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NY Judge Rules ‘Morning-After’ Pill Available To Girls Any Age, Over the Counter

MN: Federal court halts Obamacare contraception mandate as applied to American Manufacturing Company

Indiana Congressman: “Washington cannot redefine marriage any more than it can govern gravity”

    Indian Congressman Marlin Stutzman has issued this press release that includes this: “Regardless of any ruling, referendum, or law, marriage is the union of one man and one woman,” said Stutzman. “Washington cannot redefine marriage any more than it can govern gravity. As the cornerstone of society throughout history, marriage is a unique institution and the safest environment for raising children. My commitment to marriage is matched by my abiding commitment to the civil rights of all individuals—every American must be treated with dignity and respect. However, marriage is neither a civil right nor a political platform . . . ”

  • Posted: 04/04/2013
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FCC mulls relaxing rules on indecency, obscenity

Marriage, Procreation and Historical Amnesia | Ross Douthat at NY Times

Can The Supreme Court Alter Reality? | Chris Adamo

VA: Cuccinelli Fights To Keep Sodomy Law On The Books in Prosecution for Soliciting a Minor

A ‘gray divorce’ boom | Susan L. Brown at LA Times

    Susan L. Brown at LA Times: The Beatles sang ‘Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64?’ When it comes to marriage, many baby boomers are saying ‘no.’ . . . Until recently, it would have been fair to say that older people simply did not get divorced. Fewer than 10% of those who got divorced in 1990 were ages 50 or older. Today, 1 in 4 people getting divorced is in this age group.

  • Posted: 04/03/2013
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5th Circuit: Peer-to-Peer Child Porn Storage Supports Distribution Conviction

Doc Delivers Baby Still in Amniotic Sac, Would Abortion be OK? | Includes Photo

Obama seeks to shift conservative tilt of key court

Indianans shouldn’t be forced to fund abortionists | Alliance Defending Freedom

Marginalizing the moral argument against same-sex ‘marriage’ | Albert Mohler at LifeSiteNews

Washington: Bill Blocked That Forces Insurance Coverage of Abortion

Kansas Legislature approves bill defining life as beginning at fertilization

Is America still a good country? | Patrick Buchanan at Human Events

Federal judge rules that Dallas’ homeless feeding ordinance violates ministries’ religious freedoms

Will Va. abortionists escape safety, sanitation rules? | Alliance Defending Freedom

Video: Planned Parenthood Official Argues for Right to Post-Birth Abortion

Hobby Lobby Granted Full Rehearing of Obamacare Abortion Pill Mandate Challenge

“Sen. Flake: ‘Inevitable’ a GOP presidential candidate will back same-sex marriage”

Why Did the Solicitor General Demur on Federalism? | Matthew J. Franck at NRO

“Federalism Scholar” Against DOMA Says Federalism Ruling Would Nationalize Federal Marriage Benefits for Same-Sex Marriages! | Ed Whelan at NRO

    Ed Whelan at NRO: So at least one of the six signatories to the amicus brief arguing that DOMA violates principles of federalism believes that if DOMA is invalidated on federalism grounds, the federal government (absent additional legislation) wouldn’t be deferring to the definition of marriage of the state in which a couple resides. Rather, under Somin’s view, if a same-sex couple lawfully marries in one state (whether or not it’s their state of residence) and lives or moves to a state that doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage, the federal government would provide federal marriage benefits to the same-sex couple in that state.

  • Posted: 04/01/2013
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Letter: Ala. school district should resurrect Easter | Alliance Defending Freedom

Abortion enters Arizona debate on Medicaid expansion

Tennessee Gov. Rejects Obama’s Medicaid Expansion

The Faux Federalism Argument Against DOMA | John Eastman at Christian Post

“Moderate Path on Gay Marriage Could Be Disaster” | Noah Feldman at Bloomberg

Over the cliff? Science alone should not guide the Justices | Gerard Bradley at SCOTUS Blog

Neither In the Jungle Nor Out of It: Marriage and Civilization | Anthony Esolen at Public Discourse

Ky. lawmakers override religious freedom veto

Suit challenges Utah marriage law

DOMA Oral Argument | Ed Whelan at NRO

Argument recap: DOMA is in trouble | Lyle Denniston at SCOTUS Blog

The Red Herring of “Marriage Equality” | Steven Smith at Public Discourse

Montana wrongly discriminating against disabled children of faith | Alliance Defending Freedom

North Dakota Governor Signs Bill Banning Most Abortions

The Marriage Debate: Let Democracy Work . . . | Austin R. Nimocks at Wall Street Journal

How historic Supreme Court marriage case will unfold: Q&A

“Republicans see cash opportunity in gay marriage shift” | Politico

The United States, a Coy Friend of the Court | Matthew Frank at NRO

“Ted Olson: Polygamy Ban Is ‘Prohibiting Conduct,’ Banning Gay Marriage Denies Rights”

“Anti-gay marriage lawyer confident: ‘We are going to win this case’” | LA Times

Marriage Cases: Supreme Court Filings, Summary, and Argument Schedule

“Should the Supreme Court impose a nationwide mandate on same-sex marriage?” | Face the Nation (includes video)

Marriage defenders to Supreme Court: Let debate continue | Alliance Defending Freedom

Hundreds of thousands protest marriage redefinition in France

“Is support for gay marriage over-sold?” | Washington Post

NJ: Are they really bullies?

The money man behind atheism’s activism

North Dakota passes first-ever personhood amendment

NM clerks should follow marriage license laws: State law reserves licenses for one man, one woman

Pediatrics PR stunt aimed at influencing SCOTUS marriage litigation | Ryan Anderson at CNN

Michael McConnell’s Response—and My Reply | Ed Whelan at NRO

Michael McConnell’s Inane WSJ Op-Ed on the Marriage Cases | Ed Whelan at NRO

The Constitution and Same-Sex Marriage | Mike McConnell at WSJ

Take Action: Thousands to March for God’s Design for Marriage

NM AG reviews question of marriage licenses for same sex couples

ACLU sues to redefine marriage in NM

Civil Unions Signed Into Law In Colorado

George Will Gets Snookered Against DOMA—Part 1 | Ed Whelan at NRO

“If Your Child Is Gay? Senator Portman’s ‘change of heart’ raises many questions.” | Dennis Prager at NRO

“Partial-Birth Abortion” litigation: An example of the problem of an uncertain role definition for federal trial judges

    Hercules and the Umpire: Turning to the meat of this post, I was the trial judge in both of the Carhart cases that ended up in the Supreme Court. Compare Carhart v. Stenberg, 11 F. Supp. 2d 1099 (D. Neb. 1998) (Nebraska’s partial-birth abortion statute was unconstitutional), aff’d, 192 F.3d 1142 (8th Cir. 1999), aff’d, Stenberg v. Carhart, 530 U.S. 914 (2000) with Carhart v. Ashcroft, 331 F. Supp. 2d 805 (D. Neb. 2004) (the federal partial-birth abortion statute was unconstitutional), aff’d, Carhart v. Gonzales, 413 F.3d 791 (8th Cir.2005), rev’d, Gonzales v. Carhart, 550 U.S. 124 (2007). Even though there was very little difference in the cases from my perspective, the Court affirmed the first decision but reversed the second. To say that I was perplexed is an understatement. It is that perplexity that prompts this post.

  • Posted: 03/21/2013
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