Courts

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Third attempt to get NYC churches out of legal limbo

By Nick Eicher
Posted

Religious Liberty | The Bronx Household of Faith rents space from a New York City public school and holds worship on Sundays when the building is empty. But if the New York City…

Bank that funded terrorism must pay back victims

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Terrorism | In a landmark decision, a jury reached a unanimous verdict Monday after two days of deliberation that the large, Jordan-based Arab Bank should be held…

Dinesh D’Souza avoids jail time

By Emily Belz
Posted

Courts | While showing mercy, the federal judge handling the case probed the moral reasons behind what the conservative commentator did

Online ammo stores sued by parents of Aurora shooting victim

By Michael Cochrane
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Gun Rights | The websites that supplied Aurora, Colo. shooter James Holmes with ammunition, body armor, and tear gas were named as defendants in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by…

Pro-life college students fight for free speech

By Courtney Crandell
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Religious Liberty | A pro-life student group at the University of South Alabama (USA) has filed suit against the public college for limiting its First Amendment rights. The…

Arizona judge rules in favor of couple who married out-of-state

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Marriage | An Arizona man whose same-sex partner died last month can be listed as the spouse on his death certificate, a judge ruled today. Fred McQuire won his case…

Missouri family appeals contraceptive mandate ruling

By Leigh Jones
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Healthcare Mandate | A Missouri state legislator and his wife are hoping the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling will prompt a federal appeals court to side with them in their…

Wait for answers threatens fragile calm in Ferguson

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Police | The conflict in Ferguson, Mo., might have simmered for a time, but the heat is rising again as residents lose patience with the government’s response to the…

California colleges remove Christian ministry from 19 campuses

By Leigh Jones
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Higher Education | Four years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled a California university could force Christian groups to accept non-Christian leaders, all of the state’s…

A federal judge who talks sense about marriage

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | Last week, a federal judge in Louisiana went against the judicial grain by ruling in favor of a state’s right to limit marriage to heterosexual couples.

Little Sisters rejects government ‘accommodation’

By Emily Belz
Posted

Healthcare Mandate | Catholic group becomes the first major litigant to fight the latest nonprofit regulation

How long is too long to detain immigrants?

By J.C. Derrick
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Immigration | The government is indefinitely holding non-citizens on what critics say is suspect legal reasoning

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