Floral Controversy Stems from Intolerant Left | FRC Washington Update

Florist Counter-Sues Washington, Arguing She Has a Right to Discriminate | The Advocate

US: Owner of florist sued for refusing same-sex wedding files lawsuit against state | Pink News

Wash. Florist Who Refused to Make Same-Sex Wedding Decorations Countersues | Christian Post

Big Government Loses Control

    Wall Street Journal: What to make of the political scandals that are dominating the headlines and forcing the Obama administration into Nixonian damage control? Technology is finally doing to big government what it has done to big business, big media and other institutions that once could operate with nearly full control over information. The government is losing the ability to manipulate information to avoid accountability.

  • Posted: 05/20/2013
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Florist, told she must do gay wedding, sues | Baptist Press

Washington Florist Countersues For Religious Right To Discriminate | Think Progress

Washington Florist Barronelle Stutzman Countersues State for Discriminating Against Her Religious Discrimination | Towerload

“Washington Florist Who Refused To Supply Flowers For Gay Wedding Sues State” | On Top Magazine

Florist Sues Washington AG Over Right to Discriminate | Baptist Joint Committee

“Richland florist, who won’t supply gay wedding, sues the state” | Seattle Post Intelligencer

“Wash. florist sues state in gay wedding case” | Seattle Times (AP)

“Washington Florist Who Turned Away Gay Couple Countersues” | Gayopolis

Richland florist sues state for violating her religious freedom | Tri-CityHerald

Washington Florist Sues State, Says She ‘Will Not Wilt’ | NW News Network

Richland florist who refused same-sex wedding sues state | King5.com

It’s Surprisingly Hard to Report a Shady Abortion Provider Like Kermit Gosnell

Indian Supreme Court considering online porn ban

Pentagon Says They Will Unblock Southern Baptist Website

Southern Poverty Law Center Linked to FRC Shooting in Chilling New Interrogation Video

Governments’ Attempts To Censor Google Have Doubled Since 2011

Renowned Turkish Pianist Given Suspended Sentence For Blasphemous Tweets

Florida “Revenge Porn” Bill | Eugene Volokh at the Volokh Conspiracy

Police in Bangladesh arrest ‘Atheist bloggers’ for defaming Islam

5th Circuit: Peer-to-Peer Child Porn Storage Supports Distribution Conviction

Three atheists arrested in Bangladesh for defaming Islam

US plan calls for more scanning of private Web traffic, email

2nd Circuit: Judge’s views about Facebook result in new sentence in child porn case

Kenya: Media Monitoring Comittee Warns Against Hate Speech

NJ’s Christie Committed To Sports Betting Fight

MO: Consent Decree entered in ACLU Library’s Web Filtering Suit

Unleash the lawyer-bloggers, SCOTUS may get to weigh in on Virginia ruling

A Warped Worldview: Another Moral Effect of Pornography | Albert Mohler

ACLU demands PA school remove sex site Internet filters

NJ: Christie signs bill legalizing Internet gambling

Canada: Supreme Court set to update legal definition of hate-speech

Iceland’s Plan To Ban Internet Porn Sparks Uproar

Black Pro-Lifers Get Twitter Account Back After NAACP Gets It Banned

“Christian Founder of eHarmony Says Gay Marriage Debate ‘Damaged Company’”

Iceland considers pornography ban

Google and Mozilla introduce the next generation Internet

Kids need an alternative to the ‘porn’ view of sex

Twitter Censors Black Pro-Lifers Blasting NAACP on Abortion

Culture Challenge of the Week: The End of Courtship | Rebecca Hagelin at Townhall

    Rebecca Hagelin at Townhall: A recent New York Times article, “The End of Courtship,” portrays Millennials as a group bent on “subverting the rules of courtship.” Style columnist Alex Williams begins his article with this real-life scenario: a guy asks a girl out on what she assumes is a date – but instead of showing up, the guy texts her at 10:30pm asking her to come hang out with him–and his friends–at a nearby pub. The article characterizes this typical, laid-back behavior as, “one step below a date, and one step above a high-five.”

  • Posted: 01/30/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Google Complies With Government Requests for User Data 88% of the Time

UK Watchdog Fines Playboy For 2 Pornographic Sites

The Federal Judiciary’s PACER is Outdated and Illegal Pricing Harms the Public

    Aaron Greenspan: Most lawyers turn to outrageously priced, subscription information services such as LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law to get their case information. Those services simply compile data from PACER and mark up the cost, which ultimately gets passed on to clients, who pay even more. In other words, most lawyers love PACER because it helps them make money—or they just don’t care either way. Meanwhile, the public is harmed as the cost of litigation soars, and key legal arguments are priced out of reach (especially for pro se plaintiffs who represent themselves).

  • Posted: 01/14/2013
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.aarongreenspan.com

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New legal services site launched to protect religious organizations from ‘dark legal clouds gathering across our nation’

PA: ACLU may sue over Greensburg teens’ ‘sexting’ charges

“Pentagon bans gay sites”

    RT.com: Only recently has the Pentagon been willing to let lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans openly serve in the military, but it seems the Defense Department still isn’t too keen on the LGBT community. AmericaBlog, a self-described progressive journal of news and opinion, has published an article discussing how the US Department of Defense has blocked internal computers from accessing a number of websites that are categorizes as “LGBT.”

  • Posted: 01/04/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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FTC Strengthens Kids’ Privacy, Gives Parents Greater Control Over Their Information By Amending Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule

    FTC: The Federal Trade Commission adopted final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule that strengthen kids’ privacy protections and give parents greater control over the personal information that websites and online services may collect from children under 13.

  • Posted: 12/20/2012
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.ftc.gov

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Porn Use and Supporting Same-Sex Marriage | Mark Regnerus at Public Discourse

Britain issues new guidelines on prosecuting offensive online comments

“Gay students increasingly vocal at evangelical colleges” | Inside Higher Ed

UK: “Internet porn: Automatic block rejected”

Internet Restrictions Across The World

US says it won’t ratify UN telecom treaty

The Danger of International Internet Regulation | Heritage Foundation

Anti-abortion group wants ultrasound images on state website

U.N. to Seek Control of the Internet

Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants

ACLU Eagerly Takes Up Case of Sex Offenders in California | Alan Sears at American Thinker

Microsoft Has Shattered The Language Barrier

U.N. Plotting Takeover Of Internet: ‘Several nations are set on asserting intergovernmental control’

    Steve Elwart at WorldNetDaily: The hope of several countries is that they can expand the ITU’s jurisdiction to the Internet, replacing the current governing system with one that is controlled by a U.N. bureaucracy. The member nations will also consider an “Internet tax” designed to collect money from more affluent nations and redistribute it to poorer nations to improve their Internet infrastructure. ITRs do not currently include regulation of the Internet within their jurisdiction, since they have not been revised since the beginning of the Internet communications era.

  • Posted: 11/09/2012
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.wnd.com

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China takes extraordinary step of blocking Google

ACLU convinces judge to halt part of Cal. human trafficking initiative

Egypt prosecutor orders ban on online pornography

D.C. Circuit Examines Computer Use Restraints in Child Exploitation Case

9th Circuit: Referendum supporters’ suit to stop Washington from releasing names is moot

    Doe v. Reed, No. 11-35854 ( Before: Harry Pregerson, A. Wallace Tashima, and N. Randy Smith, Circuit Judges. Opinion by Judge Tashima; Concurrence by Judge N.R. Smith)

    Plaintiffs Protect Marriage Washington (“PMW”), John Doe #1, and John Doe #2 (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) seek to enjoin Defendants, the Secretary of State and Public Records Officer of the State of Washington, from releasing the names of people who signed petitions supporting a Washington referendum. These petitions are already widely available on the internet. We dismiss this case as moot because we cannot grant Plaintiffs effective relief.

  • Posted: 10/23/2012
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  • Category: Marriage & Family

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Study: Vast Majority Of Homemade Porn, Private Photos End Up Online

10,000 Muslims gather at Google UK headquarters demand YouTube video removal