One-third of vegetative patients may be conscious: study

Court blocks enforcement of abortion pill mandate against ministry of Dr. James Dobson

ADF appeals decision against churches meeting in NYC public schools

Judge stays most of Ohio marriage ruling

ADF in the News

Nazareth Area lawsuit over Valentine’s Day cards brings questions of free speech rights

James Dobson: Striking Obamacare mandate a “victory” | WND

Gay marriage has second appellate court hearing | AP

“Procedural tiff could foul Oklahoma lesbian couples’ marriage quest” | Denver Post

Religious Liberty

Atheist group vows to scrutinize Hobby Lobby president’s public school Bible class

Atheist national conference aims at Mormon church

Group calls for Department of Defense to withdraw from Prayer Day event

NJ woman’s rejected atheist license plate violates First Amendment, lawsuit argues

Global: Religious Liberty

Australia: Christian Youth Camps loses appeal against “gay discrimination” ruling

Azerbaijan strengthens control over religious organizations

The Middle East war on Christians

Edinburgh churches quit Church of Scotland over gay ordination

Norway PM advocates for same-sex “marriage” in churches

Sanctity of Life

Russell Shaw: Ignoring the rational argument against contraception

Donna Harrison: Some common contraceptives can kill embryos

Choose Life at Yale denied Dwight Hall membership, funds

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell signs bill restricting Medicaid payments for abortions

Dallas judge reinstates privileges for two abortion doctors

Global: Sanctity of Life

Pro-life protests near schools concern Vancouver parents

Pope Francis: Abortion is an “unspeakable crime,” right to life is central human right

Euthanasia off the table in Quebec, for now

Abortion debate erupts in sign war in Halifax

Marriage & Family

Openly gay judge, Michael McShane, in spotlight overseeing Oregon case

Challenge to Arkansas marriage protection amendment heard

Olson and Boies cost Prop 8 opponents $6.4 million

Delaware to decide on charter school applications

10th Circuit panel that heard Utah’s arguments last week will hear Okla.’s same-sex “marriage” case

Global: Marriage and Family

Malta President signs Civil Unions Bill

IVF mix-up leaves woman pregnant with couple’s twins

India court recognizes transgender people as third gender

Malta legalizes same-sex civil unions, adoptions

Bench & Bar

Orin Kerr: Legal scholarship in the lean years

Wild-card 10th Circuit judge is deciding vote in marriage cases

Obama now outpacing George W. Bush on judges

Is it Clarence Thomas’s court?

Brooklyn Law School to cut tuition by 15%

Global: Bench and Bar

Canada: Harper says he will “respect” Supreme Court’s blocking of Nadon

Canada: Conservatives won’t rule out another attempt to reappoint Nadon

Canada: Supreme Court to rule Friday on Nadon’s appointment

Spain moves to curb universal jurisdiction

Canada: Two ex-SCOC judges offer conflicting views on proposed secular charter


Ed West: Is moral change speeding up?

NRO interviews historian Rodney Stark: God and Man and Moderns

Lambda Legal sues Ill. doctor and clinic for denying hormone therapy to transgender woman

Religious but not Mormon? The church-owned Deseret News considers you a growth market

MI: Bay County Board passes “LGBT nondiscrimination personnel policy changes”

Global: Miscellaneous

“Finland launches new range of erotic gay stamps”

Lesbian-only burial area being inaugurated in historic Berlin cemetery

Online porn seen by 200,000 UK kids in one month, study says

“Biden links Russia’s anti-gay laws to incursion into Ukraine”