SC high court overturns mother’s conviction for killing unborn child

“Who Decides If LGBT Is Normal?” Homosexual advocates alarmed at APA transitions

    Mombian Blog reports that homosexual advocates are alarmed at the appointment of Dr. Kenneth Zucker as the APA Sexual and Gender Identity Disorder Chair that will revise the Manual for Diagnosis of Mental Disorders (DSM).   Dana at Mombian writes: Zucker, …


  • Posted: 05/14/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.mombian.com

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N.C. Appeals Ruling Limits Extent of Partner’s Parenting Rights

Colorado Christian University v. Baker Tenth Circuit oral argument tomorrow/Wednesday

Kansas Voters Could Change the Way Judges Are Selected

“Maryland Becomes 7th State to Enact Anti-Bullying Law that Protects All Students”

Ohio: Zoning board again rejects gentleman’s club

NC: Tarboro residents win battle against sexually oriented business

    WRAL.com reports that Tarboro, NC has passed a law that “would not allow adult establishments within 1,000 feet of day cares, schools, parks, churches and residential areas.”   Proposals for a sexually oriented bookstore were abandoned after encountering fierce opposition from …


  • Posted: 05/14/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.wral.com

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Rocky Mount restricts ‘adult’ businesses

Paul Clement resigns as Solicitor General effective June 2nd

9th Circuit: Congress can’t cure Establishment violation by selling land under a religious symbol

Canadian Archbishop: For the Clergy, Obedience to Church “Requires Preaching About the Moral Evil of Contraception”

California Supreme Court marriage decision to be released Thursday

Guess who’s speaking at the local mosque

Standing for the Pledge of Allegiance in junior high: What does the ACLU teach?

Top Pro-Abortion Group Endorses Barack Obama for Democratic Nomination

    “One of the leading pro-abortion groups issued its endorsement on Wednesday for Barack Obama, apparently believing he will represent the Democratic Party against John McCain. NARAL has supported Hillary Clinton throughout her career but Obama appears more likely to win the nomination.”


  • Posted: 05/14/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.lifenews.com

Pennsylvania: Rendell’s judicial nominees rejected in partisan showdown

Facebook adding safeguards against cyber-bullying, porn

    Social networking giant Facebook, which has faced political pressure to increase online safety, is putting in place 40 safeguards to protect young people from sexual predators and cyberbullies, the Palo Alto company announced today.


  • Posted: 05/14/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.mercurynews.com

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Colorado Pro-Life Group Submits Near-Double Signatures for Abortion Amdt

To Bring Down the Flowers: The Cultural Context of Abortion Law in Early Modern England

    Dellapenna argues that, contrary to Justice Blackmun’s historic analysis in Roe, abortion was considered a serious crime throughout most of European history and that courts did . . . punish abortions before quickening during the Middle Ages. This article shows that Dellapenna’s argument relies on serious misreading . . .


  • Posted: 05/14/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: ssrn.com

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Partial-Birth Abortion and the Perils of Constitutional Common Law

    Gonzales exemplifies the modern disintegration of the ideal of “the Court” expounding “the Constitution”–i.e., its language read in light of its underlying political structure and theory, its drafting and ratification history, and the understandings manifested by those who implemented its provisions for over a century. Rather, individual Justices have employed an eccentric version of common law.


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  • Category: Sanctity of Life

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Suit against judge who disallowed veiled Muslim’s testimony dismissed

Librarians Against, and For, Censorship

“Ranking the Politics of Supreme Court Justices: Four of the five most conservative justices since 1937 are on the bench today”

    But how conservative would a McCain presidency make the court—and how conservative is it already? The answers to these questions may be found in a new paper by Richard Posner, a judge who sits on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and William Landes, a law professor at the University of Chicago, that is now making its way through the academic community.


  • Posted: 05/14/2008
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.usnews.com

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Family First fuels church-state debate

Conference: African American Healthy Marriage Initiative

    The African American Healthy Marriage Initiative: Administration for Children and Families “Building Strong and Healthy Families; Connecting Marriage Research to Practice Conference” will take place at the Friday Center University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday, June 17 through Thursday, June 19, 2008.


  • Posted: 05/14/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.aahmi.org

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N.Y. Court Rejects Order for Foster Child’s Sex-Change Surgery

Sect mother of newborn not a minor, Texas concedes

GOP Stunned By Loss in Mississippi