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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...

Protecting Abortion Survivors in Wyoming

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL The Wyoming House recently passed 44-16 a bill that would mandate life-saving measures for babies that are born alive after an...

Why Ban Employee Prayer?

MATT STAVER, LIBERTY COUNSEL Of all the times to ban employee prayer, a manager in a large distribution center of a major US company chose...

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Revisiting EPA’s Gold King Mine blowout – Part 2

~The Navajo Nation and New Mexico vs. incompetence and bad faith in the USEPA~ Duggan Flanakin On August 5, five years to the day after suffering...

Recalling EPA’s Gold King Mine disaster – Part 1

~Five years after the infamous blowout, EPA finally settles with Utah over Gold King pollution~ Duggan Flanakin On the fifth anniversary of the notorious spill of...

Irregulars and Militias – Are Militias Still Legal in Texas?

BY T.F. STERN (Image: The Concord Minute Man of 1775, a monument created by Daniel Chester French) The most uncomplicated definition of Militia – military force...

Potentially powerful pipeline precedents

~Radical Greens have given citizens the tools to stop destructive wind and solar projects~ Craig Rucker Fracking (horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing) has unleashed bounties of...