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Racial Trade-offs

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 2, 2013 on Townhall.com. Trade-offs apply to our economic lives, as well as our political lives. That means getting more of one thing requires giving up something else. Let’s look at some examples. Black congressmen and black public officials in general, including…

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How to Fix the Republican Party

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published August 7, 2013 on The American Spectator website. Why does the Republican Party keep nominating all these loser candidates, like Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney? Why did Republican primary voters pick George Bush over Jack Kemp in…

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Congress, States, And Even Obama’s DOJ Rally To Prayer-Givers’ Defense

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published August 8, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Congress, half of the states across the nation, and many others are rallying to defend public prayer in a major case at the U.S. Supreme Court. Even the Obama administration weighed in with a surprising legal brief in what is shaping up to be…

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ACRU Asks Court to Use ‘Coercion Test’ in Freedom to Pray Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 6, 2013) — Is allowing prayer at public meetings an example of the free exercise of religion as guaranteed by the First Amendment or an illegal governmental establishment of religion? To assist courts in threading this needle, the ACRU is promoting a unique, new doctrine called the Coercion Test. In a brief filed on Aug. 2 at…

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NRA Takes Case Against Obama’s ATF to Supreme Court

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published August 5, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The National Rifle Association (NRA) sued the Obama administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) over a federal law denying law-abiding young adults their Second Amendment right to own a handgun. After fighting it out in the lower courts, the NRA has…

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How Does President Obama’s Economic Recovery Compare to Those of Other Presidents?

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published August 4, 2013 on Forbes.com. President Obama is on a national economic policy speaking tour, with a series of speeches across the country on finally getting the economy growing again, now in his fifth year in office. It is…

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Culture Clash in the High Country

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 5, 2013 on The Washington Times website. OURAY, Colo. — Just because the mountain air is thin at 7,800 feet and the New Age is evident in various ways doesn’t mean that Coloradans have totally lost their sense of reality. In Ouray, for example, a town that is arguably…

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Supreme Court Sides with Radical Activists but Stops Short of Redefining Marriage for Entire Nation

Kennedy’s Opinion ‘Damages’ Marriage and ‘Erodes’ the Court’s Reputation, ACRU Says WASHINGTON D.C. (June 26, 2013) – “Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court has intervened to take sides in a raging cultural debate, this time over the radical redefinition of society’s premier institution – marriage,” said American Civil Rights Union Chairman and CEO Susan A. Carleson. “The majority opinion damages…

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Court Ruling Clears Way for Anti-Vote-Fraud Laws

ACRU cheers U.S. Supreme Court’s dismantling of outmoded sections of the Voting Rights Act WASHINGTON (June 25, 2013) — With the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today in Shelby County v. Holder, the way is cleared for more states to adopt laws requiring photo IDs and other measures that ensure election integrity, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) said today. “The…

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Brazen Extremism

This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 20, 2013 on the American Thinker website. Democrat Party cheerleader Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) ridicules Paul Ryan’s House Republican budget as “extremist” and “radical.” Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) used the Huffington Post platform to allege that Ryan’s…

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