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Jay Sekulow is Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which was founded by CBN founder Pat Robertson to defend constitutional and religious rights and is one of the nation’s most prestigious law firms. Jay Sekulow has presented oral arguments before the Supreme Court of the United States on 12 occasions and has won many significant victories protecting constitutional freedoms. Jay Sekulow is a respected broadcaster, a champion for life and liberty, and a formidable opponent of religious persecution as well as the militant Islamic movement.
Jay Sekulow is a frequent guest on the 700 Club, relied on for his experience in Constitutional law and his unique insight into the most pressing legal and political matters of our day. Jay Sekulow is also regularly interviewed by CBN News about the critical work of the ACLJ in defense of life and liberty.
Jay Sekulow is the host of Jay Sekulow Live!, the daily radio outreach of the ACLJ. Through Jay Sekulow Live!, Jay Sekulow keeps his listeners informed about critical challenges to liberty across the nation and provides them an opportunity to take a stand with the ACLJ in defense of faith and freedom, garnering hundreds of thousands of signature for various important causes through the ACLJ’s petitions and committees. Jay Sekulow also provides up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the critical issues facing our nation and the legal cases and legislative projects being worked on by the ACLJ. Jay Sekulow Live! is heard each weekday at noon eastern on more than 850 radio stations nationwide, on SIRIUS and XM satellite radio Family Talk Channel 131, and live-streaming at www.ACLJ.org. Jay Sekulow is also the host of ACLJ This week, the ACLJ’s weekly television program aired on a number of networks nationwide.
As a Supreme Court advocate, Jay Sekulow is widely recognized as one of the leading defenders of life and religious liberties in America. Jay Sekulow has won multiple landmark religious liberties cases at the Supreme Court. In Jews for Jesus, Jay Sekulow succeeded in protecting the free speech rights of religious groups to distribute tracks at airports. In Mergens, Jay Sekulow defended the free speech rights of public school students to form Bible clubs and prayer groups on school campuses. In Lamb’s Chapel, Jay Sekulow paved the way for churches to be allowed equal access to use public facilities for religious purposes.
Jay Sekulow has not only been a leading advocate for religious liberties at the Supreme Court, he has also been a staunch defender of the rights of the unborn. In the Bray and Operation Rescue cases, Jay Sekulow achieved landmark victories for the free speech rights of pro-life advocates to be free from criminal prosecution for communicating their pro-life message. Jay Sekulow also submitted a critical amicus brief in the partial birth abortion case – a case in which the Supreme Court upheld the national ban on partial-birth abortions.
Jay Sekulow achieved a unanimous decision for the free speech rights of young people in McConnell v. FEC when the Supreme Court held that minors have the right to engage in political speech by making campaign contributions. Jay Sekulow has also been involved in several key Ten Commandments cases at the Supreme Court, most recently obtaining a unanimous victory in Pleasant Grove for the right of governments to display Ten Commandments monuments in parks.
Jay Sekulow’s nearly quarter century of successful Supreme Court advocacy, has led to accolades from many of the nation’s preeminent publications. Jay Sekulow was named by TIME Magazine as one of the "25 Most Influential Evangelicals" in America, recognizing Jay Sekulow and the ACLJ as a “powerful counterweight” to the ACLU. Legal Times recognized Jay Sekulow as one of "The 90 Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Last 30 Years," for "fighting to expand liberties and protect civil rights." Jay Sekulow was inducted into the “Townhall of Fame” by Townhall Magazine, which stated that he is "one of the top lawyers for religious freedom in the United States." The American Lawyer named Jay Sekulow to its prestigious “Public Sector 45,” a listing of "45 young lawyers outside the private sector whose vision and commitment are changing lives." Jay Sekulow has been named to The National Law Journal’s list of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers" in the United States on two separate occasions.
Jay Sekulow’s passion for defending religious liberty has led him to expand the ACLJ’s operations and open new offices around the world. Jay Sekulow believes that religious freedom is an inalienable, God-given right for all people of the world. Jay Sekulow founded the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) in Strasbourg, France and the Slavic Centre for Law and Justice (SCLJ) in Russia to further this goal. Jay Sekulow also opened affiliated offices in Israel, Pakistan, Kenya, and Zimbabwe.
In additional to international religious freedom, Jay Sekulow is also fully engaged in protecting our national security. Jay Sekulow believes that America’s national security is inextricably tied to the security of Israel. As such, Jay Sekulow appeared before the International Criminal Court at the Hague to advocate for Israel’s national security interests. The Deputy Foreign Minster of Israel has said, "Jay Sekulow is a true friend of Israel who has fought with us hand-in-hand in some of Israel’s most strategic, international battles."
Jay Sekulow is also a Distinguished Professor of Law at Regent University School of Law where he teaches courses on constitutional law and Supreme Court history. Jay Sekulow’s passion for training up the next generation of religious liberties advocates is evidenced by his commitment to providing Regent University students the best possible legal education: establishing student programs at the ACLJ’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. and internationally in Strasbourg, France, Israel, and Handong University in South Korea.
Jay Sekulow is a graduate of Mercer University, earning both a bachelor’s degree and a doctor of jurisprudence. In addition to graduating cum laude, Jay Sekulow also served on the editorial staff of the Mercer Law Review. Jay Sekulow later earned a Ph.D. from Regent University with a dissertation in American legal history.
Jay Sekulow is a member of the Board of Trustees for The Supreme Court Historical Society.