Welcome to the National Legal
The NLF is a Christian public interest law firm
dedicated to the preservation of America's freedom and constitutional
rights. Since the organization was founded in 1985, we have been
actively involved in defending religious liberty throughout the
courtrooms of the United States. Our efforts, however, do not stop at
the courtroom door.
Our goal is to
make the American people aware of the law's personal impact. The erosion
of our religious freedom is real. If our leaders and citizens in
communities across America are not aware of the danger, they will be
ill-prepared to respond when their rights are violated. It is this lack
of readiness that the National Legal Foundation seeks to remedy.
February 10, 2014—Kitchen v. Herbert—the battle for traditional marriage continues! We are defending the right of the state of Utah to limit marriage to one man and one woman with this brief.
February 10, 2014—Sanchez v. City of Austin—The National Legal Foundation joined a broad coalition of groups to explain why it is vitally important that court award attorney's fees to public interest law firms—as Congress intended—when they vindicate their clients' rights. Read the brief here.
January 28, 2014—Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores & Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius—The Christian families that own these two businesses do not want to be forced to fund other people's abortions through Obamacare's Employer Mandate, which covers contraception devices, including those that are abortifacients. This Brief, filed at the U.S. Supreme Court, explains how the mandate forces Christian employers to violate their consciences.
November 15, 2013—American Atheists v. Port Authority of NY and NJ—American Atheists have sued to have the World Trade Center cross removed from the 9/11 Museum. We are fighting back with this brief.
The Obamacare abortion mandate: In addition to the Brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court (see above), we have filed briefs in support of Christian business owners and organizations all across the United States who are fighting back against these federal regulations that force them to fund other people's abortions in violation of their consciences. Read our briefs in these cases by clicking below.
Little Sisters of the Poor v. Sebelius (March 3, 2014)
Conestoga Wood v. Sebelius (March 22, 2013)
Annex Medical v. Sebelius (March 14, 2013)
Liberty University v. Geithner (March 6, 2013)
Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius (February 19, 2013)
Korte v. United States Department of Health and Human Services (February 4, 2013)
O’Brien v. United States Department of Health and Human Services (November 20, 2012)