‘Follow the Islamic way to save the world,’ Prince Charles urges environmentalists

Belgian patients are being killed without their consent

GOP senators criticize Kagan’s work as court clerk

NY attorney general warns teen social networking website

Russian children told to ‘Pray for the President’

Mission, then religion, in the federal workspace

Legal team challenging Prop 8 calls marriage ban “institutionalized discrimination”

Canada: Anglicans fail to resolve same-sex “marriage” debate

OH: “Troy water park’s policy discriminates against gays, ACLU says”

“IRS Should Investigate South Dakota Church That Endorsed Gubernatorial Candidate, Says Americans United”

India: Divorce may now get easier for Hindus, Sikhs demand the same

CT: State awards $9.8 million in stem cell research grants

India: “Irretrievable breakdown of marriage will be ground for divorce”

Saudi convicts young man for kissing woman in mall

Center for Reproductive Rights: “India and Poland Urged to Improve Reproductive Rights”

FL: Crist cuddles with trial lawyers, criticizes abortion bill – decision by the weekend

Erik Stanley: The Johnson Amendment is a “fat opossum”

    ADF Attorney Erik Stanley writing at Speak Up Movement / Church: “[At a recent CLE presentation] I spoke on the history of the Johnson Amendment and how Lyndon Johnson got his amendment to the tax code passed with no legislative analysis, no committee hearings, and no debate. After the presentation, a professor at a local university told me that in West Virginia, what Johnson did with his amendment to the tax code would have been called a ‘fat opossum’ because it snuck through under cover of darkness. That’s a perfect tag line for the Johnson Amendment . . . It was a bill that got inserted into the tax code through back-room deals made by a powerful Senator who wanted to be able to seek reelection at any cost and, in the process, trampling freedom of speech and the free exercise of religion. We have grown up with a generation of chuch-goers that believe it is illegal for their pastor to address candidates and elections in light of Scripture or church doctrine when there is no valid justification for believing that.”


  • Posted: 06/10/2010
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: blog.speakupmovement.org

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Pastor Arrested for Praying in Front of Washington Abortion Facility

Abortion Advocates Deny Ulipristal an Abortion Drug as FDA Hearing Comes

Russia: St. Petersburg “gay” march organizers to seek support from foreign diplomats

Mitch Daniels Causes Pro-Life Uproar After Declaring “Truce” on Abortion

European court: Russian ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses illegal

Idaho: Hindu leader offers Boise City Council invocation

Prince Charles for more active birth control measures

Kagan Files From Clinton Administration Show Her Backing Human Cloning

Misleading claims by Final Exit Network about GA, AZ euthanasia cases

Canada: Owners close B&B in rights dispute

FRC to Testify In Support of Current Blood Donation Policy

“David Cameron to hold first gay reception in a Tory Downing Street”

Soros Says `We Have Just Entered Act II’ of Crisis

France: Suspected Muslim polygamist charged with welfare fraud

TX: 6-month moratorium on permits in effect in Lake Jackson

55 Chinese websites asked to delete porn content

FRC Launches State Legislative Tracking Website

Polarized Vote Advances Nominee for 2nd Circuit

    Law.com: The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-7 today to advance the nomination of Judge Robert Chatigny for the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. All but one Democrat voted for the nomination and all Republicans against it, similar to the committee’s May 13 vote on the nomination of Goodwin Liu for the 9th Circuit. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., voted ‘pass’ on Chatigny but did not explain her vote. Both nominations are likely to be drawn-out fights on the Senate floor.


  • Posted: 06/10/2010
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.law.com

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Why the Laffer Curve Might Be Wrong Here

    James Altucher writes at the Wall Street Journal: “Art Laffer posted an op-ed in the WSJ yesterday explaining that the deferring of taxes increases to Jan. 1, 2011, will cause companies to push profits into 2010, making 2010 appearing very good and making 2011 appear awful, perhaps even creating an economic collapse in 2011. Laffer may have missed a few twists . . . Eventually companies have to hire more with their profits. The people they hire then become spending consumers, buying houses, cars, etc. This creates a cycle until equilibrium is reached at about 5% unemployment, where history has generally shown the employment levels to be at a point where there is neither inflation or deflation of wages . . . ”


  • Posted: 06/10/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: blogs.wsj.com

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Arthur Laffer: “Tax Hikes and the 2011 Economic Collapse: Today’s corporate profits reflect an income shift into 2010. These profits will tumble next year, preceded most likely by the stock market.”

    Arthur Leffer writes at the Wall Street Journal: “Consider corporate profits as a share of GDP. Today, corporate profits as a share of GDP are way too high given the state of the U.S. economy. These high profits reflect the shift in income into 2010 from 2011. These profits will tumble in 2011, preceded most likely by the stock market . . . The result will be a crash in tax receipts once the surge is past. If you thought deficits and unemployment have been bad lately, you ain’t seen nothing yet . . . ”


  • Posted: 06/10/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: online.wsj.com

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Lack of Enforcement of Pornography Laws Contributes to Sexual Violence Against Women

    “A briefing for members of Congress and their staffs featuring lead researchers and an ex-porn star’s personal experience with pornography.”


  • Posted: 06/10/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous

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Amish farming draws rare government scrutiny

    New York Times: “[F]armers like Mr. Stoltzfus are facing growing scrutiny for agricultural practices that the federal government sees as environmentally destructive. Their cows generate heaps of manure that easily washes into streams and flows onward into the Chesapeake Bay. And the Environmental Protection Agency, charged by President Obama with restoring the bay to health, is determined to crack down. The farmers have a choice: change the way they farm or face stiff penalties.”


  • Posted: 06/10/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.nytimes.com

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Clyburn says S.C. Dem Senate candidate a ‘plant’; calls for probe

Study identifies “many more” autism genes

Conjoined twins locked in battle for life

State Department: New policy on gender change in passports

Maryland Court of Appeals: First Amendment forbids restrictions on commercial fortunetelling

    How Appealing reports on and links to the decision in Nefedro v. Montgomery Co, MD, No. 84.

    Excerpt:

    The petitioner in this case, Nick Nefedro, wishes to open a fortunetelling business in Montgomery County. Montgomery County, however, has an ordinance (“the FortunetellingOrdinance”) that prohibits the acceptance of remuneration for fortunetelling. Nefedro has asked us to determine whether the Fortunetelling Ordinance violates his right to freedom of speech under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article 40 of the Maryland Declaration of Rights. Montgomery County argues that the Ordinance does not implicate those constitutional provisions or, in the alternative, that it is consistent with the federal and state constitutions. After reviewing the facts of the case and the relevant sources of law, we shall agree with Nefedro.


  • Posted: 06/10/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty

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Chatigny’s nomination should be withdrawn

Prop. 8 judge preps for closing arguments

ADF offers to defend challenged Ind. abortion ordinance

Religion at issue in the federal workspace

Minnesota and its marriage definition

Intelligent talk gets NASA worker in trouble

Mormon Church Agrees To Penalty For Late Reporting of Prop 8 Contributions

Pro-Muslim Ad Campaign Launched In Britain

National legal organization backs Coppedge lawsuit over jet propulsion lab discrimination against intelligent design

$1 In Damages Awarded In Claim That Police ID Card Contained Mark of the Beast

“Report: China, Cuba more peaceful than US”

Anglican Congregations Disappointed in Virginia Supreme Court Decision

    Virtue Online: “‘We are disappointed with today’s ruling and will review it as we consider our options. This is not the final chapter in this matter. The court’s ruling simply involved one of our statutory defenses, and these properties are titled in the name of the congregations’ trustees, not in the name of the Diocese or The Episcopal Church. So we continue to be confident in our legal position as we move forward and will remain steadfast in our effort to defend the historic Christian faith,’ said Jim Oakes, chairman of the Anglican District of Virginia, which is the umbrella organization for the nine Anglican congregations.”


  • Posted: 06/10/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.virtueonline.org

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Hawaii elections clerk: Obama not born here

Calif. high court to hear parish’s property appeal vs. Episcopal Church

“Census: Multiracial US becoming even more diverse”

    AP: “The nation’s minority population is steadily rising and now makes up 35 percent of the United States, advancing an unmistakable trend that could render them the new American majority by midcentury.”


  • Posted: 06/10/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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NY: ’10,000′ throng to stop Ground Zero mosque

Dutch election: Liberals take one-seat lead as far-right party grows in influence

Political parties lose control as Internet aids challengers

Kagan’s threat to gun owners

S.C. Dems ask Senate nominee to withdraw after felony obscenity charge

Climate change showdown

NRL Interns, Academy Students on Board for the Summer

    National Right to Life: “Summer brings three things to Washington: 90 degree days, tourists from around the world, and some of the country’s best and brightest college students for summer internships. Every year, National Right to Life hosts young men and women from across the country as part of both our college internship program and the National Right to Life Academy . . . This is the second year National Right to Life has participated in the program and we are thrilled to welcome Jon Scharfenberger, Mark Guillaudeu, and Jess Brown. Additionally, Wesley Robinson, a law student at Villanova University School of Law, will clerk in the Powell Center for Medical Ethics as part of the Alliance Defense Fund’s Blackstone Fellowship Program . . . ”


  • Posted: 06/10/2010
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: www.nrlc.org

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