Thomas More Law Center

Thomas More Law Center The Thomas More Law Center defends and promotes America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and moral values.
The Thomas More Law Center defends and promotes America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and moral values, including religious freedom, time-honored family values, and the sanctity of human life. It supports a strong national defense and an independent and sovereign United States of America. The Law Center accomplishes its mission through litigation, education, and related activities. The Law Center does not charge for its services, and is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. The Law Center is recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c)(3) organization.

The Law Center's purpose is to be the sword and shield for people of faith, providing legal representation without charge. We achieve this goal principally through litigation, seeking out significant cases consistent with our mission. The Law Center also defends and promotes faith and family through media and educational efforts. Above all, the lawyers of the Thomas More Center seek to meet the highest moral and ethical standards of our Christian faith and our legal profession. Our ministry was inspired by the recognition that the issues of the Culture War being waged across America are not being decided by our elected representatives, but by unelected judges holding life-time appointments who often rule according to their political ideology rather than existing law. Moreover, their court decisions, largely insulated from the democratic process, have been inordinately influenced by legal advocacy groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) which seek to systematically subvert the religious and moral foundations of our nation. The Thomas More Law Center, therefore, is the Christian response to the ACLU.

Mission: Our purpose is to be the sword and shield for people of faith, providing legal representation without charge to defend and protect Christians and other patriotic Americans and their religious beliefs in the public square.

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FROM THE PRESIDENT'S BLOG: Ever since 9/11, the Thomas More Law Center has been fighting against the internal threat to ...
09/11/2020

FROM THE PRESIDENT'S BLOG: Ever since 9/11, the Thomas More Law Center has been fighting against the internal threat to our country posed by radical Islam. And we will continue to do so.
Click here to read the rest of the blog on this 19th anniversary: https://bit.ly/3mbSFg9
#September11 #neverforget

"Freedom is never free. The price for our freedoms was paid for by the men and women we honor this Memorial Day. So, I e...
05/23/2020
THEIR LAST FULL MEASURE OF DEVOTION - Thomas More Law Center

"Freedom is never free. The price for our freedoms was paid for by the men and women we honor this Memorial Day. So, I encourage you and your family on this Memorial Day to take a moment to prayerfully remember those who made that ultimate sacrifice. "

Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen heroes throughout our nation’s history “who gave the last full measure of devotion” so that we can live free. So this Memorial Day, May 25, 2020—when Americans throughout our country are told by state governments that they are not free to travel,...

Take a listen to our President and Chief Counsel Richard Thompson on the Faith on Trial Radio Show on Iowa Catholic Radi...
05/08/2020
Faith On Trial - Richard Thompson_Mat Staver - 5/7/2020

Take a listen to our President and Chief Counsel Richard Thompson on the Faith on Trial Radio Show on Iowa Catholic Radio yesterday discussing our latest cases. His interview starts at the 9:30 mark.

Iowa Catholic Radio is dedicated to providing the best in Catholic teaching, news, and inspiration. Listen on 1150 AM, 88.5 and 94.5 FM, or on our website!

It's National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day! TMLC is proud to once again be a co-sponsor of this special day in the pro-life move...
05/08/2020
Thomas More Law Center Proud To Be Co-Sponsor Of National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day - Thomas More Law Center

It's National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day! TMLC is proud to once again be a co-sponsor of this special day in the pro-life movement. #NPLTD20

ANN ARBOR, MI – The Thomas More Law Center (“TMLC”), a national nonprofit public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is honored once again to partner as a co-sponsor in National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day today, Friday, May 8. Hosted by the Culture of Life Studies Program and Life Defend...

Today is the National Day of Prayer. 🙏"Fasting and prayer are religious exercises; the enjoining them an act of discipli...
05/07/2020
National Observance

Today is the National Day of Prayer. 🙏
"Fasting and prayer are religious exercises; the enjoining them an act of discipline. Every religious society has a right to determine for itself the time for these exercises, and the objects proper for them, according to their own particular tenets; and right can never be safer than in their hands, where the Constitution has deposited it."
—Thomas Jefferson, 1808

The mission of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture.

🎙TUNE IN: Be sure to  to Iowa Catholic Radio tomorrow, Thursday, May 7 at 11amEST/10amCST to listen to our President and...
05/06/2020
Faith On Trial | Iowa Catholic Radio

🎙TUNE IN: Be sure to to Iowa Catholic Radio tomorrow, Thursday, May 7 at 11amEST/10amCST to listen to our President and Chief Counsel, Richard Thompson, discuss our various cases with Deacon Mike Manno on the Faith on Trial radio show. 👨‍⚖️

"She was there, walking on the sidewalk, and she was there representing small businesses that had been destroyed or [own...
05/01/2020
'Kangaroo court' trying to bounce conservative city official

"She was there, walking on the sidewalk, and she was there representing small businesses that had been destroyed or [owners who] were losing their businesses because of these draconian measures implemented by Governor Whitmer," the attorney explains.

A city commissioner in Michigan has filed a federal lawsuit after being censured this week for attending an April 15 protest against Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer's executive order locking down the state.

🎙Tune in to Teresa Tomeo on Catholic Connection - Ave Maria Radio - at 8:15AM tomorrow (Friday) morning to hear from TML...
04/30/2020
Ave Maria Radio

🎙Tune in to Teresa Tomeo on Catholic Connection - Ave Maria Radio - at 8:15AM tomorrow (Friday) morning to hear from TMLC's President and Chief Counsel Richard Thompson: https://avemariaradio.net/

We’ve postponed our Spring membership drive because now is the best time to teach the faith, encourage the anxious, exhort the weary and preach good news without interruption. Our financial need, however, remains as urgent as ever. Please hit the Donate button and contribute as generously as the L...

Watch a brief clip of this story from WXYZ ABC Detroit below:
04/29/2020
Royal Oak city commissioners vote in favor of censuring Kimberly Gibbs

Watch a brief clip of this story from WXYZ ABC Detroit below:

The City of Royal Oak commissioners have voted in favor of censuring one of their own – commissioner Kimberly Gibbs after she was spotted protesting the stay-at-home order at the state capitol building earlier in April.

"Commissioner Gibbs is being punished for participating in the grand design of American democracy. Neither the Governor ...
04/28/2020
This Michigan City Leader Faces Punishment for Protesting Whitmer's Coronavirus Restrictions

"Commissioner Gibbs is being punished for participating in the grand design of American democracy. Neither the Governor nor the Royal Oak City Commission can suspend the United States Constitution," Thompson said in a statement. Americans have a right to protest, and TMLC will defend Gibbs' exercise of this core freedom."

Royal Oak City Commissioner Kim Gibbs faces public censure for deciding to protest Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's coronavirus restrictions. The Thomas More Law Center will sue the city Commission if it violates her First Amendment rights.

BREAKING: Thomas More Law Center To Represent Conservative Royal Oak Commissioner In Unconstitutional Effort By City To ...
04/27/2020
Thomas More Law Center To Represent Conservative Royal Oak Commissioner In Unconstitutional Effort By City To Oust Her For Attendance At Lansing Mass Protest - Thomas More Law Center

BREAKING: Thomas More Law Center To Represent Conservative Royal Oak Commissioner In Unconstitutional Effort By City To Oust Her For Attendance At Lansing Mass Protest

ANN ARBOR, MI –The Thomas More Law Center (“TMLC”), a national nonprofit public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced today that it is representing Royal Oak City Commissioner, Kim Gibbs. Commissioner Gibbs is the target of the majority-liberal block of the City Commission,...

Eagle Forum, a national organization with 80,000 members and founded by Phyllis Schlafly, filed an amicus brief Tuesday ...
04/24/2020
Eagle Forum Asks Supreme Court to Consider Tennessee Refugee Resettlement Lawsuit - Tennessee Star

Eagle Forum, a national organization with 80,000 members and founded by Phyllis Schlafly, filed an amicus brief Tuesday in support of the Thomas More Law Center’s effort to get the high court to review the case.

A prominent conservative organization has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a case involving Tennessee’s participation in the federal refugee resettlement program.

The Eagle Forum, a national conservative organization with 80,000 members founded by the late legendary Phyllis Schlafly...
04/22/2020
Eagle Forum Files Brief Supporting Thomas More Law Center’s ‘Federalism Challenge’ to Tennessee Refugee Resettlement Program - Thomas More Law Center

The Eagle Forum, a national conservative organization with 80,000 members founded by the late legendary Phyllis Schlafly in 1972, has significantly impacted public policy at both state and national levels. The Tennessee chapter headed by Mrs. Bobbie Patray was the first state chapter to question the power of the federal government to coerce state legislators to use state revenues to fund the federal refugee resettlement program.

“Because of the significance of this issue, I’m grateful that the Eagle Forum and its Tennessee chapter were able to assist our efforts to obtain Supreme Court review," said Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of TMLC.

Eagle Forum Files Brief Supporting TMLC's 'Federalism Challenge' to Tennessee Refugee Resettlement Program

Richard Thompson, TMLC’s President and Chief Counsel, commented: “Justice Scalia considered the principles of federalism...
04/21/2020
Eagle Forum Files Brief Supporting Thomas More Law Center’s ‘Federalism Challenge’ to Tennessee Refugee Resettlement Program - Thomas More Law Center

Richard Thompson, TMLC’s President and Chief Counsel, commented: “Justice Scalia considered the principles of federalism, the same principles that undergird our challenge to the federal refugee resettlement program, more important to the American democracy than the Bill of Rights.

Considering the continued controversy between the Nation’s governors and the President over the best way to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, a grant of certiorari would present the Supreme Court with an opportunity to calm the waters over their conflicting claims of power by expounding on Federalism 101.”

Click below to read our entire press release:

Eagle Forum Files Brief Supporting TMLC's 'Federalism Challenge' to Tennessee Refugee Resettlement Program

NEWS ALERT:Eagle Forum Files Brief Supporting Thomas More Law Center’s ‘Federalism Challenge’ to Tennessee Refugee Reset...
04/21/2020

NEWS ALERT:

Eagle Forum Files Brief Supporting Thomas More Law Center’s ‘Federalism Challenge’ to Tennessee Refugee Resettlement Program
https://bit.ly/3arCpR4

"The Supreme Court now has a chance to shed light on the proper role of the states relative to the federal government—wh...
04/01/2020
Will the Supreme Court Hear the Ultimate States Rights Case? – Refugee Resettlement Watch

"The Supreme Court now has a chance to shed light on the proper role of the states relative to the federal government—which is the bedrock constitutional principle of federalism."

Will the Supreme Court Hear the Ultimate States Rights Case? 03/31/2020 ~ Ann Corcoran I know it’s a little hard to believe that there are other things going on in America besides the virus crisis, but here is important news I should have mentioned sooner. The Thomas Moore Law Center has filed a p...

With all the current talk about state sovereignty, take a look at our latest press release regarding our petition to the...
03/31/2020
Thomas More Law Center Petitions U.S. Supreme Court to Review Tennessee’s Challenge to Federal Refugee Resettlement Program - Thomas More Law Center

With all the current talk about state sovereignty, take a look at our latest press release regarding our petition to the SCOTUS to challenge the Federal Refugee Resettlement program:

ANN ARBOR, MI – In what could have far reaching implications for all states seeking to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program, the Thomas More Law Center (“TMLC”) collaborating with attorney John Bursch, filed a certiorari petition Monday, March 16 in the U.S. Supreme Court. Th...

In what could have far reaching implications for ALL states seeking to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement pr...
03/23/2020
Thomas More Law Center Petitions U.S. Supreme Court to Review Tennessee’s Challenge to Federal Refugee Resettlement Program - Thomas More Law Center

In what could have far reaching implications for ALL states seeking to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program, we collaborated with attorney John Bursch and filed a certiorari petition Monday, March 16 in the U.S. Supreme Court. The petition asks the Court to hold that the Tennessee General Assembly has standing to challenge the constitutionality of the federal government’s forced state funding of the federal refugee resettlement program.

Read more about here:​
http://bit.ly/2UjwabU

ANN ARBOR, MI – In what could have far reaching implications for all states seeking to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program, the Thomas More Law Center (“TMLC”) collaborating with attorney John Bursch, filed a certiorari petition Monday, March 16 in the U.S. Supreme Court. Th...

Thanks to the Associated Press and Washington Times for carrying our release: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/...
03/19/2020
Thomas More Law Center Petitions U.S. Supreme Court to Review Tennessee’s Challenge to Federal Refugee Resettlement Program - Thomas More Law Center

Thanks to the Associated Press and Washington Times for carrying our release: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/19/tennessee-lawmakers-appeal-refugee-lawsuit-to-supr/

Read all the details on our website here:
http://bit.ly/2UjwabU

ANN ARBOR, MI – In what could have far reaching implications for all states seeking to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program, the Thomas More Law Center (“TMLC”) collaborating with attorney John Bursch, filed a certiorari petition Monday, March 16 in the U.S. Supreme Court. Th...

ICYMI - Our latest press release on the Tennessee Refugee Resettlement Challenge:
03/19/2020
Thomas More Law Center Petitions U.S. Supreme Court to Review Tennessee’s Challenge to Federal Refugee Resettlement Program - Thomas More Law Center

ICYMI - Our latest press release on the Tennessee Refugee Resettlement Challenge:

ANN ARBOR, MI – In what could have far reaching implications for all states seeking to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program, the Thomas More Law Center (“TMLC”) collaborating with attorney John Bursch, filed a certiorari petition Monday, March 16 in the U.S. Supreme Court. Th...

NEWS RELEASE - Thomas More Law Center Petitions U.S. Supreme Court to Review Tennessee’s Challenge to Federal Refugee Re...
03/18/2020
Thomas More Law Center Petitions U.S. Supreme Court to Review Tennessee’s Challenge to Federal Refugee Resettlement Program - Thomas More Law Center

NEWS RELEASE - Thomas More Law Center Petitions U.S. Supreme Court to Review Tennessee’s Challenge to Federal Refugee Resettlement Program

Read all about it here: http://bit.ly/2UjwabU

ANN ARBOR, MI – In what could have far reaching implications for all states seeking to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program, the Thomas More Law Center (“TMLC”) collaborating with attorney John Bursch, filed a certiorari petition Monday, March 16 in the U.S. Supreme Court. Th...

Flashback Friday to our press release of the Supreme Court refusing to hear our petition of schools promoting Islam whil...
02/14/2020
U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Resolve Public Schools’ Double Standard in Promoting Islam while Disparaging Christianity - Thomas More Law Center

Flashback Friday to our press release of the Supreme Court refusing to hear our petition of schools promoting Islam while disparaging Christianity.

“Although the Supreme Court passed up an opportunity to provide clearer constitutional guidance on this important issue, there will be other chances as this issue isn’t going away anytime soon."
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ANN ARBOR, MI—The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to review the case of Caleigh Wood, a Christian eleventh-grade public high school student in Maryland who, despite threats of receiving a failing grade, refused to deny her faith by making a written profession of the Muslim conversion prayer know...

"This lawsuit is about the right of the people to know what their public officials are doing. We believe that Attorney G...
02/10/2020

"This lawsuit is about the right of the people to know what their public officials are doing. We believe that Attorney General Dana Nessel targeted Church Militant/St. Michael’s Media because of its stance on traditional marriage...”
Read the rest here: http://bit.ly/2NxCSZe

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02/04/2020

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"Concerned that A.G. Nessel is continuing to weaponize the attorney general’s office to suppress religious beliefs in tr...
01/29/2020
Michigan attorney general using secretive ‘hate crime unit’ to harass pro-marriage group

"Concerned that A.G. Nessel is continuing to weaponize the attorney general’s office to suppress religious beliefs in traditional marriage by threats of investigation and prosecution, the Thomas More Law Center, a national nonprofit public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, filed a request for records under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)."

Damning evidence exists of Attorney General Dana Nessels hostility toward traditional marriage.

01/21/2020
Church Militant/St. Michael’s Media

Please watch this video from Church Militant/St. Michael’s Media discussing our recent press release and the lawsuit against AG Nessel. For more details, see our press release here: http://bit.ly/2NxCSZe

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Saint Thomas More Described as "A Man for All Seasons," Thomas More, Lord Chancellor of England in the 16th Century, is one of history's most admired figures. An outstanding lawyer, author, judge and diplomat, he rose to the highest office in England, next to the King. Yet, he chose death rather than betray his conscience. Moments before he was beheaded for his faith, he humbly described himself as "the King's good servant, but God's first."

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Renowned as a national nonprofit public interest law firm, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The mission of the Thomas More Law Center is to: Preserve America’s Judeo-Christian heritage; Defend the religious freedom of Christians; Restore time-honored moral and family values; Protect the sanctity of human life; Promote a strong national defense and a free and sovereign United States of America. The Law Center accomplishes its mission through litigation, education, and related activities. The Law Center does not charge for its legal services, and relies on tax-deductible donations from concerned patriotic Americans and charitable foundations.

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