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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.

Current Cases

ADF is privileged to represent these cases currently before the Supreme Court.

Religious Freedom

Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski

ADF attorneys represent censored Christian student in lawsuit

Pending Cases

ADF has petitioned the Supreme Court to hear these cases.

Religious Freedom

Bruni v. City of Pittsburgh

Sidewalk counselors ask US Supreme Court to review Pittsburgh censorship-zone law

Religious Freedom

Arlene’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

Religious Freedom

Thomas More Law Center v. Becerra

California demands confidential information, promises not to release it, then negligently makes it public

Previous Cases

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 Freedom

R.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 Freedom

Thompson v. Hebdon

US Supreme Court vacates decision that upheld Alaska’s draconian campaign contribution limits

Religious Freedom

National 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 Freedom

Masterpiece 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 Freedom

Trinity 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 Freedom

Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt

US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law protecting women

Religious Freedom

Geneva 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 Freedom

Southern Nazarene University v. Azar

Four Christian universities in Oklahoma filed suit against the Obama administration’s mandate

Marriage & Family

Obergefell 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 Freedom

Reed v. Town of Gilbert

Town Discriminates Against Church Signs While Widely Permitting Political, Real Estate, and other Similar Signs

Religious Freedom

Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus

An Ohio law criminalizes political speech that a state agency determines to be “false.”

Religious Freedom

Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell

Federal government requires a Christian business to pay for abortion-inducing drugs for its employees

Religious Freedom

McCullen 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 Freedom

Lane 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.

Religious Freedom

Town of Greece v. Galloway

Town sued for opening its meetings with prayer

Marriage & Family

Hollingsworth v. Perry

Activists sue to overturn California’s definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

Marriage & Family

United States v. Windsor

Alliance Defending Freedom files brief defending DOMA

Religious Freedom

State of Florida v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

High court refuses to strike down ObamaCare, ADF lawsuits to continue

Religious Freedom

Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn

Alliance Defending Freedom and its allies secure an important U.S. Supreme Court decision protecting school choice

Religious Freedom

Christian 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

Religious Freedom

Salazar v. Buono

Protecting memorial with religious imagery via property transfer

Marriage & Family

Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations

ADF filed friend-of-the-court brief in defense of FCC rules against obscenity in broadcasts

Religious Freedom

Pleasant Grove City v. Summum

ADF provided funding, friend-of-the-court briefs in case involving Utah monument

Religious Freedom

Hein 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 Freedom

Gonzales v. Carhart

The Supreme Court held that ban on partial-birth abortion was constitutional—bringing this inhuman procedure to an end.

Religious Freedom

Scheidler v. National Organization for Women

The Supreme Court overturned judgments and massive fines against multiple pro-life protesters.

Religious Freedom

Van Orden v. Perry

State sued for placing historical monuments, including Ten Commandments monument, near state capitol.

Religious Freedom

Board 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 Freedom

United States v. American Library Association

Public funding for internet access contingent upon use of filter to limit harmful material

Religious Freedom

Zelman v. Simmons-Harris

The constitutionality of school vouchers used by parents choosing to send their child to a religious school

Religious Freedom

Good 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 Freedom

Washington v. Glucksberg | Vacco v. Quill

The Supreme Court upheld two state bans on assisted suicide.

Religious Freedom

Rosenberger v. Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia

The United States Supreme Court says university cannot discriminate against Christian student newspaper

Religious Freedom

Hurley v. Irish-American Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Group of Boston

The United States Supreme Court upholds the right of free association.


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