“Italy court rules gays have right to ‘family life’”

Obama Kills Texas Women’s Health Program Over Planned Parenthood

Rick Santorum signs Oklahoma Personhood Amendment petition

“English Catholic congregation shocked as gay activist disrupts Mass with video cam”

“Senate approves California’s first openly gay federal judge” on 91-6 vote

Israel: Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest school ruling

South Dakota Becomes 15th to Cut Abortion in Obamacare

Obamacare Costs More Than Twice As Much As Obama Claimed; Stimulus Creates Debt, Not Jobs

Obama’s Abortion Funding Plan: Another Shoe Drops Forcing Americans to pay for Abortion Coverage

Washington: Marriage ref.: Catholic prelates weigh in

Hungary Has Sharp Words for EU

Cameron and Boris back Christians’ right to wear cross despite official filings

Second Church in Central Nigerian City Bombed in Two Weeks

Palestinian Authority refuses to recognize Baptist Church in Bethlehem

UK: “Government publishes marriage ‘consultation’”

UK: Critics brand gay marriage consultation a ‘sham’

Foreign holdings of U.S. debt at all time high

Sen. Lugar ruled ineligible to vote

Democrats raise violence against women act with “transgender” protections

Abortion foes to say exorcism prayers in southwest Ohio

Charlize Theron Adopts Son, Puts Spotlight on Single-Parent Adoption

    Findlaw: Charlize Theron’s adoption as a single parent may not have been possible even as recently as the 1970s, when such adoptions were illegal in some states. But that’s changed, and now single-parent adoptions are allowed in every U.S. state, according to the University of Oregon’s Adoption History Project.


  • Posted: 03/15/2012
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: blogs.findlaw.com

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Del. Superior Court stipulated order extends “spousal privilege” to same-sex couple

Alan E. Sears: “First Abortion Pills For All, Now Surgical Abortions, Too?”

Va. Honor Student Sues After School District Rejects Church Volunteer Credit

Christian college wants equal treatment | One News Now

CBO: Health law could cause as many as 20 million to lose employer coverage

“Bill named for EMU student dismissed for refusing to counsel gay client clears committee” | AnnArbor.com

KY: Bullying bill failure leads to Capitol confrontation | State-Journal

George F. Will: Union business, on the taxpayers’ dime

    George F. Will at Washington Post: This is a crucial difference between release-time provisions negotiated by private companies: In the private sector, unions are not effectively on both sides of the negotiation table. Collusion between the employer and the employees union is inherent in public-sector unionization, particularly because public-sector employers and employees have congruent interests in increasing government budgets.


  • Posted: 03/15/2012
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore pulls off political resurrection

Jeff Jacoby: “On Trial at Rutgers: Hate Crime or Thought Crime?”

U.S. First Circuit nominee’s hearing goes ‘very smoothly’

Report: Number of Planned Parenthood Clinics Declines Again

Unheard Voice in NJ Surrogate Case — the Birth Mother’s

Government Issues First Ever Permit To Kill Bald Eagle For Religious Purposes

    Religion Clause Blog: In what is seen as an important vindication of Native American religious freedom, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week issued a permit to allow the Northern Arapaho tribe to kill up to two bald eagles (without eggs or nestlings) this year for religious purposes.


  • Posted: 03/15/2012
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  • Category: Religious Liberty

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White House Negotiates With Bishops re: Obamacare and Religious Freedom

Russian Court Backs Government’s Rejection of Olympic “Pride House”

Steve Chapman: Collateral Damage from ‘Reproductive Rights’

Rebecca Hagelin: “Abortion’s Slippery Slope: When People aren’t ‘Persons’”

SCOTUS Argument Preview: Who is a decedent’s child?

    SCOTUS Blog: The following contribution is by Kristine S. Knaplund, Professor of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California. Professor Knaplund has written extensively on the legal and ethical issues that arise when children are conceived and born years after a genetic parent has died, including articles in the Arizona Law Review, Kansas Law Review, the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy, the Michigan Journal of Law Review, and the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal. She is an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and serves as Vice Chair of the ABA Elder Law, Disability Planning and Bioethics Group.


  • Posted: 03/15/2012
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.scotusblog.com

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