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Headscarf case offers religious liberty cover

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | The high court seems likely to rule against Abercrombie & Fitch and in favor of religious accommodation

When is it too late to blow the whistle on fraud?

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | The Supreme Court is considering a case that touches on one of the government’s longstanding fraud-fighting tools to encourage people in-the-know to report…

Adderall, deportation, and confession before the Supreme Court

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Adderall overkill? Every year, the United States deports about 30,000 people for drug crimes. Moones Mellouli was one. A citizen of Tunisia, Mellouli came to…

When does a K-9 cop need a warrant for his nose?

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Suppose you’re pulled over by police for a traffic violation. Is it legal for the officer to make you wait a few minutes after writing you a ticket so a…

Supreme Court considers fairness in housing, healthcare

By Mary Reichard & Nick Eicher
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Supreme Court | Fair housing. A Texas group called Inclusive Communities Project argued last week at the U.S. Supreme Court that Dallas neighborhoods are segregated because…

Judges stays Alabama marriage ruling

By Lynde Langdon
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Marriage | UPDATE (9:45 a.m. EST, Jan. 26): The judge who struck down Alabama’s marriage law Friday issued a stay of her decision for two weeks, giving the state…

Kennedy’s way

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | Supreme Court’s record suggests it likely will rule to legalize gay marriage nationwide

Supreme Court issues big religious freedom ruling for Muslim prisoner

By Emily Belz
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Religious Liberty | The Supreme Court delivered a unanimous ruling in favor of a Muslim prisoner’s right to grow a half-inch beard in an Arkansas prison, underscoring its broad…

One pastor’s tedious defense of the First Amendment

By Mary Reichard
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First Amendment | Last week, the pastor of a small church in Gilbert, Ariz., introduced himself on the steps outside of the Supreme Court.  “I’m Clyde Reed, pastor of…

Supreme Court agrees to hear marriage cases

By Emily Belz
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Marriage | The nation’s highest court will decide this term whether gay marriage must be legal in all 50 states

De Blasio asks high court to uphold ban on churches in schools

By Emily Belz
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Religious Liberty | NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio is in a strange position. De Blasio has said repeatedly that he opposes the Bloomberg-era policy forbidding churches from…

Midday Roundup: Charlie Hebdo’s message of forgiveness

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Forgiveness. The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo , attacked last week by Islamic terrorists, will release its next issue on schedule tomorrow. The cover,

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