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Midday Roundup: Smoker’s widow gets billions in damages

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Sending a message. A Pensacola, Fla., jury awarded $23.6 billion late Friday to the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. The verdict against…

Midday Roundup: Court again gives thumbs up to affirmative action

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Affirmative approval. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled again yesterday that the University of Texas may legally use race as part of its admissions…

Expert: Boehner is out-of-bounds with suit against Obama

By Kent Covington & Lynde Langdon
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Politics | Next week, House Republicans will start work on legislation to authorize a lawsuit against the president for overstepping his executive powers. “In my view,

Web Reads: Finding meaning, purpose, and joy in work

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | The joy of work. Chris Horst has a brother with special needs who works at Costco. In this blog post he describes the difference that job has made to his…

What’s next for baker who refused to make cake for same-sex wedding

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Jack Phillips’ bakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., has become a frontline in the battle for religious liberty. Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop,

Court gives Arizona’s illegal immigrants a ticket to ride

By Kristen Eicher
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Immigration | The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday struck down an Arizona policy prohibiting young illegal immigrants from getting drivers’ licenses. In 2012,

Listening In - Jul 4 2014

Podcast | A conversation concerning Christians and the courts

Midday Roundup: Gay marriage finds another GOP ally

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Going public. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, publicly announced her support for same-sex marriage Wednesday, shortly after receiving an endorsement from a major…

Colorado Christian University wins contraceptive mandate reprieve

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Healthcare Mandate | Colorado Christian University scored a victory for religious liberty last week, winning a preliminary injunction from a Denver federal judge against the…

Gay marriage passes first appeals court test

By The Editors
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Marriage | A federal appeals court today declared Utah’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional in the first appellate ruling on state marriage laws as the issue makes…

Austin pregnancy care centers win fight over ‘no abortion here’ signs

Austin pregnancy care centers win fight over ‘no abortion here’ signs

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Abortion | Pregnancy care centers in Austin, Texas, do not have to post signs telling clients they do not provide abortions or offer referrals for them, a federal court…

A conservative (finally) wins in court

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | A federal judge has ordered the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) to pay $710,000 in legal fees to the lawyers who represented a conservative…

 
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