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  • In Masterpiece, the Supreme Court Grapples With a Problem of Its Own Making

    by Travis Weber

    December 06, 2017: At Tuesday's oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission-which will decide whether baker Jack Phillips can be forced by the state to design and create a cake celebrating a same sex wedding-it became apparent quite early on that the Court was grappling not merely with Jack's case, but with a number of potential conflicts between religious freedom and same-sex marriage on its hands.

  • ACLU: Forcing Faith Out of Adoption

    by Travis Weber

    November 21, 2017: It may have been unintentional, but a recent lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union could nonetheless result in many children being displaced from adoption agencies who would otherwise have been happy to care for them and find families to adopt them.

  • Atheists, Courts Mark Veterans Day While Demanding Demolition Of Veterans Memorials

    by Travis Weber

    November 10, 2017: This Veterans Day, millions across America will celebrate the sacrifice and service of millions more who have laid down their time and treasure-and in many cases their lives-for our country. At a time when our nation daily worships at the altar of self-fulfillment, and honor for such service increasingly falls by the wayside, those in Bladensburg, Maryland now have to contend with federal judges who want to take away their veterans memorial.

  • In abortion case, we let two children down: Jane Doe and Baby Doe

    by Travis Weber

    October 27, 2017: "Remember, we are talking about a child here." When a federal judge with pro-abortion leanings lets loose such a nugget of truth, it is often accidentally uttered. This appears to be the case with this darkly ironic statement, Judge Patricia Millet made in her concurrence in the D.C. Circuit's Tuesday en banc decision in Garza v. Hargan, ordering an underage girl to be permitted an elective abortion after being detained while unlawfully trying to cross the border into the U.S.

  • Can a Christian Serve as a Judge Anymore?

    by Travis Weber

    September 12, 2017: Earlier this month, during a judicial confirmation hearing for 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Amy Barrett, who is a Catholic law professor, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., questioned whether Barrett could be a Christian and a judge at the same time:

  • Report: Attacks On America's First Freedom Increased 76 Percent In Three Years

    by Travis Weber

    July 03, 2017: More than 200 years ago, the young United States was learning to walk in its freshly won freedom and the Constitution born of it. Our experiment in self-governance, based on the idea that our Creator endowed all of us with certain inalienable rights as reflected in our Declaration of Independence, was unique in the history of the world.

  • Supreme Court Delivers Big Wins for Religious Freedom

    by Travis Weber

    June 30, 2017: "[L]aws . . . that single out the religious for disfavored treatment" are not permissible. So held a large majority of Supreme Court justices on Monday in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer. The Court ruled 7-2 that excluding a group from a Missouri grant program just because of its religious nature violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.

  • The Bigotry of Bernie Sanders

    by Travis Weber

    June 14, 2017: It is the height of irony that Senator Bernie Sanders, in declaring Office of Management and Budget deputy director nominee Russell Vought's beliefs as "bigotry" during his confirmation hearing (see 44:20) last week, expressed blatant bigotry toward Vought by refusing to vote for him for nothing but Vought's religious views.

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