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Self Description

December 2006: "Liberty Counsel, with offices in Florida and Virginia, is a nonprofit litigation, education and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the traditional family. On the campus of Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty Counsel's Center for Constitutional Litigation and Policy trains attorneys, law students, policymakers, legislators, clergy and world leaders in constitutional principles and government policies."

Third-Party Descriptions

September 2011: '"Although our opponents were beaten in this lawsuit, we know that they will not stop in their desperate attempts to deny the obvious truth that life begins at conception and that every life deserves to be protected in the law," said Steve Crampton, general counsel of the conservative legal group Liberty Counsel. "Not only Mississippians, but all Americans, should support this commonsense amendment."'

December 2006: Liberty Counsel, which, according to its website, is 'dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and the traditional family,' wrote the Albemarle County school system that its policy banning distribution of religious materials was unconstitutional.


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Possible/Unclear Liberty University (LU) Organization Dec 8, 2006
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Mathew D. Staver Esq. Person Jun 26, 2003

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
Sep 09, 2011 Mississippi voters can decide 'personhood' of the unborn, court rules

QUOTE: Voters in Mississippi will be given a chance to decide whether life begins at conception, a controversial abortion-related ballot initiative that the state's highest court has refused to block...a rejection of a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and abortion-rights groups.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jun 12, 2008 Battle over gay marriage renewed on California ballot

QUOTE: As California on Monday becomes the second state to join gay couples in matrimony, opponents say efforts to reverse it will be tougher than in the past. They collected enough signatures to include a state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage on the November ballot, but the vote comes as polls show growing acceptance of gays and more states extend benefits to same-sex couples.

May 31, 2008 States Seek Delay in California Marriage Ruling

QUOTE: In a letter to the court’s chief justice, Ronald George, the attorneys general — all Republicans — asked that the marriages be put off until after the November election, when California voters are expected to vote on a measure that would ban same-sex marriages.

New York Times
Dec 07, 2006 Frequent fliers: Albemarle okays religious mail

QUOTE: School have two choices, says Kent Willis, director of the ACLU of Virginia: prohibit any distribution of material by outside nonprofits or allow all materials to be distributed. "The real issue is viewpoint discrimination," he explains. For instance, schools can't allow YMCA basketball league to send home fliers but refuse one for Bible school or the gay-straight alliance.

Jul 27, 2006 Washington Court Upholds Ban on Gay Marriage

QUOTE: In an angrily divided 5-to-4 decision, the Washington Supreme Court yesterday upheld a state law banning same-sex marriages...Opponents of same-sex marriage said yesterday’s decision demonstrated that the public and the courts remained opposed to altering the traditional definition of marriage.

New York Times
Mar 02, 2005 Take Two Tablets: The Supreme Court picks through the rubble of its Ten Commandments jurisprudence.

QUOTE: ...pair of [Supreme Court--Ed.] cases involving displays of the Ten Commandments on state property. At one level everything appears scholarly and doctrinal. Until you realize that the doctrine is a mess, and the justices are so tangled up in old tests, old glosses on old tests, and new glosses on new tests that they don't even know how to talk about the Establishment Clause cases, much less how to resolve them.

Jul 11, 2003 Court strikes down abortion notification

QUOTE: . . . that the ones who are most at risk for unintended pregnancies may be the least able to turn to their parents in a crisis situation...When the courts force family involvement, the consequences frequently have been catastrophic - suicide, beatings and so on...

St. Petersburg Times
Jun 26, 2003 Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Sodomy Law

QUOTE: The Supreme Court struck down Texas's ban on private consensual sex between adults of the same sex today...

Washington Post