UK: Times writer blasts scouts condom plan

“Gone, but refusal to protect LGBT employees not forgotten: HRC responds to resignation of Bush’s special counsel”

    The HRC Backstory Blog reports:  Yesterday, the notorious head of the Office of Special Counsel, Scott Bloch (pictured), submitted a letter (PDF) to President Bush indicating that he will step down at the end of his five-year term on January 5, 2009, …


  • Posted: 10/21/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.hrcbackstory.org

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Fighting back at sex and slave traffickers

Va. pharmacy follows faith, no birth control sales

San Francisco weighs decriminalizing prostitution

    The AP reports:  In this live-and-let-live town, where medical marijuana clubs do business next to grocery stores and an annual fair celebrates sadomasochism, prostitutes could soon walk the streets without fear of arrest. San Francisco would become the first major …


  • Posted: 10/21/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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Hollywood money boosts opponents of Calif. marriage amend.

R. Albert Mohler, Jr.: “What’s at stake in the ‘gay marriage’ debate? (part 1)”

    Baptist Press carries this article by R. Albert Mohler, Jr. that begins:  Human society is a complex reality, but certain constants have framed that reality for human beings. One of those constants has been the institution of marriage. The respected …


  • Posted: 10/21/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.bpnews.net

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AUL: Clarke Forsythe Speaking at Boston College Law School

    Americans United for Life has posted this announcement indicated that AUL Senior Counsel Clarke Forsythe will be speaking at Boston College Law School on October 21st. The topic:  Threatening Women’s Health: How the Federal “Freedom of Choice Act” (FOCA) would …


  • Posted: 10/21/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: blog.aul.org

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Iowa: “Council adopts changes to adult entertainment code”

Massachusetts: Town told to revise its sex shop zoning

ADF: 7th Circuit to hear arguments on Illinois church prevented from meeting at its own property

Jordan Lorence to debate at UCLA: The effects of marriage redefinition on First Amendment rights

DC Cir. blocks release of Chinese Muslims from Gitmo

James Madison Center: Court Sides with West Virginians for Life

LA Times: “Despite what proponents say, its defeat would not change what California’s schools teach.”

Strip-search law suspended: Pro-life protesters shackled, jailed for holding signs

    WorldNetDaily reports:  A county in Maryland has agreed to halt enforcement of a sign ordinance cited when members of a team of pro-life protesters were arrested, shackled and strip-searched while expressing their opposition to abortion. According to a statement from …


  • Posted: 10/21/2008
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: www.wnd.com

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Army of Lawyers to Rock the Vote on Election Day

    Francesca Heintz reports on the American Lawyer:  When this year’s presidential balloting gets underway on November 3 and 4, thousands of lawyers around the country will set aside the billables and devote their time instead to fielding frustrated voters’ calls …


  • Posted: 10/21/2008
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.law.com

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South Dakota Pro-Life Group Files Lawsuit Over Misleading Abortion Ban Ads

    LifeNews.com reports: “. . . Vote Yes for Life says the pro-abortion ads falsely claim that, if Measure 11 passes, government will be involved in deciding if a woman could have an abortion when faced with medical conditions that present …


  • Posted: 10/21/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.lifenews.com

George Soros Funds Catholic Groups Making Obama Seem Pro-Life on Abortion

    LifeNews.com reports:  ”A Catholic pro-life group says new information adds to the criticism a couple of Catholics organizations have already received for trying to make Barack Obama seem pro-life on abortion. Leading abortion activist and billionaire George Soros is behind the …


  • Posted: 10/21/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.lifenews.com

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Northern Ireland Sees Thousands Rally Against Abortion, Petitions Presented

    LifeNews.com reports: “Thousands of pro-life advocates rallied in Northern Ireland over the weekend against a measure in a bill in the England parliament that would legalize abortion there. The high turnout at the Rally for Life made it clear that …


  • Posted: 10/21/2008
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  • Category: Global
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  • Source: www.lifenews.com

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Dennis Prager: “Opposition to California Proposition 8: Hate in the Name of Love”

    Dennis Prager has this commentary on Townhall regarding the California Marriage Amendment and events leading up to this election. He writes: ”What we have here is truly manipulative. Four justices create a right, and then a sympathetic attorney general renames a …


  • Posted: 10/21/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Summer Associates Feel the Heat: As economy wilts, firms are cutting their summer programs

    Karen Sloan has this report on the National Law Journal.  She writes: “Law students have good reason to be particularly anxious about landing a summer associate position, said Kowalski, the head of recruiting at consulting firm Kowalski & Associates. He estimates that …


  • Posted: 10/21/2008
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.law.com

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“This Is Madness, People”: In Surprise Cameo, Scranton Bishop repudiates vague USCCB statements and pro-abortion politicians

Will Justice Kennedy Recuse Again? IDEA case prospects

Marriage Referendum Leads 52% to 43% Among Likely California Voters

It’s About Conviction, Not Convenience: The Pulpit and Christian Voting

Reliance on Foreign Law — from a Republican Louisiana State Court Judge

    Eugene Volokh has this post on the Volokh Conspiracy discussing a recent Louisiana ruling that upheld a marriage between first cousins even though that is prohibited under Louisian law.    Related:  Lousiana ruling reveals the importance of state DOMAs and …


  • Posted: 10/21/2008
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: volokh.com

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Educators’ dues being used against Prop. 8

Iowa Christian Alliance in favor of “no” vote on judges

Next President will shape the Supreme Court

Nebraska lawmakers agree on safe-haven age limit

    The AP reports: “Stung by the abandonments of children as old as 17 under Nebraska’s brand-new safe-haven law, the governor and lawmakers agreed Monday to narrow the law’s broad wording to protect only the parents of newborns from prosecution. Forty of …


  • Posted: 10/21/2008
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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Biden says he’d oppose Calif. marriage amendment