Legal Peridocal: Historical Analogies, Slippery Slopes, And The Question Of Euthanasia,

ADF takes Utah roadside crosses case to U.S. Supreme Court

Kevin Theriot: “Poetic Justice” – National Day of Prayer ruling adds to list of recent setbacks for anti-religious forces

Ga. judge allows charges against assisted suicide group to go forward

Vladimir Putin promises £33 billion to boost birth rate

China Speeds Yuan Push

UK government loses battle to keep abortion statistics secret

Indiana Senate OKs Planned Parenthood $ Ban, Fetal Pain Ban

NV: Assembly passes transgender discrimination bill

Scottish Greens call for full same-sex “marriage”

Texas Pro-Life Groups Disagree on Revised Ultrasound Bill

UK: Police ban Islamists’ royal wedding protest

Massachusetts Pro-Life Group Riled by State-Funded Sex Education Website

Groups team up to coordinate marriage redefinition in NY

Ala. Senate committee to vote later on abortion limit

Airport screeners need runoff vote to choose union

CBS Editors Refuse To Release Full Audio Of Obama Hot Mic Recording!

Catholic Diocese of Austin, TX: Homeschoolers Need Not Apply

17 Catholic Senators vote for Planned Parenthood funding, 7 vote against

Claim: Romanian hospitals queasy over abortion at Christmas, Easter

Ontario Bishops ask all Catholic high schools to implement “gay anti-bullying clubs”

‘Sex change’ for 10-year-old boy ok says Australian judge

Young mother with cancer sacrifices life for unborn child

Efforts to defund Planned Parenthood move to state level

Roommate charged with hate crime in NJ suicide for filming same sex encounter

Hopes of reform fade as veterans take control of Cuba’s Communist Party

    The Independent: That 79-year-old Raul Castro, who has effectively run the country since late 2006 because of a stomach infection that nearly killed Fidel, was appointed as first secretary of the party surprised no one. However, the choice of Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, who fought alongside Fidel to overthrow the US-backed Fulgencio Batista in 1959, as his deputy and Ramiro Valdes, 78, as his number three quashed hopes that a new generation of Cuban leaders could take on senior roles.


  • Posted: 04/20/2011
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  • Category: Global: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Freedom from Religion Foundation: “Michigan judge: County can bar nativity scene”

ACLU: Massachusetts High Court Says Evidence Of Non-Criminal Marijuana Possession Does Not Authorize Police Searches

China rights lawyer resurfaces amid crackdown

Bill aims to honor Jewish chaplains at Arlington

Vatican honoring Chinese Catholic layman

Efforts to Ban the Burqa Go Well Beyond France

Ariz. gov mulls ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ license plate

    AP: Tea party supporters in Arizona could show off their affinity for the movement on their vehicles if Gov. Jan Brewer signs a bill sent to her Wednesday creating a special “Don’t Tread On Me” license plate.


  • Posted: 04/20/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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ADF Allied Attorney Success Stories: April 2011

    Congratulations to allied attorneys Aaron White, Cathi Herrod, Deborah Sheasby, J. Lee McCoy, John Mauck, John Stemberger, Josh and Jamie Grosshans, Judith Fouladi, Mark Matney, John Stepanovich, Mark Rienzi, Martina Kulick, Michael Tierney, Stephen Casey, Stephen Wallace, Timothy Fox, Wallace Larson, as well as new Honor Corps members, George Weaver, Joseph La Rue, Natalie Decker, Tyson Langhofer and Valerie LeMaster, for their recent accomplishments and successes listed below. Please take time to congratulate them!


  • Posted: 04/20/2011
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  • Category: ADF in the News

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Baptist Press: House chooses high-profile attorney to defend DOMA

Christian Post: “Boehner Hires Lawyer to Defend DOMA, Demands DOJ Pick Up the Tab”

On Top Magazine: “Law Firm Hired By John Boehner To Defend DOMA Is Gay Friendly”

The Death of Roe v. Wade: Supporters and opponents of abortion seem to agree: It’s no longer the law of the land.

Law Professor Calls for Koran Burning Ban and Broader Ban on Defamation of Religions

Supreme Court: In accepting federal funding, states don’t waive sovereign immunity under RLUIPA

McCain applauds veto of ‘birther’ bill

Walter E. Williams: Academic Rot

    Walter E. Williams at Townhall: The magazine’s Winter 2010 edition contains an article by Dr. Candace de Russy, former member of the board of trustees of the State University of New York (SUNY), titled “Hate-America Sociology.” De Russy’s colleague sent her a copy of a student’s exam from an introductory sociology class found lying in a room at an East Coast public college. The professor had given it a perfect score of 100. Here are some of the questions asked and the student’s written response . . .


  • Posted: 04/20/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Obama administration officials tried to keep S&P rating at ‘stable’

Ken Klukowski: Justices against court-imposed cap-and-trade

Oregon School Heeds PJI Warning, Allows Student Speech on “Day of Silence”

The Silent Extermination of Iraq’s ‘Christian Dogs’

Legal Periodical: But How will the People Know? Public Opinion As A Meager Influence In Shaping Contemporary Supreme Court Decision Making

    Tom Goldstein and Amy Howe, But How will the People Know? Public Opinion As A Meager Influence In Shaping Contemporary Supreme Court Decision Making, 109 Mich. L. Rev.963, 978 (2011) Online: http://www.michiganlawreview.org/assets/pdfs/109/6/goldstein_howe.pdf


  • Posted: 04/20/2011
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  • Category: Bench & Bar

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Legal Periodical: Legislating After Janice M.: The Constitutionality Of Recognizing De Facto Parenthood In Maryland

Legal Periodical: Parents, Students, And The Pledge Of Allegiance: Why Courts Must Protect The Marketplace Of Student Ideas,

Legal Periodical: Children, Parents & The State: The Construction Of A New Family Ideology

Legal Periodical: Government Property and Government Speech

    Blocher Joseph, Government Property and Government Speech (August 4, 2010). William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 52, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1653644 The relationship between property and speech is close but complicated. Speakers use places and things to deliver their messages, and rely on property …


  • Posted: 04/20/2011
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: ssrn.com

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