Hamas leader: Ground zero mosque must be built

NY: Federal judge orders Greenburgh to approve Mt. Vernon church’s plans

Free-speech battle in mosque war

Poll: 7 in 10 Americans oppose Ground Zero mosque

“Rush Limbaugh: The First Amendment, zoning laws and the Ground Zero mosque”

Court sides with town in prayer case

“Professor claims NY college favored gays over him”

Imam leading efforts to build Ground Zero mosque will be State Department Speaker in Middle East

David Aikman: Mosque issue not about freedom of religion

    David Aikman writing at OneNewsNow: “It is as absurd to claim that the issue is one of First Amendment religious freedom as it would be to make the same argument if a Japanese group wanted to erect a Shinto shrine within yards of the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor . . . No, the issue is one of decency and good taste. Of course, there are many Muslims both in America and overseas who were horrified by the events of 9/11. Nevertheless, the terror that day was carried out by devout Muslims who thought they were pleasing Allah and whose hatred of freedom and everything the U.S. stands for prompted them to act.”


  • Posted: 08/12/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.onenewsnow.com

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Christian conservative leader calls for no more mosques in U.S.

NY gov says Islamic group won’t relocate mosque

Victor Davis Hanson: Everyone a bigot?

Joel Oster: Americans United for Separation of Church and State exposed!

NY: Quinn wants Senate marriage commitment

More questions raised by Muslims over mosque near 9/11 site

NY governor offers help moving ground zero mosque

Frank Gaffney: Coming to grips with sharia

New York MTA accepts controversial anti-mosque ad after lawsuit is filed

Attorney: A perfect and respectful response in Greece, NY

Ground Zero Mosque Becomes Free Speech Controversy—Federal Lawsuit Filed

Battle looms over huge costs of public pensions

Eugene Volokh: Legal issue is open and shut on ground zero mosque

Across nation, mosque projects meet opposition

Greece town meeting prayers legal, judge says

NY: Judge rejects demand to censor Christian prayer

NY: Prayers at Greece Town Board meetings OK, judge rules

Court rules NY town can open public meetings with prayer

Pat Buchanan: The Mosque at Ground Zero

N.Y. Appellate Division revives child support order against lesbian co-parent

    Leonard Link: “A five-member panel of the New York Appellate Division, 2nd Department, unanimously ruled on August 3 that a woman is obligated to make child support payments to her former same-sex partner. Reconsidering the case after the state’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, had reversed the appellate division’s previous ruling that the Family Court did not have jurisdiction over the child support claim because New York State did not recognize the non-biological mother as a parent of the child, the Appellate Division panel now endorsed the use of the doctrine of equitable estoppel to resolve the case. In the Matter of H.M. v. E.T., 2007-09323 (Aug. 3, 2010).”


  • Posted: 08/05/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: newyorklawschool.typepad.com

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Mosque is no way to “build bridges”

MA gov Deval Patrick backs NYC mosque plan

Case highlights inconsistency between N.Y. statutory rape laws, federal child porn laws

Bloomberg lauds religious liberty established by Christian founders; others challenge mosque intentions

    The Wall Street Journal has the full text of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s “speech following a vote that clears most major hurdles for the construction of a planned mosque and Islamic center near Ground Zero”: “Of all our precious freedoms, the most important may be the freedom to worship as we wish. And it is a freedom that, even here in a City that is rooted in Dutch tolerance, was hard-won over many years . . . with or without landmark designation, there is nothing in the law that would prevent the owners from opening a mosque within the existing building. The simple fact is this building is private property, and the owners have a right to use the building as a house of worship . . . The government has no right whatsoever to deny that right – and if it were tried, the courts would almost certainly strike it down as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.” | Via Religion Clause


  • Posted: 08/04/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: online.wsj.com

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Group to fight vote clearing way for NYC mosque

Hugh Hewitt: The Ground Zero mosque – why or why not?

9/11 memorial pledged as part of mosque plan

ACLU praises Muslim center near Ground Zero

New York mosque controversy fires up national campaign

ACLJ poised to file court challenge to proposed Ground Zero mosque after NYC declines to landmark historic building

NYC Commission OKs Ground Zero Mosque

Frank Gaffney: On “bashing” Muslims

    Frank Gaffney writing at Townhall: “In fact, it is not ‘bashing’ all Muslims if one points out that the comprehensive doctrine to which some of them adhere is a threat to our liberties, our government and our way of life. Objectively, that is the case; a global theocracy – the end-state commanded by Shariah – administering a severely repressive, even barbaric criminal code aimed at enforcing submission by Muslims and non-Muslims alike is incompatible with the U.S. Constitution.”


  • Posted: 08/03/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Cal Thomas: Gingrich properly sounded the alarm about radical Islam in the U.S.

“The only man who can stop the mosque madness”

NYC police to increase mosque patrols during Ramadan holiday for 800,000+ Muslims

ACLJ asks commission to make N.Y. building a landmark to keep mosque from being built

“The truth behind the mosque at Ground Zero”

Summer jobs in N.Y. legal market lowest since 1991

    Law.com: “The city’s legal services sector, largely comprised by law firms, added 1,600 jobs in June, up 2.1 percent from May. But the numbers are below the 2,600 jobs added in June 2009 and below the decade average of 2,800 during the period when many law firms are adding summer associates. There were 79,800 total jobs in the legal section.”


  • Posted: 07/26/2010
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.law.com

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Staten Island Catholic Church board blocks sale of old convent building for Muslim mosque

Newt Gingrich statement on the proposed “Cordoba House” mosque near Ground Zero

“House of prayer near Ground Zero? Yes!”

Opposing view on religious freedom: Stop the mosque

Opponents pack hearing on mosque near ground zero

NY Congressman Raises Questions about Ground Zero Mosque

Muslims seek to add holidays on NY school calendar

NYC mayor: Investigating mosque is un-American

Finding Former Lesbian Partners Were Family Members, Brooklyn Judge Dismisses Petition to Reclaim Apartment After Split-Up

    Leonard Link: “New York City Civil Court Judge Laurie L. Lau ruled on June 2 that the owner of a four-apartment building in Brooklyn could not treat her former same-sex partner as a mere “licensee” who could be forced to vacate the apartment in which they had lived together at the owner’s option, since they were “family” members under the precedent of the 1989 New York Court of Appeals decision, Braschi v. Stahl Associates. Phelps v. Ray-Chaudhuri, No. 54177/10 (N.Y.City Civ. Ct., Kings Co., June 2, 2010) (NYLJ, 7/8/2010, p. 29).”


  • Posted: 07/09/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: newyorklawschool.typepad.com

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Alan E. Sears: In Brooklyn, college officials give conservative students a Bronx cheer

NY: “With blitz of mailings, gay rights group puts Stachowski on hit list”

    The Buffalo News: “A gay rights group is joining the campaign against Democratic State Sen. William T. Stachowski of Lake View by blanketing Erie County voters with a mailing that urges his defeat. … The flier makes no specific mention of Stachowski’s vote against legalizing same-sex marriage but indicates that his re-election would not be expected to yield a different result. However, an e-mail accompanying the announcement of the campaign and seeking financial support said Stachowski has consistently voted against the interests of the gay community.”


  • Posted: 07/07/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.buffalonews.com

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Plans for mosques divide New Yorkers

    Washington Times: “Three separate plans to build Muslim worship centers in New York City have proven more difficult and contentious than expected, igniting protests by local residents and anti-jihad activists and prompting charges of ‘Islamophobia’ and bigotry. The three projects raise different sets of issues, are set in three different boroughs, and all are still in the planning stages. But together, they show that whether its logistical concerns about neighborhood traffic and changing demographics, the sanctity of the World Trade Center site, or back-yard politics — building a mosque in New York is not like building a pizza parlor.”


  • Posted: 07/06/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.washingtontimes.com

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Cuomo: Same-sex “marriage” can pass in 2011

New York Legislature passes no-fault divorce

NYPD removes child porn video from servers

New York public schools top nation in per-student spending

NY: Pagan sect fights town for religious property status

NY: Little noticed budget provision expands “gay marriage” recognition

    New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom: “A little noticed provision has been slipped into today’s Budget bills that would recognize same-sex couples married in other jurisdictions for the purposes of the Empire State’s Tax Law. This provision would allow same-sex married couples to file their state income tax returns as a married couple, regardless of whether or not they can file their federal returns in the same manner. The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act signed by then President Bill Clinton does not permit federal recognition of same-sex marriages.”


  • Posted: 06/28/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.nycf.info

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“Gay pride marchers celebrate with parades, parties”

Free speech an issue again at NY community college

No-fault divorce: Let’s call the whole thing off

NY Senate approves school anti-bullying bill

“NY bill would allow married gay couples to file jointly”

Prosecutors Using Broad Definition of Hate Crimes

New York’s Legislature Is on the Brink of Adopting True No-Fault Divorce: What the Change Would Mean for Unhappy Couples

    Findlaw (AP): “Last week, however, the New York Senate passed a divorce reform bill, by a vote of 32-27, which would dramatically reform the law. Senate Bill 3890 would allow divorce based on the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, regardless of whether either party had committed a particular kind of marital fault . . . In this column, I’ll explain what changes the bill would bring about, what problems it will hopefully remedy, and whether there are likely to be any adverse consequences of the new law.”


  • Posted: 06/22/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: writ.news.findlaw.com

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“Community College still limits students’ free speech on gay marriage!”

NY: Abortion Supporters Squabble Over Bill

Planned mosque near NY’s Ground Zero sparks debate

    Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65K5Y720100621?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&rpc=22&sp=true: “Plans for mosques in New York’s Brooklyn and Staten Island boroughs also are hitting opposition, with neighbors worried about potential extremism. ‘In the beginning, it will be peaceful, but we just don’t know what they will be taught there and that bothers us,’ said Alex Davidson, 62, a repair man who lives near the proposed Brooklyn mosque. He said: “If you look at the statistics, most terrorists are Muslim.’”


  • Posted: 06/21/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.reuters.com

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