Why regulate marriage at all? Glen Lavy of ADF v. Lambda Legal Attorney

ADF asks Calif. justices to hold marriage order until amendment vote

Abolish the Bluebook

    Illya Somin has this post on the Volokh Conspiracy. He and others argue that the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation should be abolished. For you non-lawyers – the Bluebook is a tedious legal citation system that enslaves the legal …


  • Posted: 05/22/2008
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: volokh.com

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Thomas More Law Center retained by University of Toledo Administrator fired for Biblical views against homosexuality

    Crystal Dixon, an African American and high ranking administrator of the University of Toledo, summarily fired because she wrote an editorial expressing her Christian views against homosexuality and objecting to the comparison of so-called “gay rights” with the civil rights struggles of African Americans, has retained the Thomas More Law Center to represent her.


  • Posted: 05/22/2008
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.thomasmore.org

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Rutherford Institute Sues in defense of Christian fired for opposing diversity training

When Religious Liberty Becomes Lethal

“More than a Mere Contract: Marriage as Contract and Covenant in Law and Theology”

Cal. Homeschooling filings complete, gov’t brief online

“Md. governor signs bills aiding unwed committed couples”

S.C. General Assembly passes bill on prayer before public meetings

Iowa Supreme Court: Polk County responds in Lamda Legal suit seeking to redefine marriage

Kansas: ADF defends citizen silenced at city council meeting

Bush Administration Should Protect Kids from Porn and Predators

Colorado Legislation ‘Tramples Religious Freedoms’

California is rewriting forms: You have to figure “bride” and “groom” are out.

    You have to figure “bride” and “groom” are out. So, what will the California marriage license look like in the new era of same-sex marriages? Will it list “Partner A” and “Partner B”? “Intended No. 1″ and “Intended No. 2″? Or will it contain just blank spaces for the betrothed?


  • Posted: 05/22/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.boston.com

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Cornyn: Reid’s Broken Promise “Inexcusable”

    “Senate Judiciary Committee member John Cornyn is forcefully condemning majority leader Harry Reid’s failure to live up to his promise to “do everything within [his] power” to confirm three federal appellate nominees by Memorial Day . . . ”


  • Posted: 05/22/2008
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: bench.nationalreview.com

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S. Baptist Convention Resolution Calls for Exodus from Calif. schools

“Louisiana Bill Sneaks Religion Into Science Classes, Says Americans United”

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA): A Proposed Answer to Genetic Discrimination

    On Wednesday, May 21, 2008, President Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). GINA prohibits employers and health insurers from discriminating against persons on the basis of their genetic information.


  • Posted: 05/22/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: blog.aul.org

Korea: Bioethics Law Revision Allowing Payment To Human Egg Donors Worries Church

When Janey Goes Marching off to War

    Obama, recall, at last summer’s CNN/You Tube debate said that he opposes a draft, but that if one occurred he would conscript men and women equally.


  • Posted: 05/22/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.spectator.org

May the President Appropriately Invoke God? Evaluating the Embryonic Stem-Cell Vetoes

Public School Students’ Religious Speech and Viewpoint Discrimination

Plan for Cross Shakes Columbia to Its Core Values

Louisiana Senate Committee Moves Ban on Human Cloning Funding Forward

Dale Carpenter: Sexual orientation and heightened scrutiny in the California marriage decision

Orin Kerr: Why Do Conservatives Care So Much About the Courts?

    For conservatives — especially social conservatives, and especially religious conservatives — the question has been whether the courts will allow their views, not whether the courts will mandate them.


  • Posted: 05/22/2008
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: volokh.com

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Appeals Court: Texas had no right to seize hundreds of children in polygamy raid

Judicial Candidate Seeks Right to Campaign

European Court agrees to hear chimp’s plea for human rights

Court affirms will of Oregon voters: marriage amendment constitutional

CA: Human Rights Campaign pledges $500,000 to defend marriage redefinition

National Review: United States v. Williams, child pornography ruling is supremely sensible

Rod Dreher: Marriage and emotivism

New Hampshire may bar dissolving bodies with lye

    The AP reports: “The state Senate voted Wednesday to send Gov. John Lynch a bill to reverse a two-year-old law that allows alkaline hydrolysis – a process now used on human cadavers only at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and …


  • Posted: 05/22/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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IRS rules Obama church appearance not improper

San Diego County workers may be excused from “gay weddings”

UK: Foreign Office instructs embassies to push homosexual agenda

MI: Grand Rapids adult entertainment rules upheld

TX: Suspect Indicted On 22 Child Pornography Charges Arrested

NY Federal Court Says Insufficient Facts To Apply Ministerial Exception Doctrine

A Battle Over a Bible for a Teacher (and a Nation)

Weyrich: “The State of Georgia’s Lead in School Choice”

    There has been a major development in the State of Georgia yet the so-called mainstream media has completely ignored it and even the alternative media hardly has covered it. This past week Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed into law the most expansive school-choice program in the nation . . .


  • Posted: 05/22/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.townhall.com

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9th Circuit Deals Blow to Military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy

    t’s the first appellate court in the country to review the “Don’t Ask” policy since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down an anti-sodomy statute in Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003). Under Lawrence, the 9th Circuit said Wednesday, “Don’t Ask” must be subjected to something more stringent than the rational basis test . . .


  • Posted: 05/22/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.law.com

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‘Partial-Birth Abortion’: Back to the Supreme Court?

Medved: “Gay Marriage Recycles Bad Idea”

    “The case for legal sanction for gay unions relies on the notions that it’s beneficial to separate sex from child-bearing, that every intimate urge deserves respect and fulfillment, and that males and females count, ultimately, as interchangeable . . .”


  • Posted: 05/22/2008
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.townhall.com

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Cal. Marriage Ruling: The People Have the Power to Undo It By a Ballot Initiative Amending the State Constitution, But How Far Should That Power Extend?

Safeguarding Children: The Supreme Court upholds a carefully crafted law targeting child pornographers.

Oregon: Court backs marriage amendment

    The Oregonian reports: The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the ban on gay marriage that state voters approved by a wide margin in 2004. The court rejected two procedural arguments that attacked the scope of the initiative, Measure …


  • Posted: 05/22/2008
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.oregonlive.com

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