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BREAKING: Two Major Decisions From the Supreme Court

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July 1, 2021 1:00 pm

BREAKING: Two Major Decisions From the Supreme Court

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July 1, 2021 1:00 pm

The United States Supreme Court just made two major decisions. First, the Supreme Court ruled on two provisions of Arizona's voting laws, affirming them as constitutional. In a significant victory in a California effort to potentially target conservative organizations, the Supreme Court ruled that nonprofits do not have to disclose their donor list. Especially in areas hostile to one's conservative values, this would leave individuals supporting these organizations open to targeting and harassment. Jordan Sekulow and the rest of the Sekulow team discuss these major Supreme Court rulings and more today on Sekulow .

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Two major decisions of the US Supreme Court on voting rules in Arizona on the freedom of association. Talk about that line from Washington DC to California law that was required charitable organizations to turn over their donor list and named many of them are political reps or think about getting to a group that you think is maybe the most popular part of pop culture right now, just in case, because it brought together groups like the ACLU and the heritage foundation on the left and the right thing and we don't think that group should be forced to give up the names of people who have donated to these political causes or groups. Phone lines are open for your questions right now called 1-800-684-3110 provisions that were passed by Arizona law regarding their elections. One out of rethink the idea that if you shall cast your ballot at a precinct that is correct when you are assigned to contact a provisional ballot. Eventually figure out whether the right precinct. They will throw out the ballot altogether and one with ballot harvesting whether third parties can bring in ballots for people other than those who actually know your host Jordan secular secure. We are to your phone calls your coverture should one 800 684 31 two that's 164th 1102 major decisions from the US Supreme Court. First, I wanted this decision on voting because of this is very important as we discussed the Georgia law that is been challenged by the Department of Justice last week.

They filed the lawsuit. They said the refiling of the lawsuit that is in a Friday. We addressed this week. Earlier in the week all the broadcast to come to go through the Georgia law will to provisions of this Arizona law were upheld as constitutional 63. This is a very important because two of the provisions that were at issue here. Arizona one a limit on ballot harvesting basically in Arizona.

Only family members close relatives.

Caregivers could go in turning your ballot and the Supreme Court said that is okay that that does not violate this is key as well. Section 2 of the voting rights act, which is where the challenge was brought last week by the DOJ against the Georgia law. So, the Supreme Court has said one those limits on ballot harvesting those are okay. They don't violate the voting rights act to they said you do not have to accept allow a provisional ballot from someone who goes to the wrong precinct doesn't decide to go to the right precinct to cast their votes if they cast their vote in the wrong precinct you can disregard that vote that person so the opportunity to go to the right place to vote, but if they go to the wrong precinct on election day. You can disregard your boat's report said that's okay so that meets there is no binding precedent on the District Court that will hear this DOJ challenge to the Georgia law from the US Supreme Court. This is very new, very recent so it's not something to look back in history.

They can look back on like last week and see that this report to provisions that are similar to George's law does not violate the voting rights act and Harry that is going to be very key as these challenges to states and there's about 15 additional states that change their voting laws as well try to update the provider integrity because this this will bound by the press and all those courts absolutely and it's very very important and I think it will incentivize additional states to get on board and to support strongly voter integrity.

Keep in mind that at the end of the day, the quintessential importance of this decision is grounded in what up holding the states rights to ascertain and to to determine what are the voting rules in every state. This is a great decision favoring voter integrity. Democratic Party tends to oppose integrity measures and of course they are disappointed. The other victory we filed this case that we will talk that we come back from the break. This is a victory for groups like the ACLJ and other nonprofit groups California. Surprise surprise at their Atty. Gen. actually file the brief. It was Becerra was now at HHS who wanted nonprofit groups to have to disclose their donor list. This would include religious groups, charitable organizations, political organizations, and report said no that silence speech and association and tramples on that we back the American Center for Law and were engaged in critical issues at home and abroad. Whether it's defending religious freedom. Protecting those covering corruption in the Washington bureaucracy fighting to protect life in the courts and in Congress ACLJ would not be able to do any of this without your support for that.

We are grateful elders not help me way for limited time you can participate in the ACLJ's matching challenge for every dollar you donate $10 gift becomes $20 gift becomes 100. This is a critical time for the ACLJ the work we simply would not occur without your generous heart wrenching challenge to make protecting the constitutional and religious freedoms gift today online okay only one. A society can agree that the most vulnerable invoice. Is there any hope for that culture to survive.

And that's exactly what you are saying the American Center for Law and Justice, defendant the right to life, we've created a free powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn will show you how you are personally publication includes all major ACLJ fighting for the rights of pro-life activists ramifications. 40 years later Planned Parenthood. What Obama care me anyways. Your membership is powering the right question mission life today online/secular facility, recast, accept two major victories for those who believe in a conservative view of the Constitution and originalist view of the Constitution is again key here that these were two of the more divisive cases this report out. Remember, it doesn't sound as divisive right now because 63 because there's a larger conservative majority on this record, Chief Justice Roberts. Wiley wrote the opinion in the case on the disclosure for nonprofit groups I want to start back though with the election victory out of Arizona because Andy, we've now got a new case it's ripe. It's a Georgia Georgia again fundamentally updating their voting laws to provide more voter integrity for that because people were came out of the 2020 election with a lot of doubts a lot of questions in order to put that to rest and make sure voters know at least their votes to be counted the right way and that it would not be open to fraud or abuse. There were these two provisions they both similar to Georgia one on ballot harvesting the other on voting in the wrong precinct in the Supreme Court as well as the Bible ministration to point out to 80 of those you who may be on the left side of politics relist the broadcast by DOJ. Interesting enough, here said somehow that this did violate the voting rights act section 2 but at the same time there say that Georges does.

I think maybe this could be a tough for them to figure out the distinction with air in federal court and the judge asked about that.

Why the case the Supreme Court review okay with these limits on harvesting with with basically throwing out ballot to the rock that were in the wrong precinct, but now you're to say that George is violating this code you said Arizona was right yeah grant for the Greg Jordan yesterday on the broadcaster whenever we discussed this. He said that what the Georgia law was intended to do was to put aside the election chaos that happened in the 2020 election and I fastened upon that because with the legislature in Georgia did in enacting the, the law that is being now challenge before judge Goulet in the Federal District Ct. in Atlanta is to try to uphold the integrity of the law by asserting the right of the state of Georgia to enact laws that reasonably protect the integrity and the validity of the ballot, look the voting rights act prohibits the states from imposing any rule quote which did results in a denial or abridgment of the right to vote on the basis of race. That's what it does and Arizona's laws were held not to do that it prohibits third parties from collecting mail-in ballots. Yes, that Georgia has now those restrictive provisions as well.

It limits the people in Arizona. There is a lot of family members and the individual voter and caregivers that was decided by the Supreme Court to be okay and it disallows votes cast in the wrong precinct that was decided by the United States Supreme Court to be acceptable to what this does, in a broader sense Jordan is it rejects the attempt by the Biden administration and the Justice Department, especially in the Georgia case to federalize elections. The election process is left in the Constitution to the states to determine the means, manner and method as long as it doesn't abridge on the basis of race, and that's what this Supreme Court is that I think the Supreme Court decision is Bonaventure versus DNC which is the name of the decision is very important and is very significant will be used as President.

I know in the District Court case pending in Atlanta in this there could be 14 or 15 more cases like the one at a Georgia that the DOJ praise because of her other states. The pass very similar laws as well.

Following the 2020 election that made that may just be round one and that this case again will have direct oppressive recent Supreme Court precedent like this is very important as these are judges in the lower courts are determine the growth would make their decisions on these cases, I would go to family that I will go will go to the second big case, which is the I case it involves groups like us evolves all the nosy who support the work of the ACLJ and and support financing ACLJ that's the donor disclosure. The California was trying to I get but I would first go to stand in IDC because they I think this voting case is extremely important because while the DNC brought this legal challenge. The Bible DOJ disagreed with with the DNC position actually agreed with Arizona's position, which, as I thought I would any with therapy.

This makes a little more difficult than going to say well, but in Georgia and Georgia. There's the real problem even though these two at least these two items Supreme Court is said to not violate the voting rights act. I have to wonder if there noted there Jordan, this is just me. Spent bawling a little bit was. Maybe they saw the writing on the wall. In this case, and they needed they were going to lose it in the entrance.

They wanted a hedge and reserve their arguments for the state of Georgia because I had a tie. I don't know that that position is ideological leak consistent with their view on the federalize an election effort that is taking place here in Washington DC through S1 through S. 2093 to 4. The people ask about your night. I fully agree with you that the ruling is so important because it is a win for the Constitution Jordan in the Constitution clearly gives the authority to set the mechanics of elections to the states and this ruling acknowledges rightly that those ongoing efforts across the states. By the way, not all in red states and we talked couple of days ago about some of the New Hampshire laws. It's largely a blue state that they are looking to defend against infringement from this legislative effort to test to federalize during this ruling today. It justifies the position that we been advocating for the beginning that if you want secure elections the right place to house that authority as the Constitution does is at the state level and by the way, Jordan sent some of those states are gonna pass regulations and laws that I don't particularly agree with but as long as they're within the proper framework that is the proper place for those mechanics to be set in the Supreme Court rightly acknowledge that today yes okay today I get a huge victory Supreme Court along ideological lines. For the most part of what is key is that the Chief Justice. Chief Justice Roberts is credited plaintiff's middle-of-the-road a broker at the court is sided with the majority in both of these cases, the second case.

This was in our wheelhouse. We filed in this case because it of course affects groups like the ACLJ Harry, this is the classic case goes back to freedom of association where states want donor list of nonprofit groups specifically California and one of the top donors of different of Ed at various different charities, nonprofits, political organizations, religious organization would have to would've had to comply with this, in turn, over there donor list even though California said they would keep them from being released publicly that was not enough for the court. They said this would still have the ability to silence or chill the freedom of association and the freedom of speech, and thus it's unconstitutional.

Correct your analysis is spot on. It's clear beyond question that the release of donor information has a chilling effect on what freedom of speech and freedom of association in California. Specifically, it's important to note that an individual who took the leadership of the leading tech firm lost his job. Why, because his donation to a group that was opposed by the politically correct left in California was disclosed publicly. So I think at the end of the day it's very very important to note that the attorney general in California standing on the broad shoulders of Kemal Harris and other former Atty. Gen.'s basically was targeting of right wing groups or conservative groups. Why they want to shriek, shrink the political capacity of those organizations to advocate on behalf of of their members, and so this decision upholds both the right of the charities. The First Amendment rights of charities but also it upholds the First Amendment rights of donors. That means that those charities should continue to receive donations from a law law wide range of individuals.

That's very very important for our democracy and keep in mind the Democrats keep saying they want to defend our democracy, but they only want to defend democracy when and if they think it favors their side, so their approach to democracy is uneven. It warped and it's misshapen and I think the Supreme Court has handed a great victory to the American people to people who actually believe in the Constitution, who believe in freedom going forward and I think this is a very very important signal and it sends a signal to attorneys generals throughout the United States, particularly in blue states who essentially want to criminalize being a conservative for this river. I just want to point out every by looking at this little boy the next segment of the broadcast of your night. If you got questions about either of these cases give us a call 1-800-684-3110 that's 1-800-684-3110 be on the air. Get your comments in a Facebook on YouTube periscope as well will take those comments on the air, but what is important here to point out is that the court started considering these disclosure cases to groups like ours, like nonprofit organizations like the ACLJ really it was the civil rights era. It was states who wanted to know who or who was giving money to civil rights groups like the NAACP and the courts of going back to tie the 1960s that on this disclosure.

That's when they started saying the disclosure of the donors, the anonymity of the donors was very important in the two again require these disclosures would put it again.

I would really damage potentially these organizations. Their ability to organize violate the constitutional rights only when a society can agree that the most vulnerable invoice is, is there any hope for that culture to survive. And that's exactly what you are saying when you stand with the American Center for Law and Justice, defendant the right to life, we've created a free and powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn Gold edition like it will show you how you are personally pro-life support and publication includes a look at all major ACLJ pro-life cases were fighting for the rights of pro-life activist ramifications of Roe V Wade, 40 years later Planned Parenthood's role in the motion and what Obama care means to the pro-life discover the many ways your membership in the ACLJ is empowering the right to question your free copy of mission life today online ACLJ/the American Center for Law and Justice were engaged in critical issues at home and abroad. Whether it's defending religious freedom. Protecting those who face covering corruption in the Washington bureaucracy and fighting to protect life in the courts and in Congress. ACLJ would not be able to do any of this without your support for that. We are grateful. Now there's an opportunity for you to help me way for limited time you can participate in the ACLJ's matching challenge every dollar you donate $10 gift becomes 20 oh $50 gift becomes 100. This is a critical time for the ACLJ the work we simply would not occur without your generous take part in our matching challenge to make a difference in the protecting the constitutional and religious freedoms beautiful gift today online ACLJ Singh this more tomorrow. The broadcast of identity back on but I will talk about this.

These kind of weak indictments.

The cave data gets the Trump organization and the sea FO of the Trump organization.

We were talking about again minor as Apra present trumps in his stately others were not charges that federal government would bring the IRS would not bring, but of course the DA in New York in the Atty. Gen. New Yorker obsessed with anything on trumpet by weight, so the breathing is a company institution, not an individual, not Donald Trump and the CFO but I mean these are minor things like gets out at the nodes in the sub people going to jail.

This is probably small fines on things like that you pay the right amount of taxes on the car that was. I give it to you as a part of your employment or department you used as part of your employment. I think again all of this could be settled by paying whatever tax they think was owed but I'm not even sure there's any tax owed.

I think that there's a real problem with the with the legal issues here I be there type at the whole Trump organization of all the buildings all the projects it caved out to a car and apartment and a school tuition. The car in the apartment I meet was happy if you work your list of the broadcast.

Right now, maybe driving a corporate company car company right now that would travel was common.

There were your corporation may have had corporate apartments all over the country. They say use those if you had to do long-term travel. Instead of using hotels because it is more efficient for the company. That's what they're talking about this case it's absurd. It is the continuation of a witchhunt that even heal after Muller after the patient after all these investigations there's nothing on Trump and the DA and the Atty. Gen. found nothing on Trump and these are not serious indictments, not serious legal challenges, but will get into it more tomorrow if we got time at the bars broadcast because I think it's clear to point that out that this is again continuation of a witchhunt really weak week indictments that I believe the excitement about Billy. Just pay the fine. Think she could be beat in court fees at legal challenges. I do want to go back to the cases, though, because we talk about the freedom of association case. This is very important in Washington. The idea is that we could. We can organize whether we are a small nonprofit or a large one like the ACLJ and that our donors will their anonymity will be protected at ads and it certainly this is another victory for for that line of thinking that when you have a time like this that we live in which is so partisan you valves woke movements in who's right and who's wrong. People be canceled. It's it's this. I can't think of a more important time other than the civil rights movement, which was very important to keep those donors anonymous because if you were given money to the NAACP and you you work to the community where segregation was popular, and you may be you don't lose your job if they could go to those less. That's what they wanted to do is find out who is funding groups to support the civil rights movement. They were living, one of those times right now are people be canceled quickly so I can think of another time where people are donors were listed as broadcast. I can think of this a victory for them because it it continues on that anonymity of organization during its one of the most critical components of our way of government of the constitutional framework that we have set up that we can freely associate that we can petition our government for our for a redress of grievances and we can do it in a way that is anonymous at times and and freely associate together.

You know, Jordan.

Interestingly enough, reading some of the coverage today and a lot of the headline said things like a win for conservatives or win for conservative groups and you know I do think a conservative view of the Constitution one here today, but Jordan, if you look at the groups that filed amicus briefs on this union. We filed other conservative groups filed as well, but so did the ACLU, the NAACP, the human rights fund PETA of the southern Southern poverty Law Center. They all filed amicus briefs in the case and I thought Sen. sass said it very well. He said this wasn't a win for conservatives.

This was a win for every American. Because free speech is for everyone. Jordan, I think there is a divide on the left in Washington DC politicians here. They want to see this kind of freedom to petition the government suppressed but if you look down at the grassroots. If you look at groups on both the right and the left that organizing this way that associate in this way, and then try to make their views heard.

Guess who who agreed everyone on both sides agreed that this was the right ruling for the Supreme Court to make that this is what the Constitution affords and by the way, it's the right that groups on both sides. Jordan is the right to exercise this right at me and say it protects the ACL user protects the ACLJ's and protects the political groups the religious groups it protects religious political groups I and I can't think of a day where it second and more important to have a decision like this, reaffirming that important role of being able to have the anonymous pamphleteer if you will, and he goes back to those days are founding and the Federalist papers and the idea of using a pseudonym and you can't you know you don't not forced to to disclose who was writing that it you can do this on their if you can make donations to nonprofit organizations anonymously.

By the way it this is unique because it falls on the first day of our July matching challenge where you can double the impact your donation to the ACLJ we it's a matching challenge month of July. This is honestly the first days are just getting started with the matching challenge. But if you're in a financial position where you could support the work of the ACLJ, I encourage you make a donation online today@aclj.org and double the impact of your donation so again you all you who are regular listeners understand what we be with these matching challenges. Let me just explain it rare will quick for the radio audience that there may be new to matching challenge if you donate $20 online right now ACLJ.org and that is what you will be charged on your credit card but that will be effectively is like $40 for the ACLJ because we have a group of donors said they will match every donation that comes through in the month of July. The match that donation.

So every donation is matched. That means they are. It's like a double the impact of your donation because they don't match the donation unless you make it. It's got a come through initially. So it's a critical times for torque. The ACLJ. These are very important months for us.

We try to spread it out over the year so that again we were able to get the resources we need to do the work that we do to continue to expand the work that we do a big thank you to everyone out there who's continued to support the work.

The ACLJ because I will tell you and Eddie.

This is important for everybody here and we been able to continue to expand under covert Reagan people like Mike Pompeo and Rick Grenell to join the ACLJT but also expand our scope of our work even with covert would a lot of other organizations were not able to expand our donors have stood with us and and have been extremely generous and I know they will be this month as well. That's the whole idea. We said we subsist and exist and are able to do the things that we do based upon donor contributions. We depend upon our donors.

We depend upon those people see as we see, then, in the case, it was decided by the Supreme Court today that the right to associate with others is chilled.

If you have to disclose that to the government is not any of the government's business who I give my money to who I associate with who I want who I agree with politically, socially, economically and educationally religiously and culturally. That's my business. The government has no right telling me that I want to know who you are and what you do and why you do it that's with the ACLJ stands for.

And that's why we depend so heavily on donor contributions to be able to champion the right absolutely folk second half hours coming up on secular got a brand-new bald bald beagle of video up for other July 4 holiday load my brother to be joyous, talk about that as well as a new addition for a sitting. Now more than ever campaign launching its first documentary short documentary video as well. That's a lot you will talk about the American Center for Law and Justice were engaged in critical issues at home and abroad for limited time you can participate in the ACLJ matching challenge for every dollar you donate, it will be now $10 gift becomes $20, $50 gift becomes 100 you can make a difference in the world who knew protecting the constitutional and religious freedoms most important to you and your family. Give a gift today online ACLJ.live from Washington DC and right into this cipher joyous seven second half hour and if you're just join the broadcasters to make it clear as we jump in two major victories out of the US Supreme Court today the final day. The issue decisions of the court sick. Both were 63 with the conservative majority added a Chief Justice Roberts in both of those 63 so I get a reminder of how the court has shifted currently in that makeup so I case like this, which falls under one of the more partisan lines at the court if you will attend a judicial philosophy it it's it's unique because you see a lot of cases, admin 9072 this time 63 along ideological lines, but very important victories. One is a case we filed, and here's the brief. If you're watching on your watching the broadcast.

Right now this is Americans for prosperity versus that of your Becerra and get this is a case that were California wanted as a state to have nonprofit organizations disclose their donors to the state of California and they be one of the top donors and the Supreme Court said no that chills the freedom of association could chill the freedom of speech, you cannot get this California. This data is going to be the continuation of the anonymity of donors is important, especially at the state level so that there is not retribution.

We California.

Let's be honest is a very liberal state government right now. I would be very concerned as as that's why we file this case that they would miss use this information to target conservative groups and also conservative don't donor's major donors to conservative groups who then may feel like it's better to just get out of supporting these groups, then it is to continue on with the increased scrutiny of a state, and that's why the supreme court said you don't do that that would chill potentially the ability for these groups to do what they their their mission statement is in that they comply with the IRS they comply with the federal rules that would say you don't do that you comply with all those rules but at the same time at rock allows states to start demanding this information so a major victory for groups like the ACLJ. It also protects liberal groups and also protects nerves that are not in politics at all, but your religious organizations, charitable organizations, it protects all of them. The second major victory. This one really ties to that challenge against George's new voting law because there was H a challenge by the DNC against the Arizona to provisions of Arizona's voting while one on ballot harvesting which basically prevents belt harvesting. They allow it only at the level of family members turning in your your absent your ballot you like an absentee ballot or a caregiver. Specifically, but not so were going around harvesting massive amounts of ballots for people. The court said by the way as well.

Filed of the voting rights as act, section 2, I did, did not violate section 2 of the voting rights act to have those limits on who can take you to ballot for someone else. Second part of this was if you vote the wrong precinct that vote can be disregarded and by the way, if you vote the wrong precinct did you notify the wrong precinct that you can figure out where to go that day, like that's election day voting and and you could go in the right precinct to devote their the court said having that that rule where those votes cast the wrong precinct or disregarded is constitutional, it does not violate section 2 of the voting rights act. Why is this case so important that of Arizona because it section 2 of the voting rights act. At this time the by administration St. Georgia is violating even though the Arizona case, the Biden DOJ took this position in Arizona was was of following the rules was not violated the voting rights act. This time around it's George. It is violating the voting rights act now to get it to similar provisions to the Georgia law. There's more provisions of the Georgia law that challenging. This is very recent Supreme Court precedent in a time with the by administration and DOJ is looking not just at Georgia 15 other states of also pass similar laws to George's following the chaos of the 2020 election in the voting process to major victories of the US Supreme Court ACLJ file that one protecting of donor anonymity.

The free exercise of free will to associate.

We write that the American Center for Law and Justice were engaged in critical issues at home and abroad. Whether it's defending religious freedom. Protecting those for their faith. Uncovering corruption in the Washington bureaucracy fighting to protect life in the courts and in Congress ACLJ would not be able to do any of this without your support for that. We are grateful. Now there's an opportunity for you to help me way for limited time you can participate in the ACLJ matching challenge for every dollar you donate $10 gift comes 20 oh $50 gift becomes 100. This is a critical time for the ACLJ the work we simply would not occur without your generous take part in our matching challenge make a difference in the protecting the constitutional and religious freedoms most important to you and your family. You forgive today online ACLJ only one. A society can agree that the most vulnerable invoice is, is there any hope for that culture to survive. And that's exactly what you are saying when you stand with the American Center for Law and Justice, defendant the right to life, we've created a free powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn, called mission life will show you how you are personally publication includes a look at all major ACLJ pro-life cases were fighting for the rights of pro-life activist the ramifications of Roe V Wade, 40 years later Planned Parenthood's role in the abortion industry and what Obama care means to the pro-life side of the many ways your membership in the ACLJ is empowering the right to life question free copy of mission life today online ACLJ/calls it a minute and I do want to talk about a new campaign relaunching at the ACLJ my brother Logan is joining us now to talk about that. It's more than ever.com you talked with the ACLJ more than ever the that that now the ACLJ is needed more than ever and were launching a series of of kind of.many documentaries learned@morethanever.com people could see the first with its opposite episodes of the brain are seriously think it is a TV series. We just launched the Lodge exclusively right now on YouTube.

It's an ad available also@morethanever.com you see a link there as well. In the first with color students need us more than ever goes into not only what were doing right now in terms of education and school choice was on for the last year, but also the historical look at the schedule of the last 30 years and breaks down at all. All you guys are in a great voice as well as by Papaver Grenell of people you know of Odyssey. Some of the other lawyers legal team. It's really a 10 minute or so documentary on how you can get engaged in the fight for education. Again, whether that's the school choice whether it's what we did last year covered it when you talk about you.

We were in the middle of summer's July 1, but I get emails from my kids school that were you 45 days away from starting so there's a lot of schools instilled to have really set out there guidelines what that's gonna look like who still doing Zoom who was fully reopened.

It's good to be an interesting time specifically with the news, developing, so were to be involved in that so that's what we started decided to launch with education just halfway through the summary about 45 days melodic at start school.

This was a good time to come and start that's all of our major topics it and he wrote an excellent series that was a blog series released earlier this year. Article series was taken out like that and developed into its own. I want what's easiest way to say is a Internet exclusive television series and you could buy that again that directly@morethanever.com or if your YouTube subscriber is available there right now these be rolling out every week and I think it's very keen on exterior matching challenge monthly lunch today. July was a very important month for us and resource of the ACLJ when you watch something like it more than ever.com you see just the work that goes into one issue that were able to do on one issue, and if these all develop euros. You could see the words we got so many different issues, but just one issue where we I think represented or assisted at least 1500 families who were dealing with various education problems when COBIT hit we were launching our school choice initiative and then it got even on top of that people were having trouble. I say to do it at home but you know we don't have the Internet speed. We don't have the iPad I don't get afforded at one of the food programming that the childcare that were losing it and we assisted all those different matters of fact we play for people to hide. I know that us for some who watch the broadcast. You may see this in some of the breaks right before our radio audience and put the bigger audience of the just tears disappear to hear the sound but this is a flawed show chariots fully produced a television series produced by our team of this is just a two minute videos web searching series. This is two minutes of it you can take a look and give you little sample of what the first episode like again. You can find it on more than ever.com and take a look at the site. We've been working on school choice and defending it in court for decades. What we learn from their child behind. I was very interested in creating a foundation of education for those folks in the middle income arena as well as kids living in poverty. Kids like myself who perhaps live in the wrong ZIP Code going on performing schools.

I'd love to give parents the tool of choice they were trying to pass kindly broad-based one-size-fits-all approach to education. When you had special needs students that had special needs in the county had the resources to do it. They just worked with, we literally have schoolchildren who were sitting on her near police cars in order to steal the Internet from the police cars so that they could complete their assigned we were able to come alongside families and make sure the school district found a way to give those children educational options during the pandemic. This is administration coming in sync want to shut down charter schools only have public school options and in private schools for those orders which most of their kids go to the ACLJ occupies a very special space. There are lots of other places that do lots of important for America. The ACLJ has taken up a lane which is your replaceable more than ever campaign is all about reminding American now we need the ACLJ more than ever as we come out of this pandemic into the new school years. Once again, to be like for the students.

What you can be like how the schools can operate thinking of all into their old habits and the answer to that is not if we can help. And that's why we really believe that the ACLJ on the education front is needed now more than ever, we have an opportunity here. We have to cease to preview this is this is that these are about to 12 minutes long so it's you nightstick back. Cut out the new commercials review like that it it's really and it's it's it's tradition of the advice of the broadcasting of talks is on that bit better but not everybody's on it right into this very important issue that we not always been the forefront of what we done for 30 years but relapsing the last 12 months how you can really see we got them in the idea for more than ever sparked last year as we knew a lot of people joined us last four years when you had a more friendly administration and they may be concerned going into what what can the ACLJ do when you don't have a friendly ministration or giving you a bit of a history lesson on what it looked like even before this and what it can look like in the future as radio. I mean, I think that this issue of school choice at this is an issue that is gaining momentum nationally instigate a lot of momentum when there were the covert restrictions they want to build on that momentum. So ultimately every American wherever they are. Whatever ZIP Code they live in has has opportunities to send their kids to better schools if if they if they so choose. Regardless of schools or a private school different public school religious school that that they have those choices so that because we know that everything you know your whole life kind of all depends on on that the foundation you have, do not really believe this is a moment in time on this issue. I mean this is been a long term issue for the ACLJ we been advocates of school choice for a long time. Just saw the data made sense that when parents make decisions for their children.

That works out better than when bureaucrats make and we felt that you for a long time, but Jordan that the pandemic made it very real for millions of Americans. All of a sudden, I mean it with you the specific project that were talking about that took place over the pandemic of the way I always phrase it as we were looking for a way to provide real solutions to real problems for real families.

But Jordan, that the underlying issue doesn't go away even when the pandemic moves away there still this date, this choice between giving parents inability to choose where their children get their education or letting a bureaucrat do it and I look, I think Sen. Scott's got a lot of good ideas and and quite frankly, there are Democrats in Washington DC that over the course of the pandemic. They've seen the truth on this door.

Now when it comes to enacting that piece of legislation that will their vote be there. I'm not sure but I do think this pandemic leads us to a moment in time where he got a real opportunity. Having this to me. I think it Harry that the issue at school choice issue in the school choice initiative that we've launched and of course a cut of it was hit first with covert it support just for everybody. Realistically watch this documentary at at more than ever.com.

The amount of reading resources we have available the attorneys be available. We were able to assist us 1500 families from some some small issues they had to some major issues absolutely. I think it's very very important to note that public schools public school teachers unions and many public school teachers have abdicated their responsibility for educating our children and so now more than ever we should provide options to schoolchildren through out the country and so the ACLJ has launched a very important effort to do so to provide options and Touche ensure that options that are already on the books already on the table are now made available to parents and schoolchildren at the end of the day. The problems that we face in terms of public education because long term or could cause long-term consequences and increase income disparity for large segments of the population and I think the ACLJ along with others is doing a fantastic job in terms of moving into that space and trying to narrow the gaps, the economic success gaps the educational gaps that exist with respect to public education in America we come back from that x-ray. First, I will take Roger and Terry cell phone calls, but were also by bald Eagle. There's a new video located at a house of our entitlements channel our kids kids history Channel is also on YouTube as well. You can find bulb Eagle. There during break you to see a segment from its don't think that something happened, you start say puppets talk about Independence Day. There's important reason why we do. Bulb Eagle talk about that as well so that's right so I begin. You can check that out.

What was the best place for people to find bulb Eagle bulb Eagle.com or on YouTube so the kids are not touchy around these holidays. National holidays this with the video's release of this with four Independence Day, July 4 holiday.

So you want to check this out as well. Bulb Eagle that comparable talk about what we come back and take your phone calls as well.

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They were saying that maybe there has been the harm yet to bring the case and I think that was there the minority that there it's important understand there I guess thinking and rationale but but what they are saying is they think they be the same had a bird because it's not like it's being disclosed to the public automatically. But as we know, you give it to the bureaucracy. It is disclosed and they know and they will take advantage of that. On the second case on the voting all right rights case. I think he just is the more liberal view of what the voting rights act means a more expansive viewer they simply want to strike down any kind of of restrictions on and regulations on voting, but you gotta have rules on election day, you have to have rules for election. It's it's II think again is Justice Kagan wrote there just answer your question that this is it big. This was somehow outside Congress didn't pass this so it somehow federal role because the voting rights act means I don't get to with the weeds on it because that the ideas evict a major victory. So I get 6 to 363 at both these cases, and again we can spend time or that the dissent, but they aren't. The dissent that they are not the majority. They are not with the precedent that it sets Terry California online to a Terry are glad about the print court ruling on the disclosure here in California and about Atty. Gen. and demand the recall campaign to disclose and warrant that the hyper acute political waiting. Can you imagine if all of the board of the campaign, their name and contact information out to whomever you imagine with the black woman like you would not be good for a lot of people who donated to that detail where you live in California. What industry working in California because I you may support those recall efforts that may have donated to the organization. It's a behind the you know collecting the signatures getting out the information about the recall, I supported the recall Newsom and then all of a sudden you your job is in jeopardy. You could be threatened and that is why 80 the Supreme Court going back to the civil rights bill is interpreted these requirements to disclose as a burden on our constitutional rights, then it is a burden on your constitutionalize because believe me you will face recriminations is the person that you gave it to his victorious in the election or loser and and sees that you gave to his opponent or her opponent. They would say there's going to be a way that I will get back at you. There's no doubt about it, it would happen this way. But this is such a victory for the freedom of association that I cannot emphasize that enough the freedom to associate with your people who believe in what you believe and to do it privately, not to have the government interfering in it by sticking its nose into the affairs and and I asked myself the question, one that they wanted to know on this schedules in California who you donated to the major donors or what for what you need when you need to know that for what is the constitutional reason you need to know that for what is the administrative reason you need to know that for the answer is there is none is just keeping tabs on us and seeing who we vote for who we donate to.

In this case who we involve ourselves into politically, socially, economically, in my view is that that is not any of the government's business and the Supreme Court has upheld that view today in a resounding opinion that was written that Logan yoga time at these two cases, but able to get back to because we talked about that more than ever.com and the new, new series, we have running. There's people need to check that out. The first, what is on school choice of what we did for school for families or recovered but you've also got a new five video out for that life or for Independence Day on bulb Eagle in the point bulb Eagle. We launched it was to give a sort of alternative educational platform for American history. So with that. We have a lot of fun with it.

We don't want to just give kids or history lessons on tenant songs and sketches accommodate some of those puppets I we have a lot of fun making the but there is a bigger purposes. Reason why it's a project of the ACLJ this is it just something we do for fun on the side. This is an ACLJ project specifically because we think it's important to educate the next generation on American history and and where things come from a government holiday works so we did that last year I started Lasher again during the culminating search. I got kind of time in school choice hold the issue that came up in all the issues came up covered restrictions, terms of a student's so we decide to come up with this project we put out a video every every month or two and put a new one, so this is for Independence Day and you can find it again on bulb Eagle like the dog beagle.com or find it on YouTube as well and it's is a great video. It's a lot of fun with time to play if I let here's here's a quick quick and interrelated member.

This is something watching more fun to see it hold up. I don't have on your TV and I still don't see why we have parties and barbecues just because they signed a piece of 07.

It was so much more than just a piece of paper actually think I can be of assistance, where you my name's cabana. Charlie take care this beach. I love Independence Day have also been known to play a song or two widely reason the fourth line sure I do it because were free.

Let me tell you something. Freedom is worth celebrating the limitless kingdom is not in a short clip of this is hammering out the whole seven minute video that Independence Day freedom should be celebrated. If you give kids an idea of why we celebrate 4 July Independence Day. Not just that we do here is the back story here is why we do it I a fun song. It's easy to remember and sing along with my kids and sing it the last couple weeks has been working on it cool because you got in this video is animated cyan animation interacting together. A very high level. It should be. You heard that you heard it. If you were watch the broadcast. You heard it, but this is really some you want to go and watch and I it's cool to see that were doing this. Even if you don't have young kids you work your grandparents as well. You know, showed it to your grandkids.

Maybe there come over July 4 or for the weekend celebrating to this is something to pull up on your smart TV on the YouTube you to Dog beagle channel and I encourage you to if this is a fun one as well and you can also if you never checked up for see all the other videos that are available at bulb Eagle site YouTube page.

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