ADF at the Supreme Court
Keep up-to-date on all the latest ADF cases before the Supreme Court, and learn more about some of the precedent-setting cases in which we’ve played a role.
ADF has petitioned the Supreme Court to hear these cases.
Religious FreedomBruni v. City of Pittsburgh
Sidewalk counselors ask US Supreme Court to review Pittsburgh censorship-zone law
Religious FreedomArlene’s Flowers v. State of Washington | Arlene’s Flowers v. Ingersoll
State government and private parties sue floral artist to compel her to participate in same-sex ceremony
From the unanimous 9-0 victory in Reed v. Town of Gilbert to the historic precedent-setting win in Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell, ADF has played a role in multiple cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, including 60 victories.
Religious FreedomR.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether EEOC and court can redefine ‘sex’ without Congress
Religious FreedomThompson v. Hebdon
US Supreme Court vacates decision that upheld Alaska’s draconian campaign contribution limits
Religious FreedomNational Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra
California’s Reproductive FACT Act, AB 775, forced pro-life pregnancy care centers to provide free advertising for the abortion industry.
Religious FreedomMasterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission
Christian cake artist sued for declining to use his artistic talents to design a custom cake celebrating a same-sex wedding
Religious FreedomTrinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent a Christian preschool excluded from a Missouri program that provides recycled tires for children’s playgrounds.
Religious FreedomWhole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt
US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law protecting women
Religious FreedomGeneva College v. Azar
Federal government requires a Christian liberal arts college to include abortion-inducing drugs and devices in its employee and student health plans
Religious FreedomSouthern Nazarene University v. Azar
Four Christian universities in Oklahoma filed suit against the Obama administration’s mandate
Marriage & FamilyObergefell v. Hodges
Same-sex couples filed a lawsuit in federal court that seeks to have Ohio’s constitutional amendment affirming marriage as the union of one man and one woman declared unconstitutional under the U.S. Constitution.
Religious FreedomReed v. Town of Gilbert
Town Discriminates Against Church Signs While Widely Permitting Political, Real Estate, and other Similar Signs
Religious FreedomSusan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus
An Ohio law criminalizes political speech that a state agency determines to be “false.”
Religious FreedomConestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell
Federal government requires a Christian business to pay for abortion-inducing drugs for its employees
Religious FreedomMcCullen v. Coakley
Supreme Court vindicates the rights of pro-life sidewalk counselors to engage in peaceful prayer and witness to women and men entering abortion facilities in a 9-0 victory for Free Speech.
Religious FreedomLane v. Franks
Central Alabama Community College fired a staff member after a federal court subpoenaed him to testify in a lawsuit concerning fraud by a state legislator.
Marriage & FamilyHollingsworth v. Perry
Activists sue to overturn California’s definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Religious FreedomState of Florida v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
High court refuses to strike down ObamaCare, ADF lawsuits to continue
Religious FreedomArizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn
Alliance Defending Freedom and its allies secure an important U.S. Supreme Court decision protecting school choice
Religious FreedomChristian Legal Society v. Wu (Martinez)
U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of university policy that forces student groups to allow outsiders who disagree with their beliefs to become leaders and voting members
Marriage & FamilyFederal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations
ADF filed friend-of-the-court brief in defense of FCC rules against obscenity in broadcasts
Religious FreedomPleasant Grove City v. Summum
ADF provided funding, friend-of-the-court briefs in case involving Utah monument
Religious FreedomHein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation
Taxpayers lack standing to bring an Establishment Clause challenge to a Presidential program that funds conferences to explain to community groups how to apply for federal grants to help poor people and others in need.
Religious FreedomGonzales v. Carhart
The Supreme Court held that ban on partial-birth abortion was constitutional—bringing this inhuman procedure to an end.
Religious FreedomScheidler v. National Organization for Women
The Supreme Court overturned judgments and massive fines against multiple pro-life protesters.
Religious FreedomVan Orden v. Perry
State sued for placing historical monuments, including Ten Commandments monument, near state capitol.
Religious FreedomBoard of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System v. Southworth
University forces students to support causes they disagree with—but refuses to apply the same principle to itself.
Religious FreedomUnited States v. American Library Association
Public funding for internet access contingent upon use of filter to limit harmful material
Religious FreedomZelman v. Simmons-Harris
The constitutionality of school vouchers used by parents choosing to send their child to a religious school
Religious FreedomGood News Club v. Milford Central School District
Protecting the right of a religious organization to use public facilities on the same basis as other community groups.
Religious FreedomWashington v. Glucksberg | Vacco v. Quill
The Supreme Court upheld two state bans on assisted suicide.
Religious FreedomRosenberger v. Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia
The United States Supreme Court says university cannot discriminate against Christian student newspaper
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