David French: Why Does the University Establishment Despise Religious Speech?

Hawaii civil unions advances to House committee

UK bed & breakfast owners deluged with obscene, threatening e-mails, phone calls

First Circuit remands Jehovah Witnesses challenge to Puerto Rico “Controlled Access Law”

Ohio gov orders review in mom’s school choice case

House seen blocking healthcare funds

TIME: “French Judges Strike to Stop Sarkozy’s Meddling”

    TIME: “French investigative magistrates — independent legal sleuths who lead inquiries into suspected wrongdoing in sensitive cases involving state security, finance and politics that sitting judges later preside over in court — have long been a favored enemy and scapegoat of the nation’s politicians on both the left and right. But now the judicial officials are mounting a major push-back against what they decry as efforts by the government to meddle in France’s legal system.”


  • Posted: 02/08/2011
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  • Category: Global: Bench and Bar
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  • Source: www.time.com

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Advocacy Groups Seek To Halt Public Funding For 2011 Supreme Court Race

Short film warns young people of dangers of ‘sexting’

NC appeals court to weigh charter school funding, over 20,000 families on wait lists

‘You’d have more chance of a job if you dressed like a man’: Transsexual sues Jobcentre for ‘insensitive’ advice

Maryland Senate Pres. expects marriage redefinition bill to pass

UK: Marriage makes us all richer – not poorer

Harvard Law Review Elects First Openly “Gay” President

CATO VP says social conservatives offer phony solutions

Gay Politics: “In Maryland, 7 out legislators make the politics personal”

CO: Mother-to-be could lose baby after pharmacist gave her abortion pill by mistake

Top U.S. Religious Freedom Post Closer to Being Filled

Alan E. Sears: ADF Suit Ensures School Officials Are in Tune with Religious Liberty

Md. Senate Holds Hearing On Same-Sex Marriage Bill Today

Australia: Union revolt on same-sex “marriage” ban

Bill in Iowa House aims to protect same-sex “marriage” objectors

Bald Knob Cross Wins Round in Efforts to Keep State Grant Money

Ohio Abortion Ban Hinges on Heartbeat

Planned Parenthood announces retraining

Suwannee County Commission: Prayers will continue

‘Researchers drew the wrong conclusions,’ says expert about abortion/mental health study

Hawaii Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide Quickly Defeated

New Hampshire Bill Would Cut Planned Parenthood Tax Funding

Sen. Coburn open to Rand Paul spending cuts

New Video Has New York Planned Parenthood Helping Sex Traffickers

FBI Agent Turned ACLU Counsel: Feds Spy On Citizens Based on Religion, Politics

    Daily Tech: “The police are watching you. If you’re the wrong religion, they’ll spy on your every move. If you voice the wrong political opinions they’ll be watching you. According to Mike German, a 16-year veteran with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations, this is happening right in the U.S.”


  • Posted: 02/08/2011
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.dailytech.com

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Thomas Sowell: The “Judicial Activism” Ploy

Federal judicial vacancies reaching crisis point

NY: RLUIPA Challenge To Zoning Denial For Christian Drug Treatment Center Is Filed

Cameras approved for final days of B.C. polygamy trial

ACLU Settles With Some of the Parties In Suit Challenging Minnesota Charter School

Rasmussen: 68% Believe Government and Big Business Work Together Against the Rest of Us

    Rasmussen: “The view that government and big business work together against the interests of others is shared across partisan, demographic and ideological lines. Seventy percent (70%) of liberals hold that view, along with 69% of conservatives. Seventy-one percent (71%) Republicans think it’s true, and so do 64% of Democrats.”


  • Posted: 02/08/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.rasmussenreports.com

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Ginsburg on health care timing

French high court affirms traditional marriage

    Diario Panorama (Translation from Spanish by Google): “Regardless of the parliamentary vote, there is a distinct possibility that groups of activists to submit the case to the European Court of Human Rights, with the hope that this court contesting the decision of France. On Tuesday, a militant group based in the UK launched a campaign to have the court revoke the prohibition of marriage between same sex force in the United Kingdom. You may not be far from France a similar campaign, since the case is ripe for review by the court in Strasbourg, according to Roger Kiska, Legal Counsel of Alliance Defense Fund. However, provided there is no chance that the European Court of Human Rights can successfully challenge the decision of the Council. According to Kiska, and has presented a case of same-sex marriage before the European court, which resulted in a ruling that states that it is within the margin of discretion of each State to decide on their own family laws. The French Constitutional Council’s decision, that the difference in the treatment of the laws that make family law is justified, it is within the margin of discretion described in the European court’s ruling, and therefore the latter should not failure to challenge the French. With this in mind, and with the hope that the French Parliament support traditional marriage when it inevitably be put to the vote, Kiska seems optimistic about the future of legislation on marriage in this powerful European nation.”


  • Posted: 02/08/2011
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  • Category: Uncategorized
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  • Source: www.diariopanorama.com

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The OAS promotes abortion option open in Latin America

Keep fighting for Citizenship Education: 371 claims in Strasbourg

10 religious companies (besides Chick-fil-A)

    CNN: 5. Hobby Lobby. The privately held chain of more than 450 arts and crafts stories isn’t shy about its Christian orientation. “Honoring the Lord in all we do by operating the company in a manner consistent with Biblical principles,” reads the company’s mission statement. “We believe that it is by God’s grace and provision that Hobby Lobby has endured.” The company supports a slate of Christian interests, from Oral Roberts University to the conservative Alliance Defense Fund, and is known for taking out overtly religious newspaper ads around the holidays.


  • Posted: 02/08/2011
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  • Category: Uncategorized
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  • Source: religion.blogs.cnn.com

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IN: “Gay-marriage ban clears House panel”

City to pay $209,000 as suit over abortion protests ends

Song allowed, student shines

    One News Now: The principal first told the student that she thought the lyrics were offensive, which was obviously troubling to us because all the lyrics are is that ‘We shine because we belong to Jesus,’” the attorney explains. “And then she [asked] our client…’Can’t you pick a song that doesn’t say ‘Jesus’ so many times?’” The principal did not stop there, says Cortman. “And then finally she actually equated the religious lyrics with vulgarity — and so each reason she gave, in my mind, just dug herself deeper in as far as violating the First Amendment.”


  • Posted: 02/08/2011
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  • Category: Uncategorized
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  • Source: www.onenewsnow.com

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A new Dem threat to health care law

Ditching unwritten rules for freshmen, Paul does it his way

An Agenda for Economic Growth

    NCPA Policy Digest: “President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address and Congressman Paul Ryan’s response were strangely missing a focus on the key to restoring America’s future: an agenda for economic growth, says Forbes Magazine. The basis for a bipartisan growth strategy can be brought into focus by combining five proposals made by either President Obama or Congressman Ryan.”


  • Posted: 02/08/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.ncpa.org

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Congress Is Unable to Control Its Own Spending

    NCPA Policy Digest: “The statutory debt limit, or debt ceiling, was designed to control congressional spending by limiting the amount of debt the federal government could accumulate. Clearly, it has not fulfilled its legislative purpose. In fact, the government has lost its ability to monitor its own spending, says Veronique de Rugy, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.”


  • Posted: 02/08/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.ncpa.org

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