Pakistan: 500 attack Christian neighborhood

Hundreds of Christians slain in Nigeria; thousands flee

Pakistan’s bishops react to bin Laden’s death; schools closed, churches guarded

North Korean political prison camps growing – Amnesty

Liberty Counsel: Federal Healthcare Law to be Argued Next Week in 4th Circuit

    Liberty Counsel: Mat Staver will present oral argument at the federal court of appeals on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 9:30 am ET, challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “ObamaCare.” The case, Liberty University v. Geithner, will be heard at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at 1000 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia. Liberty Counsel represents Liberty University and two private individuals. On the same day, the court of appeals will also hear the case of Commonwealth of Virginia v. Sebelius


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New BBC Chairman Lord Patten attacks ‘intolerant’ secularists

Scientologists say Russia lifts publications ban

Nebraska Bill Banning Webcam, Telemed Abortions Passes Cmte

World population to pass 7 billion on October 31: U.N.

TX: Senators put poison pill in bill to defund Planned Parenthood

Canada: Muslim students at Carleton seek larger prayer room

Florida Bill Would Repeal Ban on Funding for Religious Groups

Groups speak out ahead of abortion bill hearings

Texas: Senate OKs bill to require sonogram before abortion

Plans to lift ban on RC monarch dropped

Pennsylvania marriage amendment introduced

NY: “Cuomo ‘optimistic’ on gay-marriage legislation”

Iowa Lawmakers Send Fetal Pain Abortion Ban to Senate Floor

Catholic Colleges Drop Abortion, Planned Parenthood Links

Fla. Senate votes to put changes in Supreme Court on ballot

Cambodia takes dispute with Thailand to UN court

Reid seeking to force Senate vote on nomination of John J. McConnell to U.S. District Court for R.I.

Sweeney, Christie end impasse over N.J. Supreme Court nomination

Chris Christie Talks Reform at Harvard Education School

‘Playing Jesus wrecked my career’: Passion of the Christ actor said Hollywood has shunned him

Students Sue NY School District for Rejecting Christian Club

Planned Parenthood Settles Case Alleging Informed Consent Violation

    National Right to Life News: In light of this decision, and after a psychologist “found that the abortion had caused her to suffer significant psychological harm, including post-traumatic stress disorder,” Planned Parenthood agreed to avoid a trial and settled the lawsuit, according to an Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) news release. “The health and safety of young girls is far more important than Planned Parenthood’s desire to make money on an abortion,” said ADF Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden, who represented the family. Aden could not release specific details of the settlement because of a confidentiality order.


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Supreme Court Denies Review In Case Involving San Francisco’s Resolution Criticizing Cardinal Levada

Hicksville High Nixes Christian Club

    Charisma Online: Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed a lawsuit Monday on behalf of a student-led Christian club against the Hicksville Union Free School District for denying recognition to the group because of supposed “budgetary concerns.” . . . “Public schools cannot ban Christian student clubs simply because they are religious,” says ADF Senior Counsel David Cortman. “If officials at government-run schools did their homework, they’d know that students have a constitutionally protected right to express their beliefs. It’s ridiculous that Hicksville High School says it has no budget for a Christian club but somehow has enough for a ping pong club.” . . .


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President Declares May 5 National Day of Prayer

Muslim event in Oregon canceled due to threats

Iowa: ACLU honors ousted justices

ACLU bids to reinstate suit over Walmart worker’s medical marijuana firing

GOP could allow ‘clean’ vote on raising $14.3T national debt ceiling

    LifeNews: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) suggested Tuesday that Republicans may allow a clean vote on raising the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling in order to demonstrate that it lacks the votes to advance through Congress absent reforms.


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White House: Obama Would Veto Bill Banning Tax-Funded Abortions

Video: Dearborn Muslims Mob Pastor Terry Jones: The First “No Go Zone” on American Soil?

DOJ seeks to force MS schools to abide by order

DOJ let into suit on SC jail’s Bible-only policy

Health Reform Will Exacerbate Physician Shortfall

    NCPA Policy Digest: The new health reform law will exacerbate this problem by increasing the number of individuals insured through government programs. Doctors that remain after reform is instituted are increasingly likely to join “concierge practices,” limiting the number of patients they see and refusing both government and private insurance, says Tanner.


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Health Insurance Exchanges Present Tough Decision for State Policymakers

Canada’s Conservatives score massive election win

US Debt Rating Should Be ‘C’: Independent Agency

    CNBC: While Standard and Poor’s recently downgraded its U.S. debt outlook to negative from stable, implying that a ratings cut could happen in two years, one independent ratings agency has given the U.S. sovereign rating a “C”.


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Ron Paul: On constitutional concerns

The Evidence Is In: School Vouchers Work

Legal Periodical: A Religious View of the Foundations of International Law

Legal Periodical: The Wall Comes Tumbling Down: The Establishment Clause Collides with School Choice

Legal Periodical: The Religion Clauses as Mutually Reinforcing Mandates: Why the Arguments for Rigorously Enforcing the Free Exercise Clause and Establishment Clause are Stronger When Both Clauses are Taken Seriously

    Brownstein, Alan E., The Religion Clauses as Mutually Reinforcing Mandates: Why the Arguments for Rigorously Enforcing the Free Exercise Clause and Establishment Clause are Stronger When Both Clauses are Taken Seriously (April 25, 2011). Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 32, 2011; UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 255. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1822512


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Legal Periodical: Curing a Monumental Error: The Presumptive Unconstitutionality of Ten Commandments Displays

Legal Periodical: What is a ‘Human Right’?

Legal Periodical: The Grounds of Human Rights