Turkey gets boost for EU bid as it turns east

Washington Times: Kagan’s abortive ethics

The Manhattan Declaration and Christian principles

Texas legislator seeks AG opinion on de-funding Planned Parenthood

Homicide added to complaint against abortion doc

Britain to focus on abortion, contraception in development programs

Catholic University names new head of Communications Law Institute

    Blog of LegalTimes: “Donna Coleman Gregg has been named director of the Institute for Communications Law Studies at Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. Gregg, a former senior policy adviser at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and former chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s Media Bureau during the Bush administration, starts on Aug. 1.”


  • Posted: 07/29/2010
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: legaltimes.typepad.com

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Organization offers guidance to Argentinean judges who object to same-sex “marriage”

Court: Wisconsin man can sue over death of fetus

    Chicago Tribune: “A Wisconsin man can sue a former girlfriend’s insurer for the wrongful death of their fetus, which was stillborn after the woman was in a car accident, a court ruled Thursday . . . A Wood County judge had ruled that a woman has no legal duty to an unborn fetus, and therefore her insurer could not be held liable. Tesar appealed. The District 4 Court of Appeals on Thursday overturned the decision, ruling Tesar can continue his lawsuit against American Family.”


  • Posted: 07/29/2010
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.chicagotribune.com

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Civil unions debate heats up in Peru

“Professor fired for gay comments settles lawsuit”

NC: EEOC alleges religious discrimination at Crabtree Belk store

MA: Complaint about religious services at Sandy Beach

Casey Mattox: On second thought, Montgomery County won’t hold Christian business owner’s beliefs against her

FL: Charter school to open at Coral Gables church

“Mercy killing” mum to appeal murder conviction

Scots IVF clinic makes move towards designer babies

CBS vows to add more “gay” characters on its shows

    Boston Herald: “The network is also adding gay characters to a few of its shows. GLAAD recently gave the network a failing grade for its portrayal of gays. ‘We’re very disappointed in our track record so far,’ Tassler said. Alicia’s gay brother will be introduced on ‘The Good Wife,’ a recurring gay character will pop up on the William Shatner comedy ‘S#*! My Dad Says,’ and Jeff and Audrey will pick a lesbian surrogate on ‘Rules of Engagement.’”


  • Posted: 07/29/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.bostonherald.com

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Scalia renders opinions about the original Constitution and moral decisions at MSU lecture

Judge OKs law requiring pornographers to keep age records

8th Circuit gives Minn. judge candidates campaign leeway

Fired U of I professor vindicated, will again be allowed to teach Catholicism class

Ethics panel brings 13 counts against embattled Rep. Rangel

Malta: Case for divorce already rejected by European Court of Human Rights

Pro-life billboard causing buzz in Dehli, OH

Northern Ireland: Pro-lifers cautious over new abortion consultation

UN committee attacks motherhood, demands new “rights” for women

    C-FAM: “A United Nations (UN) treaty committee notorious for its promotion of abortion and ideological positions not supported by UN treaties, concludes its session this week after launching attacks on motherhood and traditional gender roles, while calling for an ever-expanded array of new sexual and reproductive ‘rights.’ The session was especially notable for the statement by the Russian Federation, which reported that decreasing abortion rates were helping to decrease the overall maternal mortality rates in that country.”


  • Posted: 07/29/2010
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  • Category: Global: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.c-fam.org

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Latin American economic summit promotes abortion, condemns “lesbophobia”

House bill would ban federal abortion funding

Obama administration restricts abortion coverage in high-risk insurance pools

National Review Online: Detaining Arizona

    National Review Online Editorial: “The judge twists facts and logic to support the Justice Department’s claim that the state law preempts the federal immigration scheme. To do so, she accepts Justice’s implicit argument that it’s not the letter of the federal law that matters, but what parts of the law the executive decides to enforce. If her reasoning stands, we will basically cut Congress out of immigration policy and the states out of enforcement. Instead, our immigration system will entirely depend on executive discretion at a time when the executive has little interest in enforcing the law.”


  • Posted: 07/29/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: article.nationalreview.com

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U.S. Orthodox rabbis urge community to “welcome” gays and lesbians, upholds “heterosexual marriage” as ideal

The Amish population boom

Lambda Legal, ACLU sue Hawaii over civil unions

Switzerland: Muslim parents fined for keeping kids from swim class

Oxford University lecturer “discriminated against” after converting from Judaism to Christianity

    Telegraph: “Dr Tali Argov says she was overlooked for promotion, stripped of her privileges and cold-shouldered at social gatherings . . . Eventually she claims she was made redundant from her post at the prestigious Oxford Centre for Hebrew & Jewish Studies, despite offering to take on new roles . . . Dr Argov told the hearing, where she is claiming unfair dismissal and discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief, that she and her husband, Eran, were raised in the Jewish faith and lived in Israel until he was offered a place at Brasenose College, Oxford, to write a doctoral thesis.”


  • Posted: 07/29/2010
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Atheist school proposal welcome under Britain’s new education policy

New Zealand Jewish community preparing to sue over ban on kosher slaughter

Settlement reached in high schooler’s suit against science teacher who taught religion in class

Bangladesh court restores constitutional provision on secularism

House Financial Services Committee approves legislation to legalize internet gaming

    Committee on Financial Services Press Release: “Today, the House Financial Services Committee passed legislation to enable Americans to bet online and put an end to an inappropriate interference with their personal freedom. H.R. 2267, the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act of 2009 would establish a federal regulatory and enforcement framework under which Internet gambling operators could obtain licenses authorizing them to accept bets and wagers from individuals in the United States. The legislation comes in response to the enactment of Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), which restricted the use of the payments system for Americans who gamble online.”


  • Posted: 07/29/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: financialservices.house.gov

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Rick Garnett: On religious liberty, what would Kagan do?

Federal court says Christian grad student must comply with sexual orientation anti-discrimination policy

“Judge tosses lawsuit by student who wouldn’t counsel gays”

Court upholds expulsion of student from public university for Christian beliefs

Former PCUSA minister fired for teaching Catholic stance on homosexuality

Erik Stanley: Indonesian police tear down house church

PC wins again: EMU student expelled for opposing homosexuality

Court sides with university, ADF to appeal