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Yet another open letter to locksmiths

Yet another open letter to locksmiths

BY T.F. STERN I’m directing this to the newly appointed member of the Texas Department of Public Safety/Private Security Bureau (DPS/PSB), the Honorable C. D. Sims, an accomplished locksmith in his own right; however anyone associated with the Locksmith Industry is invited to consider what is presented.   There’s been a burr under my [...]

Obamacare on the Defensive Once Again

Obamacare on the Defensive Once Again

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES When Case Western University law professor Jonathan Adler testified before a House subcommittee on July 31, 2013, he had no idea that his analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) could bring that gigantic piece of legislation to the Supreme Court for yet another [...]

Conflict Between the Circuits on Gay Marriage

Conflict Between the Circuits on Gay Marriage

JOHN A. SPARKS, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES A month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a collection of cases which raised the question of traditional marriage vs. same-sex unions. Now, a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision may have changed all of that. By voting 2-1 to uphold same-sex marriage bans in four states under the [...]

Judge Learned Hand – ‘the tenth justice of the Supreme Court’

Judge Learned Hand –  ‘the tenth justice of the Supreme Court’

American Minute with Bill Federer Considered several times as a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, he was passed over for not being consistently conservative enough for Republican President Warren G. Harding and not consistently liberal enough for Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt. His legal decisions, though, were so respected they [...]

Hobby Lobby Case is About Rights, Not Contraceptives

Hobby Lobby Case is About Rights, Not Contraceptives

Ron Paul RON PAUL, TEXAS STRAIGHT TALK One of the most important cases the US Supreme Court will consider this term is Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit challenging the Obamacare mandate that employer-provided health care plans must cover abortion and contraceptives. Hobby Lobby, a corporation owned and managed by a traditional Christian family, [...]

Another Affirmative Action Case for the Supreme Court

Another Affirmative Action Case for the Supreme Court

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette BY CARL L. BANKSTON III The Chronicle of Higher Education notes that the U.S. Supreme Court is being urged to take up Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s appeal of a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that ruled a voter-supported state constitutional ban on racial preferences in higher [...]

I Reaffirm My Hope – Fr. Frank Pavone

I Reaffirm My Hope – Fr. Frank Pavone

BY FR. FRANK PAVONE This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org “The Lord is the Judge of the nations’” (Psalm 7:9) Reflection: On January 22, 1973, the most disastrous decision of the US Supreme Court was handed down — the decision [...]

Court Orders Feds to Pay State’s Legal Fees in Frivolous Voter ID Case

Court Orders Feds to Pay State’s Legal Fees in Frivolous Voter ID Case

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES As if it weren’t bad enough that states are wasting millions to defend voter identification measures against frivolous federal lawsuits, the feds are being punished for filing the extraneous suits and have been ordered to pay one state’s legal costs. The story comes out of South Carolina, one of more than two dozen [...]

Why Did He Kill All Those Children?

Why Did He Kill All Those Children?

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY The idea for massacring children in an elementary school or shooting up a mall filled with Christmas shoppers does not come from reading books, watching movies, or listening to music. Does the incitement for such unspeakable acts come from hours of role-playing violent video games? As we speculate on what was going on in [...]

SB 1070 Takes Heat at U.S. Supreme Court

SB 1070 Takes Heat at U.S. Supreme Court

Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch Weekly Update Following on the heels of last month’s closely watched Supreme Court oral arguments over Obamacare, yet another high-stakes Supreme Court battle took place this week over Arizona’s illegal immigration enforcement law SB 1070. And my colleagues and I were there with the bill’s author, Russell [...]

2012 Victories: Protecting Churches

2012 Victories: Protecting Churches

MATTHEW CLARK, ACLJ This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at a few of the hundreds of victories by the ACLJ in 2012. This year churches have suffered significant threats from government intrusion both internationally and even here in the United States. It goes without saying that churches must be free to select [...]

Supreme Court Takes Up Two Marriage Cases

Supreme Court Takes Up Two Marriage Cases

But would end up punting both RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LIBERTY COUNSEL Washington, DC — The Supreme Court announced that it will take up two marriage laws, the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) (U.S. v. Windsor) and California’s Proposition 8 (Hollingsworth v. Perry), a state marriage amendment. The High Court will decide both cases by [...]

Fisher Could End Affirmative Action

Fisher Could End Affirmative Action

LIBERTY ALERTS, EDUCATION REPORTER In October the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case Fisher v. Texas, the outcome of which could determine the future of affirmative action policies for colleges and universities throughout the country. The question the Supreme Court is reviewing is: Is the University of Texas justified in including [...]

The Next President and the Supreme Court

The Next President and the Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court 2010Photo Credit: U.S. Supreme Court ED MEESE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Every vote counts. And this year, it could count double. One vote could decide both the immediate election and the course of constitutional law for decades to come. Just ask the senior federal officials responsible for our security immediately after 9/11 [...]

DOJ Agrees: High Court Should Consider Obamacare Ruling

DOJ Agrees: High Court Should Consider Obamacare Ruling

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LIBERTY COUNSEL Washington, D.C.-The U.S. Department of Justice has informed the Supreme Court that it does not oppose Liberty University’s Petition for Rehearing the Court’s denial of review of the case of Liberty University v. Geithner. Liberty Counsel, representing Liberty University and two private individuals, asked [...]

Why Diversity?

Why Diversity?

Abigail Fisher and her attorney BY CARL L. BANKSTON III The Fisher affirmative action case has inspired Philosophy professor Chris Surprenant to contribute an excellent opinion piece to today’s New Orleans Times Picayune. Professor Surprenant suggests that the Fisher case should encourage us to think about the value of diversity and [...]

Supreme Court reconvenes Monday with new controversies ahead

Supreme Court reconvenes Monday with new controversies ahead

The Supreme Court building will be the scene of several controversial hearings including one on Affirmative Action.Credits: SCOTUS BY JIM KOURI On the traditional First Monday in October, the nine members of the United States Supreme Court reconvened today and will take up another batch of important -- often controversial -- cases in the [...]

Ground Zero Cross does not Violate the Constitution

Ground Zero Cross does not Violate the Constitution

MATTHEW CLARK, ACLJ For more than a decade, the Ground Zero Cross has stood as a symbol of hope, found rising out of the rubble at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history. Yet, the American Atheists actually argue in federal court that the mere “existence of the cross” is causing them [...]

Supreme Court Says EEOC Goes Too Far

Supreme Court Says EEOC Goes Too Far

President Barack Obama's war on religious liberty for Christians continues unabated. BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY Through speeches and executive branch regulations, President Barack Obama is trying to eliminate all public references to religion and force religious worship behind closed doors. That's why he doesn't talk about religious liberty, he [...]

Mother Teresa’s Defense of the Unborn at the U.S. Supreme Court

Mother Teresa’s Defense of the Unborn at the U.S. Supreme Court

MATTHEW CLARK, ACLJ Many know of the incalculable work that Mother Teresa did for the poor and destitute children of Calcutta, but her tireless work defending the defenseless in society did not stop with those who have been born, but extended to the unborn. She fought equally as hard for unborn children around the world, fighting the evil of [...]

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