“Transgender woman in Bronx denied marriage license”

NH town: Christian roadside sign more distracting, dangerous than gas station signs

Citizen Link: Supreme Court Victories for Religious Liberty

What happens if Congress doesn’t rein in national debt?

International Women’s Day Prompts Appeal on China, Abortion

Washington Bill That Could Shut Down Pregnancy Centers Dies

Hornet’s nest ahead? Congress examines Islam in US

Welfare State: Handouts Make Up One-Third of U.S. Wages

    Government payouts—including Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance—make up more than a third of total wages and salaries of the U.S. population, a record figure that will only increase if action isn’t taken before the majority of Baby Boomers enter retirement.”

  • Posted: 03/08/2011
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.cnbc.com

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Anger Brews Over Government Workers’ Benefits

Iran’s brutality toward women should shock West into seeking regime change

Texas: Planned Parenthood rallies at state Capitol

Sterilization of the Mentally Retarded — a Constitutional Right (At Least in California)

    Eugene Volokh writes at the Volokh Conspiracy: “But what I didn’t know until several years ago is that many courts are indeed authorizing sterilization of mentally retarded women, if certain procedures are used to try to make sure that the sterilization is really necessary to serve the woman’s best interests (and even if the woman is unable to meaningfully consent herself). In fact, the California Supreme Court actually struck down as unconstitutional a state law — passed in reaction to the sterilization movement exemplified in Buck v. Bell — that categorically barred such sterilizations.”

  • Posted: 03/08/2011
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: volokh.com

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CO: Media neglects to mention that new Democratic Chairman is “openly gay”

Colorado civil unions pass Senate committee

Video: Gingrich says Iowa Courts rewrote the constitution in marriage ruling and voters correctly held the court accountable

Republican Sen. Lugar (R-Ind) to oppose House GOP’s $61B spending cuts

WA bill recognizes out-of-state same-sex marriages

Md. marriage could go to referendum

In midst of demographic collapse, Japan approves ‘morning after’ pill

Christians and Muslims clash in Egyptian capital

Massive investigation of Texas abortion clinics discovers serious legal violations

Casey Mattox: Stony Brook Young Americans for Freedom – Too Republican To Be Funded?

Baby Joseph’s family to appeal, while U.S. hospitals have agreed to take over care

Debate on Maryland marriage bill postponed until tomorrow, possible vote on Friday

Byron York: No guts, no glory: GOP should heed lesson of ’91

    Byron York writes at the Washington Examiner: “Now we’re in a political season in which it is Republicans who seem hesitant to challenge an incumbent president. And we’re seeing the emergence of a new conventional wisdom: Barack Obama will be very, very tough to beat.
    What a change. Back in 1991, the pundits discussed how hard it would be to defeat a president with a job approval rating of 90 percent. Now, they’re talking about how hard it would be to defeat a president with a job approval rating of 48 percent.”

  • Posted: 03/08/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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What Are Your Chances of Winning on Appeal?

    Howard Bashman has this commentary at the Legal Intelligencer via How Appealing: “In other words, it may be accurate that the U.S. Supreme Court only grants review on average of 2-3 percent of all paid (non-indigent) cases. But, of course, that does not mean that any given case has only (or sometimes even) a 2-3 percent chance of being granted review. On the contrary, although the average rate of obtaining review on petition for writ of certiorari at the U.S. Supreme Court is extremely low, certain cases exhibit features that can make the likelihood of review quite high . . . ”

  • Posted: 03/08/2011
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: howappealing.law.com

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Fla. House Speaker Dean Cannon wants to expand state Supreme Court to 10 justices, two panels

Cert. Denied In Challenge To “In God We Trust” Motto

Suit Charges University of California With Tolerating Dangerous Anti-Semitic Climate

Islamic Schools and American Civic Culture

School That Prevented Student From Handing Out Church Party Invitations Faces Lawsuit

School Puts Kibosh on Church Party Invitations

Victory for Christian student group as U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear appeal

“Gay couple files complaint against Christian B&B owners for refusing civil union ceremony”

Anti-abortion protesters to continue suit against Bel Air, state troopers

“Religion Financed With Student Fees”

School districts ban on 5th grader’s Christmas party invitation lands in federal court

Suit: N.E. Pa. school district barred girl from handing out fliers for church Christmas part

Chile Wins U.N’s ‘Protect Life Award’

Final appeal re: religious funding falls short

    One News Now: Jordan Lorence, senior counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund, is pleased that the ruling last September by the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has been upheld. He calls it “a great victory for religious liberty.” “By upholding a lower-court opinion that says the University of Wisconsin has to treat religious groups the same as secular student groups when it’s distributing money for these groups to advocate their ideas on campus,” Lorence explains, “[the court is saying] that it is wrong for them to think that there’s somehow a constitutional prohibition on funding private religious groups on the same terms and conditions as everybody else.”

  • Posted: 03/08/2011
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Council meeting to focus on prayer concerns

U.S. Supreme Court still reviewing teacher’s discrimination case against a MI Catholic School

New support for Prop. 8 marriage amendment

    SCOTUS Blog: “If no one has standing to appeal Judge Walker’s decision, the reply brief said, the effect would not be to put that decision into effect, thus allowing gay marriages to occur. Rather, the brief said, the Circuit Court would have no choice but to wipe out the Walker decision entirely, on the theory that he had no jurisdiction to issue such a sweeping ruling against Proposition 8′s enforcement.”

  • Posted: 03/08/2011
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.scotusblog.com

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RI: School Defies ACLU, Refuses to Remove Prayer Banner

Senate confirms three federal judges

Caterpillar’s Problem With Peoria: Why an American icon is looking beyond Illinois for its future

    Wall Street Journal (via Google): “Just over 100 ago, the company we know as Caterpillar began building track-type tractors at a plant on the banks of the Illinois River. From these humble origins in East Peoria—the factory had 12 employees when it started—this icon of the American Midwest has grown into one of the world’s most competitive manufacturers, recently forecasting record profits for 2011. The question is, how come its home state of Illinois has so little to show for it? Part of the answer has to do with the unvirtuous circle created when organized labor—public as well as private—forgets it has an interest in a growth-friendly environment.”

  • Posted: 03/08/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous

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Wis. Dems file ethics complaint against governor

Senate to vote on rival Democratic, GOP budgets

Abstinence message could save millions from AIDS in Africa

Muslim mob attacks Coptic church in Egypt

Thomas Sowell: Union Myths

GOP calls hearings on Obama anti-energy policies

Milwaukee teachers drop Viagra suit