Victory for Catholic student group: U.S. Supreme Court says no to U. of Wis. appeal

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev) to retire in 2012

Pa. elementary school: Invitations to children’s party OK…unless held at a church

Texas House approves abortion sonogram bill, now to Senate for reconciliation

FFRF: Walker budget proposal would open voucher floodgates, destroy common schools

Colo. lawmakers hear civil unions bill testimony

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear appeal in Badger Catholic case

School Bans Child From Passing Out Party Invites

Obama to resume military commission trials for Guantánamo detainees

Government posts biggest monthly deficit ever

Federal Judiciary Releases Caseload Statistics

Canada: Mayor of Saguenay Lac St. Jean vows to continue prayers despite ruling

Ind. House Democrats still boycotting GOP bills

‘Total unemployment’ declines to 16 percent

Ontario: Teen abortions exceed births

A Day in the Life of the Soros Empire

    David Gainor writes at the Wall Street Journal: “Then we come to the nationwide ‘union’ protest – the so-called ‘rally to save the American Dream’ that got widespread coverage. Around America, pro-union groups rallied to ‘stand in solidarity with the people of Wisconsin.’ More than half that list of at 43 organizations involved as of Thursday gets money either directly or indirectly from King George. They might all get money from him. No reporter bothered to ask . . . And again, the Soros connection went unreported”

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On Campus: U.S. Supreme Court declines to take Badger Catholic case

More divorced couples say Facebook hurt their marriage

Kevin Theriot: Same-Sex “Marriage”- What Would It Mean For Churches?

VA: Students walk out of high school to bring Ten Commandments back in

MA: Cranston school board to decide prayer’s fate

What a Federal judge said about the U.S. House and its members in declaring DOMA unconstitutional

Georgia Supreme Court: Online courses qualify as “attending school”

Minnesota Democrats vow to fight marriage amendment

    Minnesota Independent: In its DFL Dispatch — an email update to party activists — Minnesota DFL chair Ken Martin said last week that the party will fight to stop a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage from passing in Minnesota. Some LGBT activists had been pressuring the party to make a bold statement in its communications about the issue. In the email, Martin said, “We will work hard to ensure that the GOP is not successful in their quest to write discrimination into our state constitution.”

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Group protesting Planned Parenthood at Boehner’s West Chester office

The $50 billion question: Where will Republicans draw the line?

Roundup: Sudden surge of pro-life legislation in numerous states

Parents Under Siege in Global Battle Against State Control of Children

Standing jet ready to take Baby Joseph to any willing U.S. Hospital

Maryland county settling lawsuit over arrest, strip search of pro-life college girls

Ross Douthat: Why Monagamy Matters

MI: Auburn Hills officials to face pro-life protesters at meeting Monday

Pressure from National Liberals Squeezes Wisconsin Dems

What’s Right About Kansas: Breaking the legal guild’s control over judicial selection.

Armies of Expensive Lawyers, Replaced by Cheaper Software

    NY Times: Quantifying the employment impact of these new technologies is difficult. Mike Lynch, the founder of Autonomy, is convinced that “legal is a sector that will likely employ fewer, not more, people in the U.S. in the future.” He estimated that the shift from manual document discovery to e-discovery would lead to a manpower reduction in which one lawyer would suffice for work that once required 500 and that the newest generation of software, which can detect duplicates and find clusters of important documents on a particular topic, could cut the head count by another 50 percent.

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Washington Post Editorial: The values of Professor Liu

Church Dispute Dismissed To Keep Court Out of Deciding Church Doctrine and Governance

Montana Supreme Court Stays Order Requiring Surgery Over Woman’s Religious Objections

“Gay legislators having impact in marriage debates”

“Mexico City records 700 gay weddings in first year”

Boehner: House Will Fight to Defend Marriage Law

Religious Figures Weigh In On BYU Brandon Davies Dismissal from Basketball Team Gregory S. Baylor, Senior Counsel – University Project, at the Christian conservative legal organization, the Alliance Defense Fund, applauds BYU’s decision: Give credit to BYU for not making an exception to the honor code for a star athlete on a team that might legitimately compete for a national championship. BYU’s action demonstrates that it values its institutional integrity and religious commitment s more than the prestige and and plaudits that come with athletic success. Also give credit to BYU for embracing and maintaining a stance on human sexuality that is utterly countercultural, particularly when it comes to college life. Many believe that college is a time for complete sexual license, and BYU refuses to float along in the cultural currents. Good for them.

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Government Unions Have Leverage over Budgets and Taxes

India court OKs ending life support in rare cases

Matt Bowman: ACLU presents upside-down understanding of federal conscience law

Abstinence more widespread than commonly believed: Get the Facts at

The Hill Poll: U.S. future depends on cutting debt, voters say

Top Georgia court upholds state’s voter ID law

White House promotes Muslims ahead of House terrorism probe

Goldman Sachs hires law firm to shut blogger’s site

Hawaiian Electric Co. Union workers walk off job amid outages

Number of Obamacare waivers climbs above 1,000

    The Hill: “HHS posted 126 new waivers on Friday, bringing the total to 1,040 organizations that have been granted a one-year exemption from a new coverage requirement included in the healthcare reform law enacted almost a year ago. Waivers have become a hot-button issue for Republicans, eager to expose any vulnerabilities in the reform law.”

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Diverse City Coalition Calls on Mayor to Exempt Churches and Schools From “Rain Tax”