Rebuilding the
American Republic®

Southeastern Legal Foundation is a national, nonprofit legal organization dedicated to defending liberty and Rebuilding the American Republic®. Since 1976, SLF has been going to court for the American people when the government overreaches and violates your constitutional rights.

Who We Are



SLF believes that the U.S. Constitution is a complete document, creating limits on government. When the government goes beyond those limits, we hold the government accountable, enforce the Constitution, and Rebuild the American Republic® under the original design laid out by our Founding Fathers.

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Reclaiming Civil Liberties

Americans have a right and duty to safeguard against tyranny and to demand their government respect individual liberty.

SLF protects that right by defending equal protection under the law, confronting government social engineering, and preserving economic freedom.

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Protecting Free Speech

The First Amendment protects both your right to speak and to not speak. It is what sets America apart from the rest of the world. But  in today’s society, our First Amendment rights are under assault as never before. 

SLF stands shoulder to shoulder with Americans in court when their free speech rights are stifled by the government.

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Combating Government Overreach

America’s Founders carefully crafted our Constitution to create a government of limited powers that was governed by the People. Too often, modern government forgets this. And when they do, SLF is there to stop them. 

SLF takes the battle to the courtroom and fights against the government’s unconstitutional quest for power and control over your life.

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Securing Property Rights

The right to own and enjoy your private property is the original fundamental right. Too often, the government tries to take property or regulate its use without paying just compensation.

SLF works to secure and protect this fundamental right so that all Americans can use and enjoy their property. Since 1976, SLF has been leading this fight in the U.S. Supreme Court.

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1A Project

America’s colleges were once a marketplace where students could exchange ideas freely without fear of censorship. Today, too many colleges coerce students into silence.

SLF launched the 1A Project because it believes that thoughts should be shared, because only through discourse can we learn and grow as a society. 

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Our Latest News



Fox News: New Mexico university sued for ‘viewpoint discrimination’ after charging ‘hefty fee’ to conservative group

Fox News: New Mexico university sued for ‘viewpoint discrimination’ after charging ‘hefty fee’ to conservative group

Fox News covers SLF's First Amendment lawsuit on behalf of a student organization and the Leadership Institute challenging unconstitutional security fees imposed by the University of New Mexico over Riley Gaines event.
Watch: SLF Executive Director Kimberly Hermann discusses release of Biden’s private emails on Just the News No Noise

Watch: SLF Executive Director Kimberly Hermann discusses release of Biden’s private emails on Just the News No Noise

SLF joins Just the News No Noise to discuss the National Records and Archives Administration's first production of Joe Biden's private, pseudonymous emails following lawsuit to preserve governmental integrity.
Just the News: Group suing for Biden’s pseudonymic emails asks court to speed up Archives’ work

Just the News: Group suing for Biden’s pseudonymic emails asks court to speed up Archives’ work

Just the News reports on SLF's request that a federal court order NARA to process documents in a reasonable and timely fashion after a nineteen-month delay over FOIA request seeking then-Vice President Biden's pseudonymous emails.

Resources

Your First Amendment Rights

and what to do about them

A guide to civil discourse on today’s college campuses.

Your Child’s Rights

and what to do about them

A parent’s guide to saving America’s public schools.

Current Updates



Southeastern Legal Foundation files suit against University of New Mexico over unconstitutional security fees following Riley Gaines event

Southeastern Legal Foundation files suit against University of New Mexico over unconstitutional security fees following Riley Gaines event

SLF files lawsuit challenging UNM’s discriminatory actions against conservative students and speakers.
Southeastern Legal Foundation urges Eighth Circuit to uphold educators’ First Amendment rights

Southeastern Legal Foundation urges Eighth Circuit to uphold educators’ First Amendment rights

SLF urges the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold educators' freedom of speech following anti-racism training.
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to hear educators’ First Amendment challenge to school district’s anti-racism training

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to hear educators’ First Amendment challenge to school district’s anti-racism training

SLF appears before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to defend the free speech rights of two Missouri educators.

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