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ACLJ: American Pastor Speaks From Iranian Prison - Facing "Death Threats" - "Horrific Pressures"- "Violence" - "Psychological Warfare"

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which focuses on constitutional and human rights law, said today American Pastor Saeed Abedini – a U.S. citizen facing a lengthy prison sentence in Iran because of his Christian faith – is speaking out in a letter from prison where he says he's facing "horrific pressures," acknowledging continuing physical and psychological abuse – including troubling "death threats."

In his first letter since his conviction and sentence in January, the 32-year-old Pastor Saeed says the conditions inside Evin Prison are "so very difficult that my eyes get blurry, my body does not have the strength to walk, and my steps become very weak and shaky." Pastor Saeed also says he is facing significant pressure to recant his Christian faith.

"The torture, the beatings, the death threats never end," said Jordan Sekulow, Executive Director of the ACLJ, which represents Pastor Saeed's wife and children who reside in the U.S. "The Iranians continue to do everything they can to break Pastor Saeed – both physically and psychologically. The abuse he continues to face is nothing less than brutal. It's our hope that this latest communication only intensifies efforts in this country and abroad to pressure Iran to release this U.S. citizen."

In the letter, posted here, Pastor Saeed said he knows that "he's not been forgotten" but also provides astonishing details about the abuse he faces: "Various (bullying) groups, the psychological warfare, a year of not seeing my family, physical violence, actions committed to humiliate me, insults, being mocked, being confronted with extremists in the prison who create another prison within the prison walls, and the death threats…"

Pastor Saeed's wife, Naghmeh, expressed her concern: "It is heart wrenching to hear of Saeed's continued abuse and torture in the Iranian prison. We have known for some time that he is facing physical and psychological abuse. Now our worst fears have been confirmed. He continues to face life-threatening abuse at the hands of the Iranian officials simply because of his faith in Jesus."

Naghmeh, who has been prohibited from speaking with her husband by phone, knows that what her husband calls the "dark house of Evin Prison" is taking a significant toll on him. "Our primary concern is for his health and well-being with each passing day. We know that while he is very weak physically, Saeed is strong in his faith. His situation is dire and with the continued abuse and death threats, we are not sure how long Saeed will survive these horrendous conditions in prison."

For the first time, Pastor Saeed confirmed that Iranian officials are trying to get him to recant his Christian faith – something that he says he will never do. "They are only waiting for one thing…for me to deny Christ," wrote Pastor Saeed. "But they will never get this from me."

Pastor Saeed said he continues to live out his faith in prison and despite facing what he calls "horrific pressures" that are sometimes "unbearable" – he offers encouragement to others who face difficult challenges. "Maybe you are also in such a situation, so pray and seek God that He would use you and direct you in the pressures and difficulties of your lives," Pastor Saeed wrote.    

The ACLJ, along with its European affiliate, filed a document last week with the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) calling on Iran to immediately release Pastor Saeed, citing Iran's violations of international law and human rights abuses.

Also last week, more than 80 members of Congress – in a strong bi-partisan move – sent a letter to Secretary of State Kerry urging him to "exhaust every possible option to secure Mr. Abedini's immediate release."  The letter stated that "[a]s a U.S. citizen, Mr. Abedini deserves nothing less than the exercising of every diplomatic tool of the U.S. government to defend his basic human rights."

"This new letter from Pastor Saeed could not be more clear or direct – he continues to face life-threatening abuse simply because of his religious beliefs," said ACLJ Executive Director Jordan Sekulow. "The letter also underscores the need to move quickly. A U.S. citizen is in failing health from beatings and abuse – a menacing scenario that should command the full attention and engagement of the U.S. government. It's our hope that Secretary Kerry will act without delay – doing all that can be done by the State Department to save this U.S. citizen."

As Pastor Saeed's wife, Naghmeh put it: "The most important thing we can do is pray, continue to raise awareness of his case and continue to work for his freedom."

The ACLJ is working with the U.S. government, the United Nations, and the European Union to secure Pastor Saeed's freedom.

The ACLJ's #SaveSaeed campaign continues to gather momentum – as thousands upon thousands of people all over the world are tweeting, Facebooking, and signing our petition, which focuses on bringing additional international pressure on the Iranian government.

Led by ECLJ and ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has affiliated offices in Israel, Russia, Kenya, France, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe. The ACLJ is online at aclj.org.


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ACLJ & Wife Of American Pastor Imprisoned In Iran To Testify Before Congress

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which defends human rights and religious freedom, will testify Friday before a Congressional committee examining religious persecution and focusing on the plight of American Pastor Saeed Abedini , a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Iran because of his Christian faith.

ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow , ACLJ Executive Director Jordan Sekulow , and Pastor Saeed's wife, Naghmeh, will testify March 15th before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the House - a bi-partisan commission which is co-chaired by Representatives James McGovern (D-MA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA). The commission exists to "to promote, defend and advocate internationally recognized human rights norms in a nonpartisan manner, both within and outside of Congress, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other relevant human rights instruments."

"We have seen tremendous support from more than 100 members of Congress who understand the growing problem of religious persecution and have called for the release of American Pastor Saeed Abedini ," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. "This hearing represents a significant opportunity to elevate Pastor Saeed's plight and to encourage our State Department and White House to engage this case at the highest levels. For a U.S. citizen to be facing years in one of Iran's most deadly prisons - beaten and abused daily - simply because of his Christian faith – is unconscionable. We're grateful for the opportunity to present Pastor Saeed's case and stand up for the human rights and religious freedom of those who are facing similar situations because of their faith."

The ACLJ, which represents Pastor Saeed's wife, Naghmeh and their two children who reside in the U.S., has launched a global effort - including presenting testimony before the U.N. Human Rights Council - in an effort secure his freedom. Nearly 450,000 people already have signed on to our petition demanding his release.

The hearing on Friday, March 15, 2013, is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. and is open to the public and the news media. Additional details about the hearing can be found here.

Led by ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has affiliated offices in Israel, Russia, Kenya, France, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe. The ACLJ is online at aclj.org.

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ACLJ Calls for Release of Iranian-American Christian Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Because of his Religious Beliefs

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which focuses on constitutional and human rights law, announced today it is representing the wife of an Iranian-American pastor who is being held in an Iranian prison because of his Christian faith. Saeed Abedini, who converted to Christianity, has been indicted by an Iranian court and is facing formal charges that could result in a lengthy prison term or possibly even the death penalty. The ACLJ, which is providing legal representation for his U.S.-based family, is also launching an international campaign calling on the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, and Congress to demand the release of Pastor Saeed.
 
"This is a very troubling pattern that we have seen inside Iran - Christian husbands and fathers who are punished for their religious beliefs," said Jordan Sekulow, Executive Director of the ACLJ. "What makes this particular case so much more disturbing is that Pastor Saeed, who was born and raised in Iran, has been granted U.S. citizenship. He's been in prison for nearly three months simply because of his Christian faith. Now, he’s been indicted by an Iranian court - a development that could very well result in a death sentence. In addition to our legal work, it's important to get this story out - to generate global support for Pastor Saeed and to engage the U.N. and the U.S. government in securing his release."
 
Pastor Saeed, 32, was granted U.S. citizenship in 2010 through marriage to his American wife. He and his wife, Naghmeh, have two children, a 6-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son. In 2008, Pastor Saeed became an ordained minister with the American Evangelistic Association. Naghmeh and the children reside in the western U.S. The Iranian government does not recognize his U.S. citizenship and for 3 years he travelled freely back and forth from Iran until this summer when he was put under house arrest. He was imprisoned in September and this week an Iranian court indicted him on several charges, which have not been made public. In fact, the government has refused to notify Pastor Saeed, his attorney, or his family about what’s included in the specific charges. What’s clear is that Pastor Saeed is in prison because of his Christian faith and his desire to share the Gospel with others.
 
In a recent letter to his family from prison, Pastor Saeed said: "Prison is a test of faith. I was always worried that the storms of this life would break the ship of faith, but when you stand in the steadfast ship of faith, the storms are like a nice breeze. Nothing can break the ship of faith. These walls have created more fervor for me to love others through sharing the Gospel, but more than that, the walls have deepened my love for my Savior. I feel the prayers of all who are praying for me. I hope to one day meet each one of them face to face and embrace them in my arms." Pastor Saeed underwent a life-changing conversion from Islam to Christianity when he was 20 years old. He has been active in proclaiming his faith and sharing his religious beliefs for many years.
 
Pastor Saeed has been harassed by the Iranian government for more than a decade. He had faced numerous confrontations with the Iran's Revolutionary Guard and Intelligence police over the years and had been detained in the past. But his current imprisonment puts Pastor Saeed in grave danger. He had been held in solitary confinement before a recent move to a general prison ward. ACLJ sources confirm Pastor Saeed has been the victim of both physical and emotional abuse, and there is concern for his immediate state of health.
 
Naghmeh Panahi, Pastor Saeed's wife, told the ACLJ that this is a very difficult time for her family. "Our concern is growing with each passing day," Naghmeh said. "This is a very, very difficult time for our family. What is happening is hard to understand. During this season of our Savior’s birth, our family - including our two young children - cannot help but feel a huge gap in our midst. Memories of years past tear at our hearts as we desperately pray for Saeed to come home."
 
Just three months ago, the Iranian government - facing significant international pressure - released Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, a Christian pastor who spent nearly three years in prison because of his faith. The ACLJ launched a global online campaign to demand his freedom. More than 3-million people agreed to send one Tweet a day in our "Tweet for Youcef" campaign. Sadly, the Iranian attorney who fought for the freedom of Pastor Youcef has been imprisoned for representing him and other oppressed in Iran. Through Twitter, the ACLJ continues to call attention to his plight and demand his release.

In Pastor Saeed's case, the ACLJ is providing legal representation to his U.S.-based family and working with various contacts in Iran on his case. Further, the ACLJ is launching an international campaign urging the United Nations, the U.S. State Department and Congress to get involved and demand Pastor Saeed's release.
 
"We know that the Iranian government is sensitive to international pressure," said Sekulow. "We have seen that in the Pastor Youcef case. Now, we have an Iranian-born Christian, who holds a U.S. passport, being punished for his beliefs. Pastor Saeed's alleged crime: converting to Christianity and proclaiming his Christian faith. His imprisonment and indictment violates international human rights and religious freedom laws. That's why it is so critical to challenge this imprisonment both legally and in the court of public opinion around the world."
 
Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has affiliated offices in Israel, Russia, Kenya, France, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe.

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Jay Sekulow- The leader who fought all odds!

Mr. Jay Sekulow has long been branded as a lawyer par excellence and someone who has put the needs of his clients at his first priority. But there is something that most people don’t know about him.

It’s the fact that the man has put in a lot of struggle and hard work in the beginning of his career in order to reach the pinnacle of success, where he is now.

He has put his ‘cum laude’ from the Mercer University as well has his PhD from Regent University to appropriate use in his career. The excellence that he exhibits in every job that he takes up just shows his immense potential to reach great heights in his career.

His personal life also reflects stability. The way he and his lovely wife have raised two wonderful sons, shows how much he values family.

ACLJ: Wife of American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran "Very Encouraged" by Secretary of State Kerry's Statement Calling on Iran to Release..

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which defends human rights and religious freedom, said today it is pleased that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has issued a public statement expressing concern for American Pastor Saeed Abedini – a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Iran because of his Christian faith. The statement, issued late today while Secretary Kerry was travelling in the Middle East, calls on Iran to release Pastor Saeed immediately and comes after ACLJ Executive Director Jordan Sekulow called for Secretary Kerry to issue a public statement by today.

"We're very pleased that Secretary of State Kerry made this bold and public statement calling on Iran to release Pastor Saeed," said Jordan Sekulow, Executive Director of the ACLJ. "By speaking out directly on behalf of Pastor Saeed, Secretary Kerry is taking our government's most aggressive action yet in working to secure the freedom of this U.S. citizen. We also appreciate Secretary Kerry calling attention to Pastor Saeed's worsening health. By becoming directly involved in this case, the U.S. sends a powerful message to Iran and our allies – our government will not stand by and abandon one of our own. By engaging the Pastor Saeed case at the highest level, we're hopeful that the State Department will now do everything in its power to secure the release of this U.S. citizen."

"I am very encouraged by Secretary Kerry's statement demanding Saeed's immediate release," said Naghmeh, Pastor Saeed's wife. "I am very happy to read that although Secretary Kerry has asked for medical treatment for Saeed, he does not stop there, and states that the best outcome is Saeed's immediate release. I hope to see more proactive actions from our government. Saeed and I are both proud to be Americans. I am hopeful that this will put more pressure on the Iranian government to act and free Saeed so he can return to our family in the United States."

Secretary Kerry's statement, posted here, comes just one day after the U.S. Ambassador Eileen C. Donahoe specifically cited Pastor Saeed's case at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva and called for his release. It comes one week after the State Department refused to participate in a hearing by the Congressional panel on Pastor Saeed's case.

The statement also comes as a new letter from Pastor Saeed describes the toll the torture and beatings on his health.

Pastor Saeed, 32, has been imprisoned since last fall and is serving an 8-year prison sentence in Evin Prison, one of Iran's most deadly prisons.  The ACLJ has been working in this country and abroad to secure his freedom and has heard from nearly 550,000 people demanding his release.

The ACLJ represents Pastor Saeed's wife, Naghmeh and their two young children in the U.S.

Led by ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has affiliated offices in Israel, Russia, Kenya, France, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe. The ACLJ is online at aclj.org.

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ACLJ Applauds Appeals Court Order Blocking Implementation of HHS Mandate on Behalf of MO Business Owner

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a pro-life legal organization that focuses on constitutional law, today applauded an order by a federal appeals court granting a motion for a preliminary injunction – an order that temporarily blocks the implementation of the HHS mandate against a Missouri business owner.

The order, issued by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, is the first decision from an appeals court in the litigation challenging the HHS mandate.

The order, which puts the HHS mandate on hold pending the outcome of the appeals process, prohibits the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from requiring the business owner, who contends the mandate violates his constitutionally-protected religious beliefs, to comply with the mandate which requires employers to purchase health insurance for their employees that includes coverage for contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs.

“By granting our motion, the appeals court blocks the implementation of the HHS mandate and clears the way for our lawsuit to continue – a significant victory for our client,” said Francis Manion, Senior Counsel of the ACLJ. “The order sends a message that the religious beliefs of employers must be respected by the government. We have argued from the beginning that employers like Frank O'Brien must be able to operate their business in a manner consistent with their moral values, not the values of the government. We look forward to this case moving forward and securing the constitutional rights of our client.”

The ACLJ represents Frank R. O'Brien and O'Brien Industrial Holdings, LLC  (OIH) - a holding company based in St. Louis, Missouri, which operates a number of businesses that explore, mine, and process refractory and ceramic raw materials.

In October, a federal district court judge granted the Obama Administration's Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit. The ACLJ immediately filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. In an order issued today, the appeals court granted the ACLJ motion requesting an injunction pending an appeal.

The lawsuit, which was filed in March 2012, marked the first legal challenge to the HHS mandate from a private business owner and his company. Until the suit was filed, only religious organizations or institutions brought lawsuits challenging the mandate.

O'Brien, a Catholic, says his religious beliefs provide the framework for the operation of his businesses, which employ 87 people. The company website states the OIH mission "is to make our labor a pleasing offering to the Lord while enriching our families and society." OIH’s statement of the company's values begins with the following: "Integrity. Our conduct is guided by the Golden Rule and the Ten Commandments. We will not discriminate based on anyone's personal belief system."

In addition to the O’Brien case, the ACLJ has filed two other direct challenges to the HHS mandate and filed amicus briefs backing other challenges in more than a dozen cases.

Led by ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the ACLJ is based in Washington, D.C.


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State Dept. Snubs Congressional Panel as ACLJ & Wife of American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Calls for More U.S. Involvement to Free U.S. Citizen

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which defends human rights and religious freedom, today testified before a Congressional committee examining religious persecution and called for more U.S. involvement in working to secure the freedom of American Pastor Saeed Abedini – a U.S. citizen – imprisoned in Iran because of his Christian faith.

The testimony from ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, ACLJ Executive Director Jordan Sekulow, and Pastor Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh, came as the U.S. State Department snubbed the Congressional panel – refusing to send anyone to the hearing to testify.

“The State Department was AWOL today – absent without leave,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. “The State Department’s refusal to testify at this critical hearing is offensive to the family of Pastor Saeed – a U.S. citizen held hostage in one of Iran’s most deadly prisons. Instead of appearing before Congress and calling on Iran to release Pastor Saeed, the State Department’s no-show reflects a stunning lack of concern for an American wrongly imprisoned simply because of his Christian faith. Many nations – including the European Union – have highlighted Pastor Saeed’s case and called for his release before the U.N. Our government did not. With an opportunity to condemn Iran and demand his freedom on a global stage, the U.S. government never mentioned him at all – ignored the plight of a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Iran. And, today, at this vital hearing, the State Department was AWOL – they did not show up today. Pastor Saeed and his family deserve more from their government.”

The hearing occurred this morning before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the House - a bi-partisan commission which is co-chaired by Representatives James McGovern (D-MA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA).

ACLJ Executive Director Jordan Sekulow urged the lawmakers to encourage the White House and the State Department to do more to secure Pastor Saeed’s release.

“The fact that the State Department refused to send a representative to this hearing underscores the lack of concern and engagement by the Obama Administration in securing the freedom of a U.S. citizen,” said Jordan Sekulow. “Naghmeh came all the way from Idaho to give her testimony here today, but the State Department couldn’t send one person down the street to speak about Pastor Saeed’s case. We believe that there is a great deal more that our White House and State Department can and should do for Pastor Saeed. To date, there has been minimal involvement from the White House press secretary and a State Department spokesperson. Their brief statements have come only as responses to questions asked by reporters. There is no formal written statement from either the White House or the State Department condemning Iran and calling for Pastor Saeed’s release. Our President and Secretary of State should lend their voices personally to the growing chorus calling for Pastor Saeed’s release. The fact is that we are extremely disappointed with the level of engagement by the Obama Administration.”

The ACLJ represents Pastor Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh, and their two young children who live in the United States. In her testimony today, Naghmeh revealed the toll this ordeal is taking on her family.

“Saeed is a husband and amazing father,” she told the commission. “The kids and I miss him terribly. Our kids hold onto the hope of seeing their daddy very soon. The truth is we do not know if we will ever speak to him or see him again. Every day is a death sentence for him. Many mornings they wake up and start running around the house and in the yard. I ask them what they are doing and they say very disappointed ‘it must have been a dream. We saw daddy was home and he was going to twirl us around.’ I hold back my tears as I tell them that it was a dream. I still do not have the heart to tell them that if we don’t do anything, that daddy might never survive the horrific Evin prison. I do not have the heart to tell them of the 8 year sentence. I do hope we can work together to bring Saeed home and I will never have to tell my kids of the dire situation their father is in.”

Naghmeh also told the Commission her disappointment with the lack of involvement by the U.S. government. "I must tell you that I am disappointed with my government,” she said. “I am disappointed that our President and our State Department have not fully engaged this case – disappointed that this great country is not doing more to free my husband, a U.S. citizen. I expect more from our government. We should know that as American citizens, our government will stand up for us. I have been told that I have not requested the assistance of the State Department. That is not the case. I have pleaded many times for their help to free my husband. I continue to ask our government to bring my husband, my children's father, back home."

Following the testimony, Chairman Wolf said his Commission had been in touch with Secretary of State Kerry's office and will be formally requesting that someone designated by Secretary Kerry meet directly with Naghmeh soon to discuss her husband's plight.

The testimony from Jay Sekulow, Jordan Sekulow, and Naghmeh Abedini before today’s Congressional panel is available here. You can watch the complete hearing here.

Today’s testimony is the latest development in the ACLJ’s global effort – which includes presenting testimony before the U.N. Human Rights Council - in an effort secure Pastor Saeed’s freedom. At the same time, more than 500,000 people already have signed on to our petition demanding his release.

Led by ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has affiliated offices in Israel, Russia, Kenya, France, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe.


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Jay Sekulow- A respected defender of religious freedom!

A well-regarded defender of religious freedom and an expert judicial attorney, Mr. Jay Sekulow was born in Brooklyn, New York. Distinguished professor of Law and the Chief Counsel for American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), one of the most prestigious law firms in the United States, Mr. Sekulow completed both, graduation cum laude and a doctor of jurisprudence from Mercer University.

Later, Dr. Jay Alan Sekulow received Ph.D. from Regent University, authoring his dissertation on the subject of American Legal History.

Passionate for protecting religious freedom, freedom of speech and defending constitutional law, Jay also fought for people from other nations by establishing law firms: The European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), The African Centre for Law and Justice in Zimbabwe, The Slavic Centre of Law and Justice (SCLJ) in Moscow, The East African Centre for Law and Justice in Kenya.

For his legal services, Mr. Sekulow has been honored with several awards: like he’s entitled to the National Law Journal’s Power List, and the American Lawyer’s Public Sector 45 list, to name a few.

Jay And Jordan Sekulow Announce Support For Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney today announced the support of Jay Sekulow and Jordan Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice*.

“Jay and Jordan have been on the front lines fighting for conservatives – it is an honor to have their support,” said Mitt Romney. “On issues of great importance to me, including religious freedom and protecting human life, Jay and Jordan have been tireless leaders. I look forward to working with them to ensure that we can bring conservative change to Washington.”

“In order for conservatives to make the changes in Washington that we have been fighting for, we must first defeat President Obama and have a leader with a proven record of getting things done,” said Jay Sekulow. “Mitt Romney is the one candidate who can take his pro-growth message to the American people and defeat President Obama. Throughout his life, he has proven that he will not back down from difficult situations – fixing the mess that President Obama has left will not be easy.”

“Mitt Romney’s record as governor and vision for our country is one that conservatives should be proud to support,” said Jordan Sekulow. “He cut taxes, balanced budgets, and defended both traditional marriage and life in a politically difficult environment. Mitt Romney’s ability to defeat President Obama and enact conservative change is why I support him and so many conservatives are backing his campaign.”

Background on Jay and Jordan Sekulow

Jay Sekulow is Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice. He is an accomplished Supreme Court advocate, renowned expert on religious liberty, and a respected broadcaster. Jay Sekulow is an attorney with a passion for protecting religious liberty, freedom, and democracy. For nearly a quarter of a century, he's been on the front lines - working to protect religious and constitutional freedoms in the courts, in Congress, and in the public arena. At the Supreme Court of the United States, Jay Sekulow has argued 12 cases - including several landmark cases which have become part of the legal landscape in the area of religious liberty litigation.

Jordan Sekulow is the Executive Director of the American Center for Law and Justice. He is the host of the Jordan Sekulow Show, a syndicated radio program that provides cutting analysis of today's political and legal landscape and regularly features elected officials and conservative leaders from across the U.S. and around the globe. He also serves as co-host, along with ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, of the Jay Sekulow Live! radio broadcast and the ACLJ This Week television broadcast. Jordan, an attorney, has an LL.M. from Georgetown Law Center and oversees the organization’s international offices.

Jay Sekulow - Not Like Anybody!

Jay Sekulow can undoubtedly be termed as “brilliant”. He is a man who has tried his hands on so many things that each of those can't be possibly listed. More than anything else, he's been working as an attorney. But he is not just another lawyer, he's the best of all! He has been in the news many times because of the cases he worked on.

This dynamic law enthusiast never limited his abilities to law – and has a successful radio/television call-in talk show about legal issues. Yes, he is a renowned radio host! His talk show is aired on as many as 850 stations.

The man is a guest commentator on FOX news channel, and hosts a TV show 'ACLJ This Week'. He, as a lawyer, is someone who is hard to argue with, and impossible to knock down.

Jay Sekulow has been awarded many times for what he does. To name a few honours, he has been added to National Law Journal’s Power List, in the year 1994 and recently was added to the list of 90 greatest lawyers of last 30 years (Washington) by Legal Times.

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