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Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed a friend-of-the-court brief Wednesday defending Wisconsin’s marriage laws. ADF is helping to defend against a lawsuit filed last year by a man seeking to end enforcement of the state’s marriage amendment.
Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan crafted insufficient, unfair and biased ballot summary language that has resulted in yet another delay in the battle over whether a proposed constitutional amendment on preventing human cloning will go before the voters in 2008 . . .
hile it’s laudable that the nation’s top court would take up the matter, it’s beyond outrageous that what Hollywood really wants — and, in a cowardly way, is refusing to declare publicly — is the “right” to bombard your living room, and your children, with obscenities.
The Foundation argued in the case, Oliver v. Quarterman, that a jury’s use of the Bible is a natural occurrence since a jury has historically reflected the diversity of the community from which it is drawn, including members who consider the Bible an integral part of their faith and morality.
Lincoln Park’s attorney and city manager have come under fire for signing off on a deal with an adult-entertainment venue that will allow it to open without several stipulations the council had wanted . . .
It would prohibit sexually oriented businesses from being open between midnight and 6 a.m. and ban serving alcoholic beverages. Nude or semi-nude dancers would have to remain at least six feet from patrons.
Sanders said he received a notice informing him that Erotic City, and other local adult entertainment businesses, have jointly filed a lawsuit against Jackson County alleging their Constitutional Rights to free speech have been violated by the county’s new ordinance to regulate adult entertainment businesses in unincorporated parts of the county . . .
“Underlying all of this is the confusion and mistrust engendered by terms like ‘civil union’ and ‘domestic partnership’ as opposed to ‘marriage,’” said Ed Barocas, Legal Director the ACLU of New Jersey
Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale, Westchester County is sponsoring legislation that would waive the consent requirement for minors. The vaccine is most effective when given to girls before they are sexually active, she said . . .
The Volokh Conspiracy links to a series of posts discussing the vaccinations controversy and government efforts to force parents to have vaccinations. On the same topic, Glen Reynolds has this InstaPundit post in response to a post by Michelle Malkin. …
MSNBC reports here on a young man injured and declared brain dead. While arrangements were being made to donate his organs and after intense family prayers, he came back to life. The young man claims to have heard doctors talking …
The Roman Catholic Church has led the ethical opposition to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill since its inception – and, in doing so, has rediscovered its status as one of the country’s most powerful political lobbying groups.
The Article thus asks whether there is a coherent notion of religious freedom in international law and, if not, why not? In identifying certain problematic aspects of the extant literature, it advances an argument that seeks to overcome the current impasse in liberal theorizing: the idea of value pluralism as a theoretical basis for religious freedom in international law.
Abrogating the Clergy-Communicant Privilege in Mandatory Reporting Statutes to Combat Child Sexual Abuse
“Divine Justice” and the Lack of Secular Intervention: Abrogating the Clergy-Communicant Privilege in Mandatory Reporting Statutes to Combat Child Sexual Abuse Julie M. Arnold, 42 Val. U. L. Rev. 849 (2008) The government has a strong interest in preventing child …
http://www.alliancedefensefund.org/news/story.aspx?cid=4437 ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND MEDIA ADVISORY March 25, 2008 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT ADF MEDIA RELATIONS: (480) 444-0020 or www.telladf.org/pressroom ADF attorney to debate noted atheist Wednesday ADF Senior Vice-President Jordan Lorence to participate in debate on “separation of …
A Textual Approach to Harmonizing Sherbert and Smith on Free Exercise Accommodations Nicholas J. Nelson, 83 Notre Dame L. Rev. 801 (2008) The Supreme Court began its modern free exercise jurisprudence with a test that, in theory, recognized the importance …
This is the Trap the Courts Built: Dealing with the Entanglement of Religion and the Origin of Life in American Public Schools Jana R. McCreary, 37 SW. U. L. Rev. 1 (2008) This Article argues that by endorsing the teaching …
This story appears on BoingBoing and other locations around the Internet. A female to male transsexual, who is “legally male” claims to be married to a woman. The transsexual also claims to have reverted back to female and gotten pregnant. …
LifeSiteNews reports: The Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) will attempt to take a Christian activist member to the Supreme Court of Canada to attempt to silence his objections to abortion, “sex education” and Planned Parenthood. Six years ago, …
No matter where the Rev. Kevin Kisler is when he bows his head in prayer, he does so with faith and conviction that all things come through Jesus Christ. For him, any prayer not offered in Christ’s name would be incomplete . . .