Bloomberg Law
Oct. 5, 2016, 6:53 PM

Social Conservatives’ Legal Juggernaut

Patrick Gregory
Patrick Gregory

Alan Sears has been on the front lines for some of the most polarizing legal issues of our time, including same-sex marriage and bathroom access for transgender individuals.

Alliance Defending Freedom, the organization he leads, has had remarkable success promoting religious freedom, with 49 victories at the high court in various roles.

ADF is “a big player” that has “made a real difference” by “its sheer size and persistence,” Douglas Laycock, a professor at the University of Virginia law school, Charlottesville, Va., who has written extensively about religious liberty law, told Bloomberg BNA Oct. 5.

Sears, ADF’s president, chief ...