Secretary Clinton: “Message to LGBT youth”

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: “Just think of the progress made by women just during my lifetime by women, or ethnic, racial and religious minorities over the course of our history —and by gays and lesbians, many of whom are now free to live their lives openly and proudly. Here at the State Department, I am grateful every day for the work of our LGBT employees who are serving the United States as foreign service officers and civil servants here and around the world. It wasn’t long ago that these men and women would not have been able to serve openly, but today they can—because it has gotten better. And it will get better for you.”

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Poll: Voters more likely to see Democrats as extremist

Insiders Report: War on illegal pornography

Obama drops “Creator” from Declaration again

Michael Savage: China on the verge of “burying” the U.S.

CWA and Students for Life of America to join the Northern Virginia IS Pro-Life rally

TX: Prayer at city meeting becomes hot topic in Bulverde

DADT policy puts chaplains in vise

Iowa: Same-sex “marriage” foe: Ruling could lead to polygamy

Soros donates $1 million to Media Matters

Will Islam divide or unite Iraq?

Vancouver sex shop owner decries city ruling

Assisted suicide is about the haves and have-nots; Dignitas is making a fortune

“Social conservatives craft economic vision fit for the times”

“Brazil’s ugly abortion reality lost in election noise”

CA appellate judges: Episcopal breakaway case “confusing”

PA polls claim pro-life Toomey lost lead to pro-abortion Sestak

Women’s brains grow after giving birth

    Telegraph: “The popular belief that women’s minds turn to mush during pregnancy and birth is completely wrong and their grey matter actually increases, they say. Research published by the American Psychological Association found that the brains of new mothers bulked up as they coped with the steep learning curve of dealing with a newborn.”

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White House rejects “gay” judicial nominee Daniel Alter

How does induced abortion raise breast cancer risk?

Massachusetts campaign targets child prostitution

Netherlands: Tilburg vicar banned from early morning bell ringing

Student group to protest University of Minnesota spending

Religious discrimination complaints increase by 87% in past decade, Muslims account for 25%

Michael Medved: Disapproval of Islam is no indication of bigotry

BC Law student asks for money back

Netherlands: Muslims threaten Christians in asylum-seeker centers

FFRF demands Tennessee school end prayers before football games

“Pulpit partisanship” and in-church voting alarming, Iowa ACLU says

A religious test for Rand Paul

How separation of church and state was read into the Constitution (Hint: the KKK got its way)

UK: Think tank warns against legalizing assisted suicide

More than a dozen House Democrats now want Pelosi out as Speaker

NPR: Couple tells of forced abortion in Chinese city; “one child” policy blamed

OH: ACLU joins fight over anti-Driehaus billboards

Breakdown: The housing situation

    Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson writing at The Center for Vision & Values: “You’ve probably seen the headlines about major banks suspending foreclosure proceedings to reclaim houses from borrowers who have defaulted on their mortgages. This has the potential to be hugely disruptive—a milestone development comparable to the failure of Lehman Brothers in 2008, after which all hell broke loose.”

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More judges seem to be jumping the gun on clerkship offers “Are the Wild West days of federal clerk hiring back? That’s what some law school administrators and judges fear. They worry that the voluntary system whereby federal judges wait until September of the 3L year to hire clerks is teetering.”

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Emails reveal Democrats for Life admitting ObamaCare funds abortions

Roberts: Attending State of Union up to each judge

Christians in Turkey acquitted of “insulting Turkishness”

MN Sec. of State candidate Severson: There’s no such thing as separation of church and state

Time for health care case?

John Finnis: The other f-word

    John Finnis, Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy in the University of Oxford and the Biolchini Family Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, has this article at Public Discourse: “The Other F-Word.” The Public Discourse editors summarize: “In an article adapted from his debate last week with Peter Singer and Maggie Little on the moral status of the ‘fetus,’ Professor Finnis explains that outside of medical contexts use of the word ‘fetus’ is offensive, dehumanizing, prejudicial, and manipulative. It obscures our perception of moral reality. Moral status is not a matter of choice or grant or convention, but of recognition, of someone who matters, and matters as an equal, whether we like it or not.”

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Witness: Octuplet mother’s doctor remorseful

Turkey fails to resolve dispute over head scarves

China paper blasts Western-style democracy

Troops discharged for being “gay” try to re-enlist

30% see no point in contacting their Senator or Congressman

Court upholds Vatican bank account seizure

TIME: Will the Federal Reserve cause a civil war?

Obama requests emergency stay of DADT order

What the Left doesn’t understand about America

Nigeria: Muslim sect kills despite crackdown

China said to widen its embargo of vital minerals; denies plan to cut export quotas

Maggie Gallagher: Don’t blame me for “gay” teen suicides

Pro-life students endure taunts, threats to save 8 babies during silent day

David Hacker: Strong support for “The Liberty’s” appeal to the 9th Circuit

Student Press Law Center joins college journalists’ appeal of OSU newsrack ban

David French: The good, bad, and ugly of the Howell report

Officers denied immunity for strip-searching protesters

Swedish court ignoring family

Court sides with “moment of silence”

“Illinois law promotes prayer, and the court knows it”

David Hacker: Is history repeating itself at UW-Madison?

Appeals court rules for pro-life advocates shackled, strip-searched by police

ADF presents second annual Meese award to Judge Robert H. Bork

Law Review: Informal Legal Change on Assisted Suicide: The Policy for Prosecutors

    Penney J. Lewis, Informal Legal Change on Assisted Suicide: The Policy for Prosecutors (July 19, 2010). Legal Studies (Online), October 13, 2010. Available at SSRN:

    “Following the House of Lords’ decision in Purdy, the Director of Public Prosecutions issued an interim policy for prosecutors setting out the factors to be considered when deciding whether a prosecution in an assisted suicide case is in the public interest. This paper considers the interim policy, the subsequent public consultation and the resulting final policy. Key aspects of the policy are examined, including the condition of the victim, the decision to commit suicide and the role of organised or professional assistance. The inclusion of assisted suicides which take place within England and Wales makes the informal legal change realised by the policy more significant than was originally anticipated.”

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