Connecticut marriage politics: Why the delayed state supreme court ruling?

Harvard Receives $125 Million for Biological Engineering

    That Harvard Crimson reports: “Several years back, the leaders of Harvard Medical School and what would become the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences envisioned creating an institute for biologically-inspired engineering. Late last month, Harvard inked a $125 million deal …


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.thecrimson.com

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Bilerico Project Interviews Obama campaign on ENDA, marriage amendments, and other issues

State jobless funds are running dry

    Stateline carries this report that begins: Laid off from your job in Tennessee? Good luck getting unemployment checks right away. So many people have been calling the state lately to apply for benefits that callers often can’t get through. “We’re …


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Miscellaneous

FindLaw Pioneers Case Summary RSS Feeds

    The PR Newswire reports: FindLaw, the leader in Internet marketing services for law firms and the most-visited legal Web site (http://www.findlaw.com), is launching a first-of-its-kind case summary ‘Really Simple Syndication’ (RSS) feed service to deliver up-to-the-minute court opinions in a …


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.breitbart.com

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New York Trial Judge Rules That Lesbian Co-Parent Can Seek Custody and Visitation Rights

Illinois: New Homeschool Family Told to Meet with State’s Attorney or Else

Montana: Groups work to pass homosexual privileges bill in Montana

NY: City re-padlocks strip club

Ohio: “Patron arrested, dancers cited in raid of Norton strip club”

    Ohio.com reports: It wasn’t the worm in the tequila, but the gnats in the whiskey that earned a liquor violation for a Norton strip club on Friday. The citation for unsanitary conditions was just the beginning as Norton police, the …


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Source: www.ohio.com

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Indiana: Court rules strip club deserves liquor license

Judge: Let Chinese Muslims from Guantanamo into US

    The AP reports: “A federal judge ordered the Bush administration Tuesday to immediately free 17 Chinese Muslims from Guantanamo Bay into the United States, rebuking the government in a landmark decision that could set the stage for the release of …


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: news.yahoo.com

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Law and Philosophy Fellowship at the University of Chicago Law School for 2009-10

Blue Cross Blue Shield Fights Florida’s Marriage Amendment

New poll: Calif. marriage amend. leading

“More homosexuals seeking political power”

    One News Now carries this AP report.  It indicates: Polis is one of a record 100 gay, lesbian and bisexual candidates for federal, state and local offices winning endorsements this year from the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, a national …


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.onenewsnow.com

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“Americans United Blasts Bush Administration For Report Urging More Tax Aid To Religious Schools”

“Proposition 8 Won’t Be Easy to Defeat”: Fresno Catholic priest’s “coming out” as barometer

Orlando Sentinel: “Orlando’s decision on gay-partner benefits is a step forward”

    The Orlando Sentinel has this editorial touting Orlando’s adoption of “gay-partner benefits.” “Our only concern is that the city didn’t extend those benefits to unmarried straight couples. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer reasons that those couples have the option of marriage. …


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.orlandosentinel.com

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Union Contributes $100,000 to oppose Cal. marriage amendment

    Equality California has issued this press release indicating that United Here International Union made a $100k contribution to the No on Proposition 8 campaign and intends to raise another $50k. “Unite Here is the merged union of needle trade and …


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.eqca.org

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Louisiana Republican Disciplined for Proposing to Pay Women to be Sterilized

    CNSNews reports: “Rep. John LaBruzzo, a Republican legislator from the New Orleans area, has been under fire for proposing to curb ‘generational welfare’ by offering cash incentives to poor women who voluntarily undergo sterilization.”


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.cnsnews.com

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Traditional Marriage Supporters Collect Record Donations in Calif.

Fr. Pavone on ‘Choose Life’ License Plate Victory – Free Speech Trumps Pro-Abortion Censors

As Declaration Of Human Rights Approaches 60, ACLU Announces New Campaign And Contest

Nevada officials raid ACORN searching for voter fraud evidence

Ohio: Single-sex classes taking hold

ACLU sues Ohio Judge seeking removal of Courtroom Ten Commandments

Ohio Supreme Court Hears Planned Parenthood Secret Teen Abortion Case

California church rallies to defend traditional marriage

Same sex “marriages” in California surpass those in Massachusetts

Oregon Republican Senator’s TV ad touts his support for the homosexual agenda

“Louisiana gains first two openly gay elected officials” on School Board

    GayPolitics.com reports: “The victories of two openly gay school board candidates in Louisiana mark the election of the state’s first two openly gay elected officials. Victory endorsee Thomas Robichaux (right) and Seth Bloom both won their elections to the Orleans …


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.gaypolitics.com

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San Francisco Catholic Charities Ends Relationship with the US’ “Gayest Adoption Agency”

    LifeSiteNews.com reports: “Archbishop George Niederauer had received instructions from the Vatican to cease allowing homosexual persons to adopt children through the Catholic agency. San Francisco’s homosexual activist mayor, Gavin Newsom, then threatened to withdraw funding from Catholic Charities.”


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.lifesitenews.com

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CBS 5 Poll: Young Voters Lead Prop 8 Support Shift

    CBS5.com reports: “According to the poll, likely California voters overall now favor passage of Proposition 8 by a five-point margin, 47 percent to 42 percent. Ironically, a CBS 5 poll eleven days prior found a five-point margin in favor of the …


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: cbs5.com

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President Bush Discusses Judicial Accomplishments and Philosophy

California Parental Notification Measure Tops 50 Percent in Latest State Poll

“The President and the Supreme Conscience”

Erwin Chemerinsky: The candidates and the Supreme Court

China: Catholic Bishop ‘taken away’ because parish lay leader had appointment with foreign journalist

    UCANews reports:  . . . They suggested the bishop’s detention could be linked to the fact that a journalist working for foreign media had made an appointment to meet a parish lay leader of the diocese. The sources learned that …


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Global
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  • Source: www.ucanews.com

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China denies Bishops trip to Rome: Vatican

    The Times of India reports: “China has denied permission for Catholic bishops to travel to Rome for a Church meeting, a Vatican spokesman said on Friday, in a sign of new strains between Beijing’s communist government and the Vatican.”


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Global
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  • Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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FLDS trust suit raises polygamy challenge

Islamic Group Gains Power in Indonesia

    The NY Times reports: In a sign of its growing prominence, Indonesia’s Council of Ulemas moved its headquarters from the basement of a major mosque here into an expensive new office tower in the heart of downtown. The council was established …


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Global
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  • Source: www.nytimes.com

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Fear not Homeschoolers: What goes on in the classroom is merely operant conditioning in the pragmatic flavor of the day

Skepticism greets non-union fees case

When do winks and nods become illegal?

Michael C. Dorf: “Why the Constitution Neither Protects Nor Forbids Tax Subsidies for Politicking from the Pulpit, And Why Both Liberals and Conservatives May be on the Wrong Side of this Issue”

Missoulian favors challenge to IRS: Politicking from the pulpit not so clear

Airline gets message, decides to filter Internet access

Georgia Supreme Court rules vaccine suit can proceed

ADF: U.S. Supreme Court clears way for specialty plates featuring ‘Choose Life’ message

6th Circuit: Tinker does not control school’s regulation of hallway leaflet distribution by students

Marriage: Wedge Issue or Prelude to Disaster?

Carhart, Constitutional Rights, and the Psychology of Regret

NJ: Catholic school uninvites Whitman

    NJ.com reports: As a New Jersey governor and national Republican figure, Christie Whitman won votes and political acclaim by supporting abortion rights. But the stance got Whitman bounced from a speaking gig at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred …


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.nj.com

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Mistrial ends San Diego firefighter’s “gay pride” harassment case

    The AP reports: A mistrial was declared Monday after a jury could not decide whether to award damages to four firefighters who claimed they were sexually harassed after being forced to participate in a gay pride parade last year. The …


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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Sen. Patrick Leahy: How the Courts Impact Your Daily Life

Oct. 9th Panel Discussion: Post-abortion Mental Health Effects, Awareness, and Politics

    FRC is hosting an event featuring live Internet streaming that is described as follows: Join leading researchers and clinicians for a discussion about abortion history and associated mental health effects. Data from numerous studies and the National Comorbidity Study, the …


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.frc.org

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Unholy Messaging: Obama’s faith-based try vs. his positions.

    Douglas Johnson has this article on National Review that begins: “The Barack Obama ‘messaging machine’ is now in full overdrive mode, seeking to mislead religiously committed Americans into thinking that Obama has a middle-of-the-road position on abortion policy and will …


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: article.nationalreview.com

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Judge: Calif. must pay for prison health care

    The AP reports: A federal judge has scolded California officials for failing to provide the billions of dollars a court-appointed receiver says is needed to upgrade the state’s prison health care system. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson made it clear …


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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A New Potential Disability: Being Male?

    Tresa Baldas has this report on the National Law Journal.  She writes: If sleep disorders and sex problems can be used as criteria for filing disability claims, as courts have held, “being male” could also be a legally recognized disability. …


  • Posted: 10/07/2008
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.law.com