreme Court of the United States and at tribunals across the globe.
The ACLJ is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the concept that freedom and democracy are inalienable rights that must be protected.
ACLJ is working around the world to:
Ensure the free exercise of religion
Promote equal access to public spaces for faith-based groups
Defend the right of free speech
Protect life at all stages
The ACLJ is based in Washington, across the street from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Recognizing that life, religious freedom and freedom of speech are inalienable rights not only of Americans, but also of citizens throughout the world, the ACLJ has affiliated offices in Israel, Russia, Kenya, France, Pakistan and Zimbabwe. Its global impact extends to the United Nations, where the ACLJ and its affiliates have testified before the U.N. Human Rights Council and General Assembly on religious liberty issues.
Though the most visible work of the ACLJ is at the U.S. Supreme Court, perhaps the greatest strength of the organization lies in its staff around the world. Its Affiliate Lawyer Program is a formidable network of more than 300 attorneys all fighting to preserve constitutional freedoms.
Jay and Jordan Sekulow host the nationally syndicated, daily radio program Jay Sekulow Live. On television, Jay hosts ACLJ This Week, a nationally broadcast weekly program.