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U.S. Senate Votes To Confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh To The U.S. Supreme Court

By Albany Update | Oct 6, 2018

Albany, NY—Earlier today, the United States Senate voted on President Donald Trump’s nomination of D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. By a 50-48 margin, the Senate voted to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.  Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the…

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Makes Abortion Expansion Vow

By Albany Update | Oct 5, 2018

Earlier today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed that if the Democratic Party takes control of the New York State Senate on Election Day, the Senate will pass the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) within the first 30 days of next year’s legislative session. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the…

Judge Brett Kavanaugh Nominated to U.S. Supreme Court

By Albany Update | Jul 9, 2018

Albany, NY—President Donald J. Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. A graduate of Yale Law School, Judge Kavanaugh worked in private practice, served in the…

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Crisis Pregnancy Centers

By Albany Update | Jun 26, 2018

Earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States released its decision in the matter of NIFLA v. Becerra. In this case, pro-life pregnancy centers challenged a California law (the so-called FACT Act) that would require licensed pregnancy centers to provide information about the availability of abortion, including a phone number where abortion referrals could…

Supreme Court Rules: Religious Hostility Has No Place In A Pluralistic Society

By Albany Update | Jun 4, 2018

On June 4, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States released its decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The Court found in favor of Christian baker Jack Phillips, who had been accused of unlawful discrimination for declining to design and create a cake for a same-sex “wedding.” Rev. Jason J. McGuire,…

Cuomo’s Divisive Social Agenda Fails In Finalized State Budget

By Albany Update | Apr 3, 2018

On Friday evening and Saturday morning, the New York State Legislature completed the passage of the 2019 New York State Budget. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks: “New York voters concerned about the protection of human life and religious liberty will be relieved to hear…

Roe: An Anniversary Not Worth Celebrating

By Albany Update | Jan 22, 2018

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States released its infamous decision in Roe v. Wade, holding that a fundamental right to privacy guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution included a right to abortion. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following…

Rest In Peace, J.J. Hanson

By Albany Update | Dec 30, 2017

Albany, NY – J.J. Hanson, President of Patients’ Rights Action Fund and advocate for the terminally ill, passed away on December 30, 2017. Many friends of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms will remember J.J., as we were privileged to host him as a speaker at our 2016 Legislative Day in Albany. A Marine Corps veteran, husband,…

New York City Council Recklessly Passes Counselor Coercion Legislation

By Albany Update | Nov 30, 2017

New York, NY—Earlier today, the New York City Council passed Int. 1650A-2017, which would bar anyone from receiving fees for assisting an adult or a minor in efforts to change their sexual orientation. Originally introduced in June, the bill was rushed through a committee vote, amended, and brought to the City Council floor within the…

House Passes Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

By Albany Update | Oct 4, 2017

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted, 237-189, to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (PCUCPA) (H.R.36-Franks). The PCUCPA would ban abortions after 20 weeks’ gestation except in cases of rape, incest, or endangerment to the life of the mother; the bill previously passed the House of Representatives in 2013 and 2015. Members of New…

New York Court of Appeals Rejects Assisted Suicide

By Albany Update | Sep 7, 2017

Today, the New York Court of Appeals released its decision in the case of Myers v. Schneiderman. In this case, the plaintiffs sought to establish a “right” to physician-assisted suicide under the Constitution of the State of New York. In a 5-0 decision, the Court of Appeals has rejected the plaintiffs’ claims and has affirmed…

NYCF Applauds Trump’s Rollback Of Reckless Transgender Military Policy

By Albany Update | Jul 26, 2017

Today, President Donald Trump announced that he would rescind the Obama-era policy of allowing military servicemembers to identify as “transgender,” dress as members of the opposite sex, and use opposite-sex facilities. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks: “President Trump’s announcement is a victory for common…

Court Of Appeals To Hear Assisted Suicide Arguments

By Albany Update | May 30, 2017

Albany, NY – On May 30, 2017, the New York Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case of Myers v. Schneiderman. In this case, the plaintiffs argue that the state’s ban on assisted suicide violates the New York State Constitution. Stephen P. Hayford, Esq., New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, has the following…

President Donald Trump Issues Executive Order on Religious Liberty

By Albany Update | May 4, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, President Donald Trump signed an executive order declaring that it is the policy of his administration to vigorously protect religious liberty. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks: “President Donald Trump’s executive order on religious liberty is an important step in the…

Andrew Cuomo Is New York’s Governor, Not Its King

By Albany Update | Apr 19, 2017

Albany, NY – Today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the latest salvo in his longstanding regulatory onslaught upon the People of the State of New York. This latest regulatory attack forces health insurers—in the name of “nondiscrimination”—to cover assisted reproductive technology (ART) for persons who wish to become pregnant without engaging in heterosexual intercourse. Rev. Jason…

NYCF Congratulates Neil Gorsuch On His Confirmation

By Albany Update | Apr 7, 2017

Today, the United States Senate voted, 54-45, to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch as the newest Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks: “New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms congratulates Judge Neil Gorsuch on his confirmation to the Supreme…