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Romanian Churches Petition to U.S. Supreme Court

LIBERTY COUNSEL Liberty Counsel filed a petition for cert asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case of Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church and Logos Baptist Ministries...

King v. Burwell: A Clear Example of Legislating from the Bench

MICHAEL F. CANNON, CATO INSTITUTE Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett have renewed interest in the 2015 case King v. Burwell. In...

Fordham student punished for holding gun in Instagram photo memorializing Tiananmen Square massacre

Liberty Alerts, The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education University bars student from campus and demands bias training ...

Romanian Churches Request Full Court Review

LIBERTY COUNSEL CHICAGO, IL -- Liberty Counsel filed an en banc petition requesting that the entire panel of judges review the case after a three-judge panel of...

In Church School Hiring A Solid Win for Religious Liberty

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE The First Amendment’s free exercise clause guarantees churches the autonomy needed to pursue their religious mission. That requires solid protections of...

Virginia Church Goes to Appeals Court

LIBERTY COUNSEL Lighthouse Fellowship Church filed its opening brief to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in the federal lawsuit against Governor Ralph Northam for violating its...

NY Court Condemns Discrimination of Religious Services

LIBERTY COUNSEL Today , a federal judge ruled that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Letitia James, and Mayor Bill de Blasio may not order...

Crime and the Takings Clause: They Go Together

ROGER PILON, CATO INSTITUTE Little noticed among the decisions the Supreme Court handed down today, buried in its long list of cert denials, is an...

Racist, Toxic, and Dysfunctional Nature of Planned Parenthood

OLIVIA SUMMERS, ACLJ We’ve been saying it for years – Planned Parenthood lies, was founded on racist and eugenic ideologies, targets African Americans, and is evil. Now, Planned Parenthood...

Radio Recap – SCOTUS Rules Against Life

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ The Supreme Court ruled against life today. On today’s Jay Sekulow Live, we discussed the Supreme Court’s latest ruling against life. Chief Justice John Roberts cast...

Religious Liberty Is Alive and Well at the U.S. Supreme Court

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE Last week’s Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, interpreting employment discrimination on the basis of “sex” to include sexual orientation and gender...

SCOTUS Decides Employment Cases – But likely does not apply to religious employers

LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a 6-3 opinion written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a lengthy opinion holding that, “An employer who...

Rebutting the IACP’s Spurious Defense of Qualified Immunity

JAY SCHWEIKERT, CATO INSTITUTE The Cato Institute has been engaged in a strategic campaign to abolish qualified immunity for over two years now. In all that time, the...

On Second Amendment, Supreme Court Abdicates Its Duty to Say What the Law Is

ILYA SHAPIRO, CATO INSTITUTE With today’s decision to deny all pending petitions raising Second Amendment issues—Cato had filed in three—the Supreme Court has abdicated its responsibility to say what the...

The Supreme Court’s Dereliction of Duty on Qualified Immunity

JAY SCHWEIKERT, CATO INSTITUTE This morning, the Supreme Court denied all of the major cert petitions raising the question of whether qualified immunity should be reconsidered. This...

Spending on Police by State

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Amid the outcry over George Floyd’s death and subsequent protests, some people are calling for defunding the police. Zeroing out the...

Romanian Churches Sue Illinois Governor for Discrimination

LIBERTY COUNSEL CHICAGO, IL – Romanian churches have filed a federal lawsuit against Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker for his unconstitutional executive orders discriminating against churches by restricting...

Tennessee Parents Blast Court Ruling Against ESA Program

Absent appellate relief, Tennessee parents won't be able to use ESA program next school year. CONOR BECK, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Today, the Chancery Court for Davidson...

US Dept. of Education Issues New Title IX Due Process Protections

BREAKING: Education Dept. issues new Title IX regs with crucial campus due process protections, adopts Supreme Court sexual harassment definition WASHINGTON, May 6, 2020 —...

Pelosi Tried to Slip a Billion Dollars in Abortion Funding in Coronavirus Bill

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the radical pro-abortion Left tried to slip a BILLION dollars in taxpayer funding for abortions...

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Government transparency should not be controversial

~Shining light on EPA actions should get 100% support – but is opposed by the usual suspects~ Duggan Flanakin Ballot harvesting, behind-the-curtains ballot counting and other...

Your Mother is on the Roof

BY T.F. STERN My father had a library of stories and jokes that he’d share, usually when we were a captive audience while on a...

Preserving courtroom and verdict integrity

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Our civil justice system is as much at risk as the integrity of ballots, elections and democracy~ Big Media, Big Tech, Big Academia,...

With Locally-run Elections, a Handful of Big Dem Cities Now Control US

BY SELWYN DUKE Democrats have lamented how the Electoral College gives smaller states outsized influence over presidential elections. But consider what they’ve done via illegal...