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Matt Clark steps down as president of Alabama Center for Law & Liberty to join Chief Justice Tom Parker’s staff; Laura Clark appointed interim president

The Alabama Center for Law and Liberty (ACLL) is under new management now that the organization's president, Matt Clark, has stepped down to join Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Parker’s staff as his senior staff attorney.

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ACLL's Clark: SCOTUS ruling could help Alabamians fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccine due to religious beliefs

Alabama Center for Law and Liberty president Matt Clark told 1819 News on Wednesday that one recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has the potential to help Alabamains who lost their jobs for refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine due to religious beliefs. 

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SCOTUS rules against affirmative action — ACLL's Clark: DEI programs at universities 'in trouble'

Alabama Center for Law and Liberty president Matt Clark told 1819 News on Thursday morning that he thinks diversity, equity and inclusion programs at public universities could face legal challenges after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against affirmative action in college admissions. 

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Alabama Center for Law and Liberty files brief in case opposing Florida public school policy hiding gender identity unaligned with sex from parents

The Alabama Center for Law and Liberty filed an amicus brief on Tuesday opposing a public school’s policy encouraging teachers to hide students’ usage of pronouns that don’t align with their biological sex from their parents. 

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Matt Clark: Big Supreme Court decisions coming very soon

Here are some of the big U.S. Supreme Court decisions we should be watching for.

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Alabama Center for Law and Liberty, API push back against Biden's efforts to force organizations to cover abortion-inducing drugs despite moral objections

The Alabama Center for Law and Liberty filed a comment on Monday opposing the Biden administration’s suggested repeal of a rule protecting companies with moral objections to abortion-inducing drugs.

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Matt Clark: Justice Mitchell’s smackdown of woke lawyering

You don’t get to show up in court and argue that you win because you’re a member of one race and the other parties are members of the other.

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Matt Clark: The clown-show prosecution of Donald Trump

The bottom line is that this isn’t a serious prosecution. It’s a clown show. This is about politics and not fighting crime, and it shows how incredibly petty the left is willing to get.

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Matt Clark: The importance of the Prattville street-preacher case

In a time where passivity reigns and people are going to hell on our watch, Angelo Wilson wasn’t content to let that happen.

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Matt Clark: Understanding originalism and its effects on the average American

In a nation governed by the rule of law, there must be a hierarchy of laws. The law that trumps all other laws is the Constitution itself. Therefore, the most important question is how the Constitution should be interpreted.

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‘Like a bad preacher’: ACLL’s Matt Clark explains why Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan will likely be blocked by SCOTUS

Following oral arguments in Biden v. Nebraska before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) this week, an Alabama attorney said it isn’t looking good for the Biden administration when it comes to allowing student loan forgiveness.

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Matt Clark: Three big constitutional cases from this week

Three cases were on the docket this week that would have a major impact on the country. Being involved in two of those cases, I wanted to devote today’s op-ed to discussing their significance.

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Matt Clark: Why the McCutcheon story is so important

1819 News has made a good case that Mac McCutcheon was trading political favors for money. It also appears that his son was guilty of draining the company’s resources and then setting his business partner up for prison time. If true, this is bribery, financial corruption and perversion of justice.

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Matt Clark: Why the Asbury revival could be what America needs

Last week, students at Asbury University, a private Christian school in Kentucky, assembled for their biweekly chapel service in the school’s auditorium. But when the chapel service was scheduled to end, the worship kept going.

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Matt Clark: How a civil suit could stop abortion pills

The overturned Roe v. Wade decision doesn’t mean the fight for life is over. It's now headed to our mailboxes. But if there’s one state in the Union that would be great for a civil suit against USPS, it’s Alabama.

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Matt Clark: Two good moves by Steve Marshall

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has been busy the last two weeks.

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Matt Clark: Progress for liberty in COVID-related court decisions

As fear of COVID wanes, the judiciary will hopefully take an honest look at the legality of emergency actions. Otherwise, we will have taught our government that it can do whatever it wants in the name of “emergency” and get away with it.

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Matt Clark: Forcing counselors to be gender-affirming creates constitutional problems

It’s best to stick with what biology has taught throughout human history. There are two sexes, and the government should not force counselors to deny such a fundamental truth.

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Alabama Center for Law and Liberty joins Alliance Defending Freedom in lawsuit over UAH campus speech policy

The Center for Law and Liberty is teaming up with the conservative legal advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom to battle a free speech policy at the University of Alabama Huntsville that some have deemed a violation of the Alabama Constitution.

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Matt Clark: The incarnation and the problem of pain

If you’re dealing with the problem of pain this Christmas, remember that Christ’s birth is the proof that God does indeed care. 

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Matt Clark: The process as the punishment

Over the last couple of weeks, I have written about the effect the Respect for Marriage Act might have. If the courts were to apply the bill as written, as I explained two weeks ago, then I think people who have religious objections to same-sex marriages should be OK. I stand by that assertion.

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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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