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Judges fell marriage laws in two Southern states

By The Editors
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Marriage | Federal judges in Mississippi and Arkansas on Tuesday overturned those states’ laws defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Both judges put…

Federal lawsuits challenge Harvard, UNC over race-based affirmative action

By Laura Edghill
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Higher Education | Federal lawsuits filed last week against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill allege improper race-based admissions…

Obama he stands

By J.C. Derrick
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Immigration | President’s abuse of power likely to hold up in the courts, but not to provide promised immigration reforms

A legal history lesson in the same-sex marriage debate

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court processed another ruling on the question of same-sex marriage. It let stand a federal judge’s decision ordering South…

GOP files suit against Obama administration

By Leigh Jones
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Politics | House Republicans have filed suit against President Barack Obama, claiming he overstepped his constitutional authority in enforcing parts of Obamacare. GOP…

Appeals court lets ruling against abortion safety law stand

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | A federal appeals court said Thursday it would not reverse its earlier decision to block a Mississippi law that requires abortionists to obtain admitting…

Pro-life leader convicted of cackling

By Bob Brown
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Abortion | Northern Ireland’s leading pro-life activist faces jail time after her conviction Wednesday for harassing the operator of that region’s only abortion…

Colorado high school bans prayer meeting during ‘free time’

Colorado high school bans prayer meeting during ‘free time’

By Sarah Padbury
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Religious Liberty | A Colorado high school senior is suing school officials after they told him he couldn’t meet with his Christian friends during a “free period.” The…

Judge legalizes same-sex marriage in Montana

By The Editors
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Marriage | A federal judge struck down Montana’s marriage law today, citing a federal appeals court decision in cases from several other states as his justification.

South Carolina issues first marriage licenses to gay couples

By Lynde Langdon
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Marriage | A South Carolina judge began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples today amid ongoing legal wrestling over the fate of marriage in the state. 

Federal court rejects Catholic challenge to the contraceptive mandate

By Emily Belz
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Healthcare Mandate | The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals gave a victory today to the Obama administration in the first circuit-level verdict on the latest contraceptive and…

Appeals court stops atheist effort to nix clergy tax break

Appeals court stops atheist effort to nix clergy tax break

By Lynde Langdon
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Courts | An appeals court Thursday tossed out an anti-religion group’s lawsuit challenging a tax exemption for clergy. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled…

 
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