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Legal Docket, History Book, Dollars and Sense
Today’s news and Legal Docket with Mary Reichard on the Elane Photography case that dealt a major setback to religious business owners’ right to decline to participate in same-sex ceremonies, plus: a History Book look at an 1870s-era address by women’s suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony, a Dollars and Sense focus on last week’s top financial news and stories likely to make news this week, and more
Monday morning news
Syria: Evidence mounts that the Syrian regime launched a chemical attack on its own people, again crossing President Obama’s “red line” that will trigger unspecified consequences.
Lane murder: One of the suspects in the slaying of student Christopher Lane in Oklahoma was said to regard “the whole thing [as] a joke.” Oklahoma’s governor calls on the president to speak out on the slaying.
Egypt: Coptic Christians provide new details of Islamist attacks on their churches, schools, and businesses, as police and firefighters did nothing.
Education: Department of Justice files suit against a Louisiana school-choice scholarship program for low-income and minority students in failing public schools. Also: Obama calls for new rating system for colleges.
Legal Docket: In a clash of rights, freedom falls
TW&E legal-affairs correspondent Mary Reichard on a closely watched religious-freedom case involving a state human-rights commission, a same-sex wedding, and a photographer’s conscience.
The History Book
The Nineteenth Amendment, guaranteeing female citizens women the right to vote, took effect Aug. 26, 1920. Today, we present a portion of an 1870s-era address by women’s suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony, arguing that voting rights for women are implicit in the citizenship language of the U.S. Constitution. The full text of her address is here. The reading of her address used on today’s program is courtesy of Lit2Go, a project of the Florida Center for Instructional Technology.
Dollars and sense round-up
WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith reviews last week’s top financial news, and looks ahead to the stories likely to make news this week.