The Washington Post: A federal appeals court has backed a West Virginia school’s decision to suspend a high school senior grader for creating a web page ridiculing another student. | Kowalski v. Berkeley County Schools
ABC (includes video): The debate about whether to legally support same sex marriage has divided the Labor Party, but are they really focusing on what matters most to Australian people?
FoxNews.com: In this particular situation, however, I think that the way telemedicine is being utilized to dispense abortion pills is something that could potentially put many young women at risk for both physical and psychological problems.
Catholic Culture: Father Donald Rutherford, a priest of the Diocese of Albany, has been named the US Army’s chief of chaplains. Father Rutherford, who holds the rank of major general, served in his diocese from 1981 until 1990, when Bishop Howard Hubbard released him for military service.
The Christian Institute: GPs are free to pray with their patients as long as they are receptive to the offer, the UK’s leading medical defence group has said.
LifeSiteNews.com: n disturbing testimony during court proceedings against a well-known Florida abortionist, a fellow abortionist reportedly admitted that some aborted children are delivered alive and left “wiggling around in the toilet,” where they are allowed to die.
The Blog of Legal Times: The Thomas More Law Center today announced that it had filed its petition for certiorari in Thomas More Law Center v. Obama, its challenge to a June 29 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit that upheld the so-called “individual mandate” under the landmark health care legislation.
LifeNews.com: Nebraska abortions are down 10 percent during the first six months of 2011, according to a preliminary report from the state health department, and it appears a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy may be the cause.
Religion Clause: Court Rejects Vaccination Exemption Claim: In Caviezel v. Great Neck Public Schools, (ED NY, July 23, 2011), a New York federal district court rejected parents’ claim for a religious exemption under NY Public Health Law Sec. 2164(9) from the requirements for vaccination of their child against certain diseases in order to attend public school.
Religion Clause:: The owners of a Tempe, Arizona apartment complex have paid Soha Abdelrahman and her husband, Hany Ibrahim, $197,500 to settle claims that Villatree Apartments discriminated against the couple because they were Arab, Egyptian and Muslim.
Michael Medved at Townhall: Thanks to California’s newly-enacted “Gay History” law, William Rufus Devane King will finally receive the comprehensive classroom attention that previous generations of educators had so cruelly denied.
LifeNews.com: After his two home state Senators announced opposition to his nomination by President Barack Obama to a federal appeals court, pro-abortion former Kansas Attorney General Steve Six has seen expected votes in the Senate Judiciary come and go without action. Now, another vote is expected on the controversial nominee on Thursday in the committee that Democrats control.
Controversial law prof rejected by U.S. Senate might sit on Cal. Supreme Court for Prop. 8 arguments
The Barna Group: The three oldest generational segments of America’s population have been actively redefining their faith over the past two decades. A new analysis of Barna Group data from nationwide tracking surveys covering the last two decades reveals that in regard to 14 religious variables examined, each of the generational segments has experienced significant change concerning about half of those variables.
A federal judge has dismissed one of the lawsuits filed against President Barack Obama’s executive order forcing taxpayers to finance embryonic stem cell research involving the destruction of human life.
Cardinal Newman Society Campus Notes: In light of a pending lawsuit against The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC — claiming that its move toward single-sex residence halls is sex discrimination under the Distict of Columbia Human Rights Law — The Cardinal Newman Society today released a legal memo prepared by Dale Schowengerdt, an attorney at the Alliance Defense Fund, to advise Catholic college leaders on the legality of single-sex dorms. The introduction to the memo states . . .
Late Tuesday a federal district court in New Mexico declared unconstitutional a provision of Albuquerque’s system of public funding for elections that provides taxpayer funding to legislative candidates based on opposition speech.
ADF Attorney Austin R. Nimocks at Public Discourse: he state should uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, because the state’s interest in marriage is fundamentally about public, not private, purposes for marriage. Adapted from testimony delivered before the United States Senate.
U.S. Dept. of State: We are concerned by the Government of Vietnam’s decision to return long-time human rights defender Father Nguyen Van Ly to prison on July 25.
OneNewsNow.com: The problem, though, is rather than allowing these fliers to be sent home with the students, as they had done in the past, they’ve now restricted them all to placing them in the front office to be taken home — which is very rarely visited by students, obviously, unless they’re in trouble,” says Cortman.
Greg Scott at Human Events: So when Minnery said that he assumed that “nuclear family” meant Mom, Dad and kids, he was somewhere around 99.99999% right. Or, one might say that the good senator was 99.99999% wrong, and should reconsider the weight of Minnery’s principled science.
The Christian Century: 2007 national survey of newly established Protestant churches found that 12 percent met in schools . . . The Bronx church is seeking a rehearing. Jordan Lorence, senior counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, which represents the church, expects the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn the ruling. “Religious groups, including churches, shouldn’t be discriminated against simply because they want to rent a public building just like other groups can,” Lorence said.
Pole Dancing Class For 7-Year-Olds Slammed: Family campaigners have blasted a British fitness group for teaching pole dancing to girls aged seven — and putting pictures of them on the internet. The photos show youngsters upside down on poles dressed in shorts, crop tops and vests.
Constitution does not prohibit cross at 9/11 memorial, ADF attorneys explain