Jeff Shafer: “We hate you. Now give us your kids so that we can turn them against you.”

    ADF attorney Jeff Shafer writes at the Speak Up Movement University Blog: The monopoly authority to centrally influence how young people understand the world is quite a prize. As we have explored in past posts (see, e.g., here and here), the idea of the religious neutrality of secularism is a myth. Secularism is a rival religion. But the myth of its non-religious character secures its governing role in our system, due to the constitutional interpretation which hands civic control exclusively to the “non-religious.” (It’s all in the categorizing, you see.) From that position of authority it is uniquely empowered to fulfill its own Great Commission to go and make disciples. Its control over the State Church of Education gives it a tremendous competitive advantage.


  • Posted: 03/22/2011
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: blog.speakupmovement.org

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SD governor signs 3-day wait for abortion into law

“Majority of U.S. Catholics back gay rights in survey”

Cambodia bans foreign men over 50 marrying local women

AB 32: California ‘Cap And Trade’ Program Suspended By Judge

    Huffington Post: “San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ernest Goldsmith ruled Friday that state air quality regulators failed to properly consider alternatives to their so-called cap-and-trade program, a key piece of California’s landmark global warming law, AB 32. Goldsmith ruled that the failure to consider alternatives violated state environmental law, so the California Air Resources Board must conduct further review before implementing the plan.”


  • Posted: 03/22/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

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Child support: Deadbeat dad is asking Supreme Court for legal help for parents facing jail

    Washington Post: A South Carolina father who was repeatedly jailed after insisting he couldn’t make child-support payments of about $50 a week is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to end five states’ practice of locking up delinquent parents without providing them with a lawyer.


  • Posted: 03/22/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Texas lawmakers file ‘loser pays’ bills in House, Senate

Virginia pushes anew for Supreme Court review of US health care law

Dickinson College adding unisex restrooms

NPR: “Abortion Foes Target Family Planning Program”

    NPR: The Title X Family Planning program, established in 1970 with bipartisan support in Congress and signed into law by President Nixon, has been largely noncontroversial. It makes no funds available for abortion, and focuses on what Nixon characterized as the premise that “no American woman should be denied access to family planning assistance because of her economic condition.” But funding for Title X, which serves more than 5 million men and women annually, is on House Republicans’ chopping block.


  • Posted: 03/22/2011
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.npr.org

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“Aiming to change birth records, transgender people say NYC rules ask too much, file lawsuits”

ACLU: Louisiana school orders student to remove “pro-gay” shirt

Pro-Life Attorney Takes on USA Today on Promoting Abortion

Court Hears Claim Of Forced Roma Sterilization in Slovakia

NARAL praises Brown for opposing full defunding of Planned Parenthood

Canada: “Gay-straight groups not mandatory, education ministry says”

“Netherlands: Gay couple sues mayor, police for failing to protect them from Muslim violence and intimidation”

UK: Anti-Christian “Equality commission to be restricted, says Home Office”

Irish church wins court case over banned Bible ad with word “sodomy”

Why Do We Let Them Dress Like That?

Alaska bill would restrict collective bargaining for public unions

Fiscal groups call for Planned Parenthood defunding

Arizona Senate Toughens Proposed Ban on Abortions Based on Race, Gender

PA: Union rallies against proposed cuts to higher education

Fox News: “To Avoid Offense, Should Apple Avoid Religion?”

Russia’s trend for dipping children in frozen rivers

Kansas Senate panel passes parental consent and fetal pain abortion bills

Travis Barham: “Standing at the Supreme Court: When Can Students Challenge Speech Codes?”

Erik Stanley: “Illegally Taxed Arizona Church Sues to Prevent Foreclosure”

Gary McCaleb: “Military To Chaplains: Reconsider Your Calling”

Exodus Responds to Apple Petition to Pull ‘Gay Cure’ App

UK: Sex education materials should be licensed, says MP

China denies obstructing Google’s Gmail service

UK: Foreign students to be cut by 25 per cent

Florida: Abortion ultrasound measure advances in House

“Trans Rights Group: Montana Bill Banning LGBT Work Protections Unconstitutional”

Cleveland: Planned Parenthood rallies to continue getting taxpayer money

Planned Parenthood asks for Hoosier help this week

Planned Parenthood Wins Over Another Republican

Baby Joseph gets tracheotomy, will be able to go home

OR: Strip Clubs Laws In Question

Phyllis Schlafly: Education Spending Has a Simple Solution

    Phyllis Schlafly writes at Townhall: As the new Republican House majority wrestles with ways to cut our unsustainable budget deficit, Barack Obama threw down the gauntlet. On March 14, he said, “We cannot cut education.” But why not? If we are going to cut programs that are proven to have failed to achieve their goals, federal spending on education should be at the top of the list.


  • Posted: 03/22/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Does the Minnesota Medical Association Support Human Cloning?

California Bans Christian Song in Talent Show, Then Changes Policy

Baptist Press: Abortion rights supporters find new target: crisis pregnancy centers

LifeSiteNews: New York City sued over crisis pregnancy center gag law

NRL News: Crisis Pregnancy Center Expected to Challenge New NY City Regulation Impeding Work of Women-Helping Centers

AZ church on brink of losing it all

School bans disabled talent show boy from singing and dancing to song about Jesus because it was ‘too religious’

Death Struggles Return

Obama Nomination of Six For Appeals Court Shows Abortion Extremism

The Prenatal Testing Sham

“US demanding gay rights support at UN body”

Justice Dept. goes after schools that exclude applicants with HIV/AIDS

N. Ireland police to stop favoring Catholic recruits

Judge Bruce Zager prepares for move to Iowa Supreme Court

Wisc. Supreme Court debate focuses on rancor among current justices

    Journal-Sentinel: “In a further sign of acrimony on the state’s highest court, Supreme Court Justice David Prosser said Monday that discord among the seven justices would dissipate with his election next month because some of his fellow jurists don’t want him re-elected . . . In recent weeks the Supreme Court election has been portrayed as a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to end most collective bargaining for most of the state’s public workers. In effect, a Prosser election defeat would be viewed as a victory for unions.”


  • Posted: 03/22/2011
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.jsonline.com

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Wiley Rein to Partner with George Mason University School of Law in Launch of Supreme Court Clinic

Wisc. Attorney General appeals restraining order on labor law

    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: “In a case that appears bound for the state Supreme Court, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Monday asked the state appeals court to lift a Dane County judge’s hold on a law sharply curtailing public union bargaining. The Court of Appeals panel in Madison quickly responded Monday by asking for information from the prosecutor on the other side of the case by the end of Tuesday . . . ”


  • Posted: 03/22/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.jsonline.com

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Supreme Court Denies Review In Tax Case On Definition of “Church”

Dispute Over Ouster of Mosque Trustees Reignites Debate Over U.S. Courts Applying Shariah Law

Argument preview: Attorneys’ fees for prevailing defendants

    SCOTUS Blog: “2 U.S.C. § 1988 authorizes courts to award reasonable attorneys’ fees to prevailing parties in civil rights litigation. In Hensley v. Eckerhart (1983), the Court held that prevailing defendants can generally recover their fees only when “the suit was vexatious, frivolous, or brought to harass or embarrass the defendant.” Today, in Fox v. Vice (No. 10-114), the Court will hear oral argument regarding whether a defendant can recover fees for a federal civil rights claim that is determined to be frivolous . . . ”


  • Posted: 03/22/2011
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.scotusblog.com

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Florida pastor oversees Quran burning

Emerging powers join in opposition over Libya strikes

Republican says action in Libya is an ‘affront’ to the US Constitution