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John Armor

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On August 20, 2010, ACRU Senior Legal Counsel John Armor passed away in a North Carolina hospital, following cancer surgery. Please click here to read the press release.

John Armor is of legal counsel to the ACRU. He holds a B.A., Yale, 1964 and J.D., Maryland Law School, 1970. He has practiced in various state and federal courts, including 33 years in the US Supreme Court. He has expertise in Supreme Court cases, First Amendment, and federal judiciary. He has authored seven books and more than 750 articles published to date.

Last articles by John Armor

John Armor: Poor Richard's Internet

John Armor: Court Stops FCC Power-Grab

John Armor: Is a State-Based Recall of a U.S. Senator Constitutional?

Ken Blackwell

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Ken Blackwell is an ACRU Senior Fellow. He is a contributing editor for the conservative news and opinion site Townhall.com and his columns frequently appear in the Washington Times, New York Post and National Review Online. Mr. Blackwell's public service includes terms as Mayor of Cincinnati, Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. In 1994, he became the first African-American to hold statewide office in Ohio when he was elected Treasurer of State. He subsequently was elected to two terms as Secretary of State. In 2006, he was nominee for Governor of Ohio. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Xavier University in Ohio.

Recent articles by Ken Blackwell

Video: Blackwell Debates Immigration on Fox News

ACRU: Cantor Defeat is Victory for Lawful Elections, Lawful Immigration

Ken Blackwell Destroys MSNBC Gun Control Narrative in One Response

Peter Ferrara

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Peter Ferrara is ACRU General Counsel. He graduated Harvard College, Magna Cum Laude, 1976 and Harvard Law School, Cum Laude, in 1979. He is a member of the District of Columbia and U.S. Supreme Court Bars. He has served as a Senior Staff Member in the White House Office of Policy Development 1981-1983 and as Associate Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. from 1991-1993. He has authored several books and publications dealing with economics and the law.

Recent articles by Peter Ferrara

Tax Reform: Restoring Booming Economic Growth, and the American Dream

ACRU: Hobby Lobby Ruling Is a 'Win for Religious Liberty'

Linking the Dollar to Gold: Completing the Recipe for Restoring an Economic Boom for America

Ken Klukowski

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Ken Klukowski is a Fellow and Senior Legal Analyst with the ACRU. He has worked in government and for public interest organizations, and currently writes, consults and speaks on legal and public policy issues. A frequent contributor to a number of media outlets, his work focuses on religious liberty, the Second Amendment, national security, federalism, and elections. His scholarly publications on constitutional issues have been published and cited by a number of respected legal journals and in court filings. He holds an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Notre Dame, studied history and political science at Arizona State University, and earned his law degree from George Mason University.

Recent articles by Ken Klukowski

Historic Win for Religious Liberty in Hobby Lobby: What It Means Today and in 2016

Scalia: Supreme Court Making Major Change to Constitution's Religious Liberty Protections

Unanimous Supreme Court Holds Pro-Life Susan B. Anthony List Can Continue Legal Challenge

Robert Knight

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Robert Knight is an ACRU Senior Fellow and columnist for The Washington Times and Townhall.com and is frequently published by AmericanThinker.com and DailyCaller.com. He was a journalist for 15 years, including seven as an editor and writer at the Los Angeles Times. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Political Science from American University, and was a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He has held senior positions with the Heritage Foundation, Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America, Media Research Center and Coral Ridge Ministries. He has debated on numerous college campuses, authored five books and co-authored another book, written hundreds of reports, papers and articles, and was a draftsman of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Recent articles by Robert Knight

A Modest Proposal for Housing Illegal Immigrants

The Kindness of Strangers Has Its Limits

When Moral Sanity Is 'Deeply Disturbing'

Jan LaRue

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Jan LaRue is Senior Legal Analyst with the ACRU. She formerly served as Chief Counsel at Concerned for Women; Legal Studies Director at Family Research Council; and Senior Counsel for the National Law Center for Children and Families. She is a member of the California and U.S. Supreme Court Bars, and co-author of How to Protect Your Child in an X-Rated World. She has spoken, debated and written extensively on abortion, pornography, judicial activism and nominations, freedom of speech and religion.

Recent articles by Jan LaRue

Abandoned Americans

Who's Not Wild about Harry?

Obama's Alter Ego

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