U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Pa. Home-Schoolers’ Case

The Rutherford Institute Wins Court Victory for West Virginia Constitution Party’s Right to Circulate Petitions at a State Park

“Lambda Legal Defends Lesbian Mother in Ohio Custody Matter”

Colo.: Grand Junction strip club liquor license considered tonight

Partial birth abortion bill introduced as pro-life Ariz. Gov. assumes office

    East Valley Tribune: The language of HB 2400 is designed to mirror the federal law, a move Murphy believes will immunize it from future legal challenges, including an exception from the ban to save the life of the mother. And …


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More than 1,200 alleged incidents of trafficking

Ky. court blocks move to seize gambling domains

“Same-Sex Marriage Used to Defend Polygamy in Canada”

Lousiana Appeals court upholds New Orleans domestic partnerships

Holder confirmation delayed

Connecticut abortions on rise

Close Guantánamo Draft Order

    The ACLU Blog links to a purported draft Executive order to close Guantanamo. The order provides in part: The detention facilities at Guantánamo for individuals covered by this order shall be closed as soon as practicable, and no later than …


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Senate confirms Clinton as secretary of state

Manitowoc County’s lawyers ask for dismissal of nativity lawsuit

Pakistani Muslims attack church, torture Christians

    AsiaNews.it: “At the origin of the violence is a dispute over land acquired by a Catholic of the village, and the marriage between a Christian young man and a Muslim young woman. In spite of the charges, the local police …


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Italy: Muslim Colosseum prayers fuel row

    ANSA.it: “A group of Muslims who prayed in front of the Colosseum during a protest march against the Israeli offensive in Gaza this weekend was accused of threatening behaviour by centre-right politicians on Monday . . . Concerns over extremism …


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Scotland: Scouts adopt Islamic pledge

    The Christian Institute: “Boy Scouts in Dundee will be able to pledge allegiance to ‘Allah’ and drop the traditional oath to God and Queen, says the Scout Association in Scotland. The Association has given its backing to starting Dundee’s 45th …


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Church in Spain demands right to choose religion teachers

    The Catholic News Agency: “The Supreme Court in Spain has stripped the Diocese of Canarias of the right to determine the qualifications of teachers hired to teach the Catholic faith. The court ruled this week in favor of a woman …


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Italian politician will prevent discrimination of Christians in the EU

    The Christian Telegraph reports: “In an interview with the L’Osservatore Romano, Italian politician Mario Mauro said he sees the prevention of discrimination against Christians as an important aspect of his new role in the European Union, reports Catholic News Agency.”


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36th Memorial of Roe v. Wade

    Operation Save America has issued this press release on the Christian Newswire: “Local pastors, business leaders, crisis pregnancy center directors, and Christians will join Operation Save America for a press conference and a Memorial Service, mourning 36 years of unabated …


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  • Source: www.christiannewswire.com

Man fatally shot inside Mass. strip club

MN: ACLU sues charter school over religion – Islam

With Obama in power, WhiteHouse.gov now backs abortion rights, ‘gay rights’

North Dakota: Strippers to Register

California: Selma fights sexually oriented business

Abortion Opponents in 118 Cities Launch 40-day Campaign to Counter Roe v. Wade and New Administration

    Christian Newswire carries this update on the 40 Days for Life Campaign.  “The campaign dates of February 25 through April 5 coincide with the Christian season of Lent.”


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  • Source: www.christiannewswire.com

Iowa Family Policy Council President to participate in radio marriage debate

White House Web Site Becomes Weapon in President Obama’s Political War

    AOL News: “When President Barack Obama took the oath of office today, his communications team flipped the switch on the brand new, redesigned White House web site. The Obama Administrations boasts that it’s primary web presence will be the most …


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From Coast to Coast, Women to Tell of Abortion’s Impact on Their Lives

    Christian Newswire: “Members of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign (SNMAC), the world’s largest network of men and women harmed by abortion, will give their personal abortion testimonies at Washington, DC’s March for Life on Thursday and San Francisco’s Walk …


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  • Source: www.christiannewswire.com

Maryland May Force Doctors to Provide Information on Suicide

Obama Halts New or Pending Bush Regulations

Obama Picks Confirmed, But Clinton Is on Hold

Kennedy Released From Hospital

What Will Obama Mean to Christian Radio?

WV Supreme Court Considering Same Sex Adoption Case

Venezuela: tear-gas attack on apostolic nuncio

    Catholic Culture: “Supporters of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez hurled tear-gas canisters at the residence of the papal nuncio in Caracas on Monday morning, January 19, after a speech in which Chavez denounced his critics, including the country’s Catholic bishops . …


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Pro-abortion Biden receives standing ovation at DC Catholic parish

    Catholic Culture reports: “Vice President-elect Joe Biden received a standing ovation during Mass yesterday at Washington’s Holy Trinity Catholic Church, where President John F. Kennedy regularly attended Mass while president . . . ” LifeNews coverage of Biden’s stance on …


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“Swedish proposal on gay marriage presented to parliament”

Freedom From Religion group asks Obama to ‘rebuild that wall’

“Bolivia Prepares to Vote on Abortionist, Homsexualist and Secularist Constitution”

    LifeSiteNews.com: Bolivia will hold a nationwide referendum this Sunday to approve or reject a new constitution containing pro-abortion language, and providing special rights for homosexuals and “transgender” people. The new document will also nullify Bolivia’s existing recognition of Catholicism, declaring …


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Virginia: Lawsuits allege religious discrimination for refusal to work on the Sabbath

Swedish national library in child porn scandal

“Prop. 8 foes push new ballot measures to reverse gay marriage ban”

LA Times: “Now, about gay marriage”

Trials for Parents Who Chose Faith Over Medicine

Hawaii lawmakers consider gambling and marriage redefinition

Dutch court: prosecute anti-Islamic lawmaker

Was Obama’s Oath Valid?

Courting Common Sense: Will the White House and Congress find a better way to nominate and confirm judges?

Supreme Court won’t revive Child Online Protection Act

Some troops unhappy about Obama pledge on “gays”

WV: ADF attorneys ask court to place child with married couple

Web-Assisted Suicide and the First Amendment

    Should cyber-speech promoting suicide be afforded First Amendment protection? Would criminalization arise when an individual simply posts instructions on the best way to commit suicide by hanging? Or, would it only arise when an individual provides such information to another whom that individual knows is seeking such information and is likely to use it to commit suicide? Section I of this Note presents and applies the traditional First Amendment jurisprudence to cyber-speech promoting suicide. Section II presents an overview of the Supreme Court’s discussion of speech and the internet. Section III introduces the constitutionality of existing federal statutes that criminalize cyber-stalking. This analysis is useful because it shows how crime-facilitating cyber-speech squares with the First Amendment. Also, since the criminalization of cyber-stalking is a recent development, the analysis provides insight into how the use of cyber-speech to promote suicide may stand against a First Amendment challenge. Finally, Section IV uses cyber-stalking statutes as guidance for drafting statutes that prohibit the use of cyber-speech to promote suicide.


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