Fighting the SPLC (Liberty Counsel)

Mat Staver,
Liberty Counsel

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) targeted Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker by filing a politically-motivated ethics complaint with the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) against his radio comments regarding same-sex “marriage,” which were not linked to a case he was hearing.

The SPLC sought to silence the protected speech of Justice Parker. They lost.

After a year long JIC “investigation” into whether or not Justice Parker violated judicial standards, followed by a subsequent lawsuit filed by Justice Parker challenging the unconstitutional restrictions, the Alabama federal district court entered a permanent injunction in favor of Justice Parker and against the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC). The ruling barred the use of judicial ethics canons to censor judges’ public comments.

Liberty Counsel represented Justice Parker throughout the process.

The Southern Poverty Law Center wanted to silence Justice Parker and remove him from the Alabama Supreme Court. Their ploy backfired, and now Justice Parker has won the right for all Alabama judges to speak on important legal issues. This is an important victory for free speech and we celebrate the court’s approval of this permanent injunction!

This case is another in a long line of victories that proves that Liberty Counsel can win against deep-pocketed adversaries!

Liberty Counsel’s litigation team remains deeply engaged in our effort to turn back the assaults against us and others that are being led by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) legal team.

+ + Their goal is to literally destroy Liberty Counsel.Right now Liberty Counsel is also defending against a difficult and costly attack in which SPLC lawyers are serving as lead counsel. And, we are fighting back against the SPLC’s blatant efforts to defame us in the public square!

I believe Liberty Counsel is well positioned to derail the SPLC’s attacks in the courts, at the local, state and federal levels, in the media, and at the grassroots. We have the legal expertise and track record of success to respond to this crisis.But we must stay vigilant on each of these legal fronts! The bottom line is, we need your support to successfully turn back every attack!

This month, a generous friend of Liberty Counsel has offered a $50,000 Challenge Grant to help us close out our fiscal year on better financial footing. Can I count on you to help turn that $50,000 into a much-needed $100,000? Every tax-deductible dollar you give this month will effectively be doubled in impact by the $50,000 Challenge Grant.

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There are few organizations positioned to respond to attacks like this and defend our core institutions and liberties — and even fewer truly independent faith-based organizations that are rooted in America’s historic constitutional rights.

The increased demands on our litigation team coupled with the escalating attacks being waged against our organization have created an enormous drain on our resources. We cannot meet these dangerous threats to every American’s religious liberties without your help.

Can I count on your help today? Please prayerfully consider making your best possible gift to meet this critical $50,000 Challenge so we can fight back and win against organizations with deep war chests! Please go here now to make your tax-deductible gift:

Thank you!

Yours for Liberty,

Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

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