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Matt Clark: Keep your eye on 303 Creative v. Elenis

A victory in 303 Creative would be the final nail in the coffin for the commissions in those cities who wish to stamp out dissent.

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Matt Clark: The original understanding of our first freedom

On Thanksgiving, we remember that this nation was founded by people seeking to freely exercise their religion—a liberty that has come under much fire in recent times. This would be a good time to remember what the Free Exercise Clause originally meant.

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Matt Clark: My analysis of the Respect for Marriage Act

Since our Nation is hurting badly, spitting in the face of God is an exceptionally stupid move. If we have any hope of being fixed, we need to start with repentance. Shooting down this bill would be a good start.

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Matt Clark: Why we have hope

Regardless of what happens next, God is still on His throne.

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Matt Clark: Is the proposed new Alabama Constitution dangerous?

If you didn’t know, one of the amendments on Tuesday’s ballot is to adopt a new constitution for the state

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Matt Clark: The importance of Eagle Forum’s case

Let me explain why and what would be at stake if the Justice Department had been allowed to get away with beating up Eagle Forum.

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Matt Clark: Bad advice from the CDC and Freedom from Religion Foundation

Something must be in the air. It’s not just the cold weather and the flu. It’s the virus of bad advice, and it’s coming from the CDC and Freedom from Religion Foundation.

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Matt Clark: Time to make executions simpler

Alabama should consider another solution that’s cheaper and takes away a lot of these complications: execution by firing squad. 

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Matt Clark: Analyzing oral argument on the redistricting case

Let’s take each of the conservative-leaning justices and see how they think.

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Matt Clark: Alabama should win its congressional redistricting case

On Tuesday, October 4, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether the people of Alabama, get to create its congressional district maps or whether the ACLU’s experts get to create them instead. 

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Matt Clark: The evangelical case for originalism

If you don’t know what originalism is, it’s the view that the Constitution should be interpreted according to its words as they were understood at the time of its ratification.

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ACLL's Matt Clark urges fathers to stick up for children in VA’s crosshairs

This June, the U.S. Supreme Court did something which many of us had been praying for many years: It overruled Roe v. Wade. Now, the States are finally free to protect life. But as always, evil finds a way to push back.

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Matt Clark: 'Equity' doesn’t mean what the left says it means

In the fight to control words, another unfortunate casualty has been the word “equity.” From the founding of our nation until now, equity has had a very different meaning than how the left is using it nowadays. 

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Matt Clark: The legal justification for vaccine mandates is disappearing

This week, I had the honor of representing one of our nation’s finest heroes, Lt. Gen. (ret.) Jerry Boykin, in a key religious liberty case. Thirty-five Navy SEALs had religious objections to President Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate, and I submitted a brief for Gen. Boykin in their defense.

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Matt Clark: Forgiving student loans is bad policy and may be unconstitutional

Desperate to get a win before the midterms, President Biden announced Wednesday that he would be canceling $10,000 of student debt for people making less than $125,000 per year and $20,00 for Pell Grant recipients. This could cost between $440 billion-$600 billion.

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Matt Clark: The IRS and the First Amendment

This week, President Biden signed a bill that Congress passed, authorizing the IRS to hire 87,000 new employees. I was hoping that Joe Manchin would hold the line in the Senate.

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Matt Clark: Was the raid at Trump's residence a political witch hunt by the DOJ?

Earlier this week, the FBI raided President Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. Was the raid legal, and if so, was it prudent? Or was this just another political witch hunt and an unprecedented weaponization of the Justice Department against a political opponent? The stakes are high, so we need answers. 

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Matt Clark: Why Christians need to evaluate secular philosophies like Marxism & CRT

I’m taking a break in this piece from my usual op-eds about law because we need to discuss something much deeper. As the great Montesquieu observed centuries ago: public policy is based on the people’s values, and the people’s values are based on their religion. Thus, religion ultimately drives what society looks like. 

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'An eye for an eye' should be the standard for criminal justice reform

There’s a national movement to get liberal prosecutors not to prosecute crimes at all. In addition, the federal government has sued Alabama over the conditions of our prisons. 

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Matt Clark: We're about to federalize polygamy

While the Political Left has been reeling from defeats lately - from the Supreme Court overruling Roe to parents fighting back against woke indoctrination of their kids- the Left has been making progress on one issue: passing a federal law that will further break down marriage.

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Matt Clark: The good news is, AG Marshall will enforce abortion ban

This week, I have good news: Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall will enforce the law, even if local prosecutors don’t.

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Matt Clark: Supreme Court strikes major blow to EPA

On the last day of its term, the Supreme Court struck a major blow against the EPA (and the administrative state generally) in its 6-3 decision in West Virginia v. EPA.

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Matt Clark: Jefferson County DA won't enforce state abortion law

In an act of shame, Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr signed a letter written by a George Soros-backed organization and joined by over 80 other district attorneys stating that they would not enforce their states’ laws protecting unborn children from abortion.

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Matt Clark: Coach Kennedy and a bigger win for religious freedom

The Supreme Court has been on fire with fantastic decisions over the last week! In addition to my regular Friday column that addressed the gun-rights case, it was my honor to write another column on Friday discussing the Supreme Court’s greatest decision that came out that morning, in which the Court finally overruled Roe v. Wade! Now I’m usually not a fan of Mondays, but this Monday was an exception as the Supreme Court came out with another watershed decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District.

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Matt Clark: The Supreme Court's finest moment

Today, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the United States Supreme Court did that for which pro-life advocates had been praying and fighting for nearly fifty years: it overruled Roe v. Wade.

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Matt Clark: A monumental victory for the Second Amendment and Originalism

On his 74th birthday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas gave the Country a great gift: a Supreme Court opinion recognizing that the right to “bear arms shall not be infringed” means exactly what it says.