RI ACLU seeks injunction to remove school’s prayer banner

Secretary Clinton to Release Report on International Religious Freedom on September 13

Another Life Victory! Planned Parenthood Won’t Appeal Abortion Consent Act to State Supreme Court

Countries With Worst Religious Freedom Grades Are Mostly Islamic

National Right to Life responds to unborn pain study

LA Times: “North Carolina’s gay-marriage fight — and the meaning for Obama”

Australia: Lesbian foster couple dress boy as girl

NYU, U. of Arizona to study causes behind suicide risk for LGBT youth per $2.8M taxpayer grant

    EurekaAlert.org: Researchers at New York University and the University of Arizona will study the causes behind suicide risk for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth over a three-year period. Their study, under a $2.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, is also intended to discover avenues of interventions to lower the risk of suicide among LGBT teenagers and those in their early 20s.


  • Posted: 09/12/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.eurekalert.org

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Curtailing religious freedom leads to more violence not less

    One World South Asia: The more a society tries to curtail religious freedom, more is the likelihood of violence and minority persecution, says Brian Grim, co-author of The Price of Freedom Denied: Religious Persecution in the 21st Century. Through this book, Grim and co-author Roger Finke, offer a global profile of religious freedom and religious persecution. Grim and Finke find that persecution is evident in all regions and that government and the society at large serve to restrict religious freedoms.


  • Posted: 09/12/2011
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: southasia.oneworld.net

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“Same-sex marriage — be careful what you wish for”

    Gregg Herman at Wisconsin Law Journal: But, before we go any further, a disclaimer: It is not my purpose to opine as to whether this legislation should be enacted by a state. Certainly, all divorce lawyers, from strictly a business point of view, should support such legislation. As the joke goes, the leading cause of divorce is marriage. This article does not seek to editorialize, but only to outline on the legal ramifications and discuss the pros and cons of the different means of ending relationships.


  • Posted: 09/12/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: wislawjournal.com

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Pro-Life World Congress to be held in Costa Rica in October

Evangelical pastors heed a political calling for 2012

Shock: No jail time for woman who strangled newborn because Canada accepts abortion, says judge

Pro-Life Group Lists Companies Backing Planned Parenthood

Yale brings back Air Force ROTC after long absence

How Lawprofs Outside the Top 15 Schools Can Still Have a Big Impact on their Fields

Sen. Tom Coburn blocked attempt to fill federal appeals court vacancy, Oklahoma attorneys say

“Queer by Choice, Not by Chance: Against Being ‘Born This Way’”

    Lindsay Miller at The Atlantic: Obviously, no one sits down and makes a rational decision about who to fall in love with, but I get frustrated with the veiled condescension of straight people who believe that queers “can’t help it,” and thus should be treated with tolerance and pity. To say “I was born this way” is to apologize for the person I am and for whom I love. It’s like saying I would be different if I could. I wouldn’t.


  • Posted: 09/12/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.theatlantic.com

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Another Law School Caught In A Lie

Justice on Display: Should Judges Deliberate in Public?

    TIME: But what if courts had to act transparently — the way other parts of government do — and let us watch them deliberate? That is the question chief justice Shirley Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is asking. Last week she proposed a series of reforms for her court.


  • Posted: 09/12/2011
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.time.com

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Africa and Middle East in spotlight as group launched to tackle homophobia

Congressman to testify in UK Parliament on Islam

Albuquerque’s Sandia Foundation Profits from Troubled Late-term Abortion Business

Parents could be barred from knowing sex of unborn baby

Hearing starts for Kan. abortionist

Chuck Colson: “The cohabitation revolution: kids pay the price”

    Chuck Colson at LifeSiteNews.com: The study finds that cohabitation has increased fourteen-fold since 1970. This means that about 24 percent of children are born to cohabiting couples today. Meanwhile, another 20 percent are part of a cohabiting household at some point during their growing-up years. That means nearly half of all American children have lived in a home where the adults are merely living together rather than married.


  • Posted: 09/12/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.lifesitenews.com

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HHS Blocks Abstinence Education As ‘Unallowable’

Canada: Is home-schooling a better option than public school?

N Korea implicated in missionary death

Pakistan:Islamic Rage Aimed At Christian Children

The Case Against Pro-Life Physicians: Bias Begins at Med School Interview

Obama Admin Targets Down Syndrome Babies Under Obamacare

Chinese question one-child policy: A generation less willing to follow the party line

Bainbridge News Constitutional Speaker Returns

6th Circuit: Regs on sex-focused businesses remain

Use Of Surrogate Sex Partners Rising Among Women

Star Parker: Of Course Social Security Is a Ponzi Scheme

    Star Parker at Townhall: I have a great plan for “saving” Social Security. Today’s average U.S. life expectancy is 78 years. Let’s make the retirement age to collect Social Security 79. Presto. The “system” is saved (or until life expectancy increases, at which point we can raise the retirement age again). Pretty dumb? Sure. But if the goal is “saving” the system, nothing would work better.


  • Posted: 09/12/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Toronto allows imams to conduct prayers in public school

Australia: Non-government schools under attack

9/11 memorial events: London Islamists burn American flag outside US embassy; waive Islamic global domination signs

10th Circuit Rejects Challenge To Polygamy Ban As Frivolous

SpongeBob in hot water from study of 4-year-olds

    AP: The cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year-olds.


  • Posted: 09/12/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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Ed Meese: Preserve the Constitution, Now More Than Ever

    Ed Meese at The Heritage Foundation: In that spirit, The Heritage Foundation is hosting an extraordinary series of events as we do our part to Preserve the Constitution. Heritage’s Preserve the Constitution Series will feature the nation’s most respected judges, legal scholars, and policy analysts as they discuss how to combat these attacks on the rule of law and the Constitution.


  • Posted: 09/12/2011
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: blog.heritage.org

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Unable to pay child support, poor parents jailed

    MSNBC.com: It may not be a crime to be poor, but it can land you behind bars if you also are behind on your child-support payments. Thousands of so-called “deadbeat” parents are jailed each year in the U.S. after failing to pay court-ordered child support — the vast majority of them for withholding or hiding money out of spite or a feeling that they’ve been unfairly gouged by the courts.


  • Posted: 09/12/2011
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.msnbc.msn.com

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Rick Perry: I am going to be honest with the American people

    USATODAY.com: The first step to fixing a problem is honestly admitting there is a problem. America’s goal must be to fix Social Security by making it more financially sound and sustainable for the long term. But Americans deserve a frank and honest discussion of the dire financial challenges facing the nearly 80-year-old program.


  • Posted: 09/12/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.usatoday.com

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Legal Periodical: Lynch v. Donnelly and the Terminal Silliness of Secularized Religious Symbols

Legal Periodical: “Constitutional Divide: The Transformative Significance of the School Prayer Decisions”