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Legal Docket, religious liberty, “Dollars and Sense”
Today’s news and a Legal Docket preview of the upcoming Supreme Court term, plus: Baptist leader Russell Moore speaks on the importance of religious liberty, a preview of the week ahead for the financial markets, and more
ISIS war: Despite White House insistence that a global coalition is forming to battle ISIS terrorists, Republicans say airstrikes alone won’t do the job, that ground forces are necessary to defeat the enemy. Meanwhile, religious-freedom advocates criticize U.S. foreign policy for strengthening the hands of jihadists devoted to eradicating Christian communities around the world. They also warned against a plan that would politicize the U.S. commission that monitors religious freedom.
Politics: Experts put Republicans’ chances of taking control of the U.S. Senate at 60%, with generic polling giving the GOP a four-point advantage over Democrats nationwide.
Legal Docket: A look ahead to the 2014-15 Supreme Court term
Mary Reichard, legal-affairs correspondent for The World and Everything in It, discusses these cases:
Online threats: Unlawful conduct or artistic expression? (Elonis vs. United States)
Signs of the times: Churches say town sign ordinance discriminates (Reed v. Town of Gilbert)
Facially unconstitutional? Christians, atheists defend Muslim inmate’s right to a wear a beard (Holt v. Hobbs)
Plus: Arkansas State reverses, for now, its decision not to allow memorial crosses on the back of football players’ helmets.
Russell Moore: Why we must stand firm for religious liberty
Dollars and sense: Fed announces nothing new, markets respond favorably
Warren Cole Smith covers financial news for WORLD News Group.