What a win (or loss) in Chike’s case could mean for you
Like all issues before the United States Supreme Court, Chike Uzuegbunam’s case will have a significant impact nationwide.
When the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Chike’s case on January 12, it will decide whether government officials can get a free pass when they violate someone’s constitutional rights—or if they can be held accountable.
As a Georgia Gwinnett College student, college officials stopped Chike twice when he was publicly sharing his faith with fellow students on campus.
But government officials—such as college administrators and campus police—have no business silencing a student’s speech. College campuses are free speech zones.
That’s why Chike, with the help of Alliance Defending Freedom, filed a lawsuit against Georgia Gwinnett College. But after initially defending its actions, the college adjusted its unconstitutional policies, and by the time the court ruled, Chike had graduated. Because of this, two courts dismissed the case, implying that what happened to Chike did not matter.
There’s just one big problem: college officials never faced any consequences for violating Chike’s constitutional rights. So, in order to get Chike the justice he deserves and to make sure that government officials are accountable when they violate our freedoms, ADF asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case.
But don’t let the fact that this case centers around a college campus fool you. How the high court rules could impact us all—regardless of when, where, or whether you are in college.
Here’s what a win (or loss) in Chike’s case could mean for you.
John, your help is critical as ADF General Counsel Kristen Waggoner prepares to provide the best possible legal defense for Chike’s freedom—and yours—on January 12.
With exactly one week to go until oral arguments, will you give a tax-deductible gift to help support these final days of preparation?
Alliance Defending Freedom is able to defend Chike and our other clients free of charge because of your financial gifts. Thanks be to God (John 15:5), people like you continue to provide the resources to take on these important cases and protect our God-given freedoms.
Because of the generosity of people like you, ADF has become one of the most successful U.S. Supreme Court advocates, having won 11 cases at the high court since 2011.
We can’t thank you enough for your prayers and support. Your tax-deductible gift of $20, $50, $100, or more will be added to a $70,000 challenge grant to help ensure that anyone who is willing to stand for faith and freedom never has to stand alone.