Court clears path for health lawsuit; Bible publisher wins injunction

Nova Scotia would be ‘worst place in Canada’ for homeschoolers if gvmt heeds new report

Alberta School Boards Association rejects ‘sexual orientation’ policy

Luxembourg legalises abortion on demand

12 women died from abortion complications in 2008, double previous year: CDC

Assisted Suicide Not Legal in Montana Despite Media’s Claims | LifeNews

Canada: 491 Babies Born Alive After Failed Abortions, Left to Die

UNFPA’S Dark View

U.N. to Seek Control of the Internet

Supermarkets call for longer Sunday trading at Christmas

UK: “At least 118 Tory MPs to rebel over gay marriage”

2 groups start same-sex marriage initiatives in Ark.

Study: Same-sex marriage amendment would impact 600 Indiana laws

AP nixes ‘homophobia’, ‘ethnic cleansing’

Defining Marriage: Irresistible Force Meets Immovable Object?

    First Things: The movement toward same-sex “marriage” has every appearance of being an irresistible force, with recent elections indicating the inexorability of its spread across the Western world. Those who stand against it will be bowled over by it. The outcome is all but inevitable.
    So say its proponents, at any rate. Sherif Girgis, Ryan Anderson, and Robert George beg to differ.

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Abortion opponents see opportunity for new restrictions in Arkansas

“Thousands rally to say no to religious extremism in Mali”

Egypt’s Morsy to meet with top judicial body days after claiming new powers

KS: Complaint forces Buhler to take cross off city seal

Secularists: ‘Merry Christmas Charlie Brown’ Violates Constitution | Todd Starnes at Fox News

Few female Marines step forward for infantry

Europe mulls banning ‘boxes’ for abandoned babies

Justice Ginsburg: We Need An All-Female Supreme Court

Constitution Experts Denounce Oklahoma Judge’s Sentencing of Youth to Church

“Supreme Court decides this week whether to rule on gay marriage” | LA Times

San Francisco: “Same-sex case ruling favors gay employee”

Forced unionism is rearing its ugly head in D.C.

UK: Teaching of Christianity ‘lacks intellectual development’

Indiana School Voucher Program On Trial

Voters should have more to go on than just names

    Joe Hallett at the Columbus Dispatch: And that’s the problem: Voters know virtually nothing about the judges they elect and are left to play the name game. The system limits judges’ ability to campaign, to raise money and even to make statements that might be construed as political. They are not permitted to be identified by party on general election ballots. In short, we make judges politicians at election time but deny them the crucial opportunities to communicate with voters the way other politicians do.

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Something changed: Picking a Supreme Court justice is now a partisan battle

Redefining Marriage Sign of a Lost Society | Star Parker at Townhall

The right not to work for Obamacare: Government medicine means servitude for doctors

Egypt’s President Moves Toward Dictatorship

Court temporarily halts Texas school’s student RFID chip requirement

Britain’s House of Lords Debates Role of Religion In Society

Irish Bishops Issue Statement on Death of Savita Halappanavar

Benefits fight brings lesbian couple to high court

Good grief! Atheist group disgruntled with ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ | Alliance Defending Freedom

Swartzentruber Amish Moving From PA To Upstate New York to Escape Regulations

Rendering unto Caesar? | Alliance Defending Freedom

Round Up the Usual Social Conservative Suspects: A majority of Americans call themselves pro-life. So now is a good time to dump them? | Ralph Reed at WSJ

    Ralph Reed at Wall Street Journal (access via Google): Republicans have now lost four of the six presidential elections since the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. A season of soul-searching will be healthy, and it is needed to retool and rebrand the party.Yet despite the stinging defeat and a post-electoral narrative that suggests otherwise, Republicans need not abandon their principles. They must resist the temptation to form a circular firing squad, especially one with evangelicals and their social-conservative allies in the middle. The media trope that the Grand Old Party resembles a Star Wars bar scene of theocrats and religious zealots has by now become a cliché . . .

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Episode 7: Religious Liberty | Piero Tozzi on The Naked Constitution Podcast with Adam Freedman

Politicking From the Pulpit and the Tax Man: Thanks to IRS inaction, preachers aren’t sure what they can say about election matters. | WSJ

Obama faces huge challenge in setting up health insurance exchanges

Sen. Graham ready to ‘violate’ anti-tax pledge for ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

The Future of Marriage: Why “The Inevitable” Is Not Inevitable

Justices consider DOMA challenges, Prop 8 – Nov. 30

“Gay community urges Cory Booker to challenge Gov. Christie”

Marriage cases march down the aisle | Marcia Coyle at National L. J.

    Marcia Coyle at National L. J. (subscription only): When the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for their November 30 conference, they will face an array of same-sex marriage related petitions that have arrived at the court in an unusual confluence of timing and strategic litigating. Scheduled for that conference are 10 petitions, which, after counting cross-petitions as one, essentially make seven cases. The majority home in on Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). That section defines marriage for all federal purposes as between a man and a woman . . .

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SCOTUS clears the way for Liberty University’s Obamacare challenge to go forward

Bible publisher’s victory is reason for thanks | Matt Bowman at Washington Examiner

BBC Creates Assisted Suicide Sitcom

State of Florida offers women gift cards for sex survey

Federal Courts Split On Religious Liberty And Obamacare | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

Pastors challenge IRS rule with partisan talk | The Press Enterprise

The HHS Contraception Mandate vs. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act | Ed Whelan, Notre Dame L. Rev.

Are Charters Enough Choice? School Choice and the Future of Catholic Schools | Nicole Stelle Garnett, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper

    Garnett, Nicole Stelle, Are Charters Enough Choice? School Choice and the Future of Catholic Schools (January 19, 2012). Notre Dame Law Review, 2012; Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 12-50. Available at SSRN:

    This contribution to a Notre Dame Law Review symposium on “Law and Educational Innovation” critiques the oft-repeated assertion that private-school-choice programs, such as tuition vouchers or tax credits, are unnecessary because charter schools provide sufficient educational choices. Arguing that policy makers have failed to come to terms with the profound, unfortunate consequences of Catholic schools’ rapid disappearance from urban neighborhoods, the essay builds a case for a shift in education policy that embraces both charter schools and private-school-choice mechanisms.

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Pastors Defy IRS Rule on Church and Politics