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  • Basic Facts about the Defense of Marriage Act

    by Chris Gacek

    July 20, 2010: Before the Constitutional Convention in 1787, relations between the States were not ideal. To reduce tensions, the new Constitution contained a provision, the "Full Faith and Credit Clause," which states:

  • Perry v. Schwarzenegger

    by Chris Gacek

    January 11, 2010: FRC also played an instrumental role in securing passage of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the constitutionality of which would be called into question by a decision of this Court declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional on federal constitutional grounds.

  • Post-Abortion Suffering: A Psychiatrist Looks at the Effects of Abortion

    by Chris Gacek

    January 06, 2010: The growing weight of scientific studies and the voices of women themselves tell the story of abortion as a life-changing, adverse experience for many. Relying on Dr. Martha Shuping's experience as a psychiatrist, we can describe the psychological impact of abortion through the lens of her clinical counseling and the emerging scientific literature.

  • McDonald v. City of Chicago

    by Chris Gacek

    November 30, 2009: This Court held in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment secured an individual right to keep and bear arms. 128 S. Ct. 2783, 2799 (2008). In so holding, this Court invalidated various sections of the District of Columbia's statutes establishing a virtually-categorical ban on handguns and other readily-usable firearms within the home.

  • Fox Television Stations, Inc., et al. v. Federal Communications Commission

    by Chris Gacek

    October 28, 2009: "[I]t is apparent that the unconditional phrasing of the First Amendment was not intended to protect every utterance." Roth v. United States, 354 U.S. 476, 483 (1957). Amici contend that society has a strong and abiding interest, firmly grounded in the First Amendment, in maintaining standards of decency. This interest extends especially to the preservation of standards of decency with respect to the materials broadcast into the sanctuary of our homes.

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