Islamic sect kills pastor, church worker in north Nigeria

Anyone who wants Britain’s Christian heritage preserved must be glad that Rowan Williams spoke out

Church of England leader says British government moving too fast on policies no one voted for

PA: Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Diocese Of Allentown

Virginia Attorney General is Rising Pro-Life Star

Ron Paul: breakdown of family values, not gov’t, at heart of legal abortion

MT: Planned Parenthood Sues State Over Contraception Rights For Girls

Goodbye yellow brick road: Calif. high school a dead end for free speech

Romney sounds like JKF on role of religion in the Presidency; media raises homosexuality issues

Louisiana nominees for federal bench cruise through Senate hearing

WA Supreme Court: Due Process does not require “right to counsel” in early stages of truancy proceedings

    Bellevue Sch. Dist. v. E.S., No. 83024-0 (Wash. Jun. 9, 2011)(Concurrence) (Dissent)

    We are asked to decide whether the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution or the due process clause
    set forth in article I, section 3 of the Washington Constitution requires appointment of counsel to represent a child at an initial truancy hearing.
    The Court of Appeals, Division One held that due process protections compel appointment of counsel at that stage of a truancy proceeding. We hold that the Court of Appeals erred in making that determination and, therefore, reverse its decision . . .

    For reasons set forth above, we hold that the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution does not require that appointed counsel represent a child in an initial truancy hearing. We conclude, additionally, that in this context the Gunwall factors do not support an independent inquiry under article I, section 3 of the Washington Constitution. The Court of Appeals is reversed.


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“Study: Female soldiers in war zones as resilient as men”

    Reuters on TrustLaw: Contrary to popular belief women who go to war respond to combat trauma much like their male counterparts,” said Dawne Vogt, of the Veterans Administration National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the lead author of the study . . . She added that the findings, published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, ran contrary to popular belief and previous research.


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Cal. Appellate Court: Dad can paste daughter’s face on porn photo

    A Milpitas man who used a computer to paste photos of his 13-year-old daughter’s head onto bodies of women in graphic poses shouldn’t have been convicted of possessing child pornography because the pictures didn’t show minors engaging in sex acts, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.


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China rejects UN panel pressure on Tibetan monks

MA: Cambridge to give stipend to same-sex employees

U.S. Appeals Court: Schools Can Ban Worship | Christianity Today

Desert Sands Unified School District inks $45K in refund checks over Bible bricks

Jordan Lorence: Church is like a rodeo? A court ruling says it is

Feds rule against a second Catholic college

Grassley Critiques Qualifications of Four Judicial Nominees

A Plan for Rebuilding Marriage and Family in America | The Heritage Foundation

    This breakdown of the American family has dire implications for American society and the U.S. economy. Halting and reversing the sustained trends of nearly four decades will not happen by accident. The federal, state, and local governments need to eliminate marriage penalties created by the tax code and welfare programs and instead use existing resources to better encourage and support family life.


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Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty: 9th Circuit Hears Argument Over Use of the Bible in Idaho Schools

San Francisco Considering Law Attacking Pregnancy Centers

Catholic League: U.N. Panel’s Bogus Appeal to Ireland

Diversity Increases Among High Court Practitioners

    Law.com: Since the days of Daniel Webster and Francis Scott Key, U.S. Supreme Court advocacy has been dominated by white men. It took until 1993 for a ladies’ room to be installed near the lawyers’ lounge at the Court. But change has arrived in the upper echelons of Supreme Court practice.


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Notre Dame Trustee Quits After Criticism of Pro-Abortion Donations

Housing Bust Hits Lower-Priced Homes Hardest – 63% Drop Since 2007

    NCPA Policy Digest: The housing bust has been kinder to higher-priced homes than to lower-priced ones, says USA Today. Nationwide, top-tier homes have lost 38 percent of their value since prices peaked in 2006. By contrast, prices for bottom-tier homes have dropped 63 percent since peaking in 2007, says real estate website Zillow.com.


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  • Source: www.ncpa.org

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Ohio man faces 20 years in abortion-gunpoint case

ACLU goes after Utah harm to minors law restricting Web material

AFL-CIO urges recess appointment for Warren to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    The Hill: Last month, 44 GOP senators said they would filibuster any nominee to head up the agency unless changes were made to the bureau. That has been countered by a letter from 89 House Democrats sent to Obama last week calling for a recess appointment of Warren as head of the bureau.


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Americans Will Suffer Under The New Obamacare Mandates

Poll: Majority of Americans, Young Adults Say Abortion Wrong