Courts

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5th Circuit upholds Texas abortion regulations

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Abortion | A federal appeals court has upheld a Texas law requiring abortion providers to conform to ambulatory surgery center standards, paving the way for as many as…

California court rules for feather but not religious freedom

By Jae Wasson
Posted

Religious Liberty | Christian Titman will be able to wear his 5-inch-long eagle feather to graduation. Titman, a member of the Pit River Tribe, had asked the Clovis (Calif.) High…

Appeals courts strike down pro-life laws but admit changing viability standard

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | Two U.S. appeals courts struck down abortion restrictions last week, arguing they violated the previously established viability standard. On Friday, the 9th…

Marine fights court martial over Scripture signs at work

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Religious Liberty | Should service members be allowed to post a passage of Scripture in their personal workspace? Is such an act protected under federal law and military…

New York judge considers giving chimps human rights

By Sarah Wedel
Posted

Human Rights | Two chimpanzees are trying to escape the Concrete Jungle. The Nonhuman Rights Project filed a lawsuit on behalf of the two chimpanzees being kept  for…

Powers separated

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Immigration | Appeals court rules Obama’s unilateral immigration orders cannot proceed

Family Christian accepts bid for buy-out from existing investors

Family Christian accepts bid for buy-out from existing investors

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Business | The bankrupt Family Christian Stores (FCS) has auctioned its assets to the highest bidder, which is owned by the same company that owns FCS and promises to…

Decade-long sit-in at Massachusetts Catholic church nears end

By Kaylen Tanner
Posted

Religion | Former parishioners of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Roman Catholic Church, in Scituate Mass., are waiting to find out whether they can keep their church…

Federal judge: Backpage not liable for ads pimping children

By Kiley Crossland
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Human Trafficking | A Massachusetts federal judge has ruled in favor of Backpage.com, a classifieds website accused of hosting ads for pimps who sexually traffic children. The…

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the federal death penalty

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Death Penalty | A death sentence hangs over 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after a federal jury in Boston condemned him two weeks ago. The same panel convicted Tsarnaev on all…

California Medical Association takes ‘neutral’ stance on euthanasia

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Euthanasia | The California Medical Association (CMA) officially adopted a neutral stance on physician-assisted suicide last week, ushering California closer to legalizing…

Black pro-lifer wins fight against NAACP over abortion parody

By Courtney Crandell
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Free Speech | In a ruling issued late Tuesday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided unanimously with the pro-life Radiance Foundation in its trademark infringement…

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