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The Department of Justice announced the arrest of Alexander Scott Mercurio, 18, after he allegedly plotted to kill Christians and burn down churches in his town to further the mission of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Idaho teen arrested for plot to attack churches, kill Christians for ISIS

Apr 9, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The teenager landed on the FBI’s radar when he tried to provide financial support to foreign terrorist organizations, including ISIS,... Read more


DOJ signals that U.S. prisons must adopt transgender policies for prisoners

Mar 13, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Department of Justice said the Utah Department of Corrections had violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more

Pro-life activists are facing federal charges for protesting abortion at the Carafem Health Center Clinic in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Six pro-lifers face FACE Act charges in Tennessee, could see 11 years in jail

Jan 26, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

The activists were videotaped walking into an abortion clinic and blocking access to the door by sitting in front of... Read more


Biden DOJ sued for allegedly hiding info on attacks of churches, pro-life groups

Mar 22, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

A coalition of conservative organizations is taking legal action to obtain documents from the Department of Justice related to a... Read more

An FBI agent stands outside the Houck residence in Kintnersville, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 23, 2022. Mark Houck was arrested that day and charged with assaulting a Planned Parenthood escort outside an Philadelphia abortion clinic on Oct. 13, 2021.

Investigation into FBI, fed agencies’ targeting of Christians and pro-lifers to begin next week

Feb 4, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

A primary focus of the investigation will be the Biden administration’s targeting of pro-lifers through the Freedom of Access to... Read more

Mark and Ryan-Marie Houck with their seven children, ages 2 to 13.

Legislators raise concerns about FBI raid at pro-life family’s home

Sep 27, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Twenty-two members of Congress are demanding an explanation from the Department of Justice after the arrest of a Catholic pro-life... Read more

Lauren Handy and Terrisa Bukovinac outside the medical examiner’s office in Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022.

DC aborted baby remains: 69 lawmakers demand action from DOJ, FBI 

Apr 8, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Nearly 70 lawmakers on Friday called on the Justice Department and the FBI to investigate whether a local abortionist violated... Read more

Removal of the remains of statues destroyed at the grotto of Nativity parish in Burke, Va., Jan. 25, 2022.

Justice Department must take church vandalism seriously, Catholic group says

Feb 8, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

A Catholic organization says the Department of Justice is not doing enough to combat the recent incidents of vandalism at... Read more

‘An assault on those who are pro-life’: Legal group responds to DOJ dropping conscience complaint

Aug 5, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A conservative legal group this week criticized the Justice Department for dropping its conscience rights lawsuit against a Vermont hospital... Read more

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DOJ clarifies religious groups' equal access to government grants

Jul 28, 2020

Religious groups must have equal access to public grant programs, the Justice Department announced in new guidance issued on Monday.  Read more

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Churches have the same rights as protests, DOJ tells Maryland county

Jun 12, 2020

The Justice Department praised Montgomery County Council Wednesday for protecting the First Amendment rights of protestors and said it now... Read more

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DOJ files statement of interest in church suit against Virginia governor

May 4, 2020

The Justice Department (DOJ) is backing a small community church suing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, arguing that the state cannot single... Read more

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Justice department backs Mississippi church over drive-in services

Apr 15, 2020

The Justice Department is supporting a Mississippi church after local authorities fined attendees at a drive-in service during the coronavirus... Read more

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Justice Department to act on unfair religious restrictions during coronavirus

Apr 14, 2020

The Justice Department (DOJ) has promised to act on any abuses against religious freedom after some state and local governments sought... Read more

High school girls racing.

DOJ: Sex discrimination laws don't cover transgender athletes

Mar 26, 2020

The Department of Justice said Tuesday that biological males who identify as women should not be classified as girls when... Read more

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Sen. Sasse calls for Justice Department to investigate PornHub

Mar 10, 2020

Senator Ben Sasse called on the Attorney General to investigate the website Pornhub on Monday. The senator said the site had promoted videos... Read more

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Justice Department highlights state-level religious freedom violations

Mar 9, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The Department of Justice is targeting state and local government violations of religious freedom, a senior DOJ official told reporters on... Read more

Photographer holding camera against newlywed couple.

Justice Department weighs in on Kentucky religious freedom case

Feb 28, 2020

Chelsey Nelson, a photographer with her own business, sued the city of Louisville over an ordinance she says would compel... Read more

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DOJ files brief in support of Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban

Jan 22, 2020

The Department of Justice is officially supporting Ohio’s Down syndrome abortion ban before a federal circuit court.  Read more

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EWTN wins lawsuit over HHS contraception mandate

Nov 30, 2018

By Ed Condon

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th circuit issued an order Thursday vacating a 2014 District Court decision against the... Read more