California: No Doctor’s License Needed to Do Abortions Now

CA: Case Alleging Discrimination Against Straight Car Renters May Go Forward

Same-sex marriage symposium: Time for an answer – does the Constitution require same-sex marriage? | William Duncan of the Marriage Law Foundation

CA: View on same-sex marriage sinks Berkeley schools superintendent candidate

Same-sex marriage symposium: Same-sex marriage in the courts of law and reason | Nelson Lund, George Mason Law

Same-sex marriage symposium: Certiorari and Perry | Andrew Koppelman, Northwestern Law

“Same-sex marriage symposium: The overlooked benefit of leaving Perry in place” | Robin Fretwell Wilson, Washington & Law School of Law

    SCOTUS Blog: The following contribution to our same-sex marriage symposium comes from Robin Fretwell Wilson, Class of 1958 Law Alumni Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law and co-editor of Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty: Emerging Conflicts, and Anthony Michael Kreis, Washington and Lee Law graduate and a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia.. . . However, the denial of cert. would have the singular benefit, as the City of San Francisco suggests in its brief in opposition, of allowing the “significant constitutional questions” surrounding same-sex marriage to “percolate . . . [so that the] ‘perspective of time’ helps to shed more light on the weighty issues they present.” The need for percolation is particularly imperative because, as the city highlights, “this case raises issues that are currently the subject of intense legislative and popular debate.”

  • Posted: 09/19/2012
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Proposition 8 and the fundamental right to self-government | Jeff Mateer of Liberty Institute

Prop. 8 Judge: ‘What Judges Do and Must Do Is … Move the Strike Zone’

Feds ID California man’s role in anti-Islam film

ACLU sues Cal. school for abstinence in sex ed on behalf of American Academy of Pediatrics

Congressional Candidate Backs Off Abortion Remark RE: Cancer Link

AZ bar reciprocity rules challenged in Federal Court But attorneys from non-reciprocity states have to take the full-blown, two-day Bar examination. That requires not only extensive preparation — particularly for those who have been out of school for some time — but also waiting to find out if there was a passing score. The lawyers who are suing are from California and Montana, both non-reciprocity states. Also suing is the National Association for the Advancement of Multijurisdictional Practice, based in California.

  • Posted: 09/10/2012
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Why California’s Three-Parent Law Was Inevitable | Jennifer Roback Morse

Prop 8, DOMA cases have been distributed for September 24 conference at the Supreme Court

Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission urges SCOTUS to hear Prop 8 case

“Prop. 8″ case advances – SCOTUS conference scheduled for Sept. 24

Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund Responds to Arguments In U.S. Supreme Court

American Civil Rights Union Urges Supreme Court to Hear California Marriage Case

California Passes Bill To Prevent Employment Discrimination Over Religious Hair Style or Dress

Marriage Proposal: Court May Weigh Levels of Scrutiny for Same-Sex Couples

CA: Religious Wedding Without License Is Not Remarriage That Terminates Spousal Support Order

Cal. public charter school uses drama to promote marriage redefinition

Ex-gay group: ‘New survey finds counseling to reduce homosexuality can be effective, beneficial’

Secretary of State: Colorado personhood ballot measure 3,859 signatures short

“California bans ‘gay cure’ therapy as lawmakers say they want to protect ‘sissy boys’” | Daily Mail

Supreme Court urged to deny review of California Proposition 8 same-sex marriage ban

Olson, Boies argue SCOTUS should not hear Prop. 8 Case

Cal. Church Can Get RLUIPA Damages, But Not For Hypothetical Lost Contributions

Seven marriage petitions now pending before U.S. Supreme Court

CA: Mojave Desert parents return to court over charter

Cal. suit challenges school abstinence only message

Cal. Supreme Court Vacates 110 Year Sentence for Juvenile Offender

Cal. jury Awards $1.6 Million For Muslim Hotel Owner’s Actions Against Jewish Group

Dems, Media call for anti-second amendment gun control legislation

Jury Says Muslim Hotel Owner Discriminated

Cal. AG urges SCOTUS to allow race consideration in academic admissions

Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit Against Planned Parenthood Gets Big Victory

CA: “Mosque opponents target the evils of Islam: Author will lecture on ‘lies and deception’ surrounding the project”

    Gilroy Dispatch: After months of arguing over county building codes in an effort to keep the proposed Cordoba Center Islamic mosque and cemetery out of San Martin, the Morgan Hill/Gilroy Patriots are turning the debate to the threat of Islamic presence in the South County with a public event this Saturday. Guest lecturer Peter Friedman, expert in Islam studies and administrator of the website, will be speaking on topics such as “Islam – Threat to America,” and “Islam and Women,” at the Gilroy Library from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Posted: 08/14/2012
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NC: Atheists contest treatment from Camp Pendleton

California: Prop 8 marriage committee faces election fine

“The arithmetic of gay marriage”

Calif. Senator Says Bill’s Point is to ‘Attack Parental Rights’

Justice Department: California should not let illegal immigrant practice law

“Courts mull whether illegal immigrants can be licensed to practice law”

DOMA’s Day of Reckoning | World Mag

Marriage defenders ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear Calif. Prop. 8 case

“Proposition 8″ defenders’ appeal filed

ACLU Targets Cross at Memorial Site

Laguna Hills: Chick-fil-A grand opening campout disrupted by “pro-gay marriage protest”

Legal eagles cry fowl over politicians’ plans to block Chick-fil-A

Oakland Zoo removes Ten Commandments monument

Chick-Fil-A building permits targeted in Mountain View, CA

A Parent Power Watershed: A judge lets parents pull the ‘trigger’ on a failing school.

Calif. College Drops Action Against Student Promoting Christian Event; Policy Unchanged

Calif. AG endorses illegal immigrant’s bid for law license

Cal. Dems urge DNC to adopt marriage redefinition in platform

Americans United Again Urges Claremont City Council To Stop Supporting Religion

Report: Stem Cell Research Debate Over, Embryonic Side Lost

LAUSD fights court order to give more space to charter schools

Muslims the fastest growing religious group in San Diego

CA: Sperm Donor Lawsuit Filed by Lesbian

San Bernardino becomes third Cal. city to file for bankruptcy

California: Parental Notification on Abortion Won’t Make Ballot

Austin R. Nimocks: California’s Scorched Earth Policy Toward Marriage

UCLA Drops a Speech Code | The Moral Liberal

University shows respect for 1st Amendment

Public pensions and debt force Calif. ski town into bankruptcy

Cal. Supreme Court Rejects Teachers Union Arbitration Request

California bill would allow a child to have more than two parents

Scotland: US governor Jerry Brown calls on politicians to lead over “gay marriage”