Besides asking for the bill to be recalled and amended, Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas said he was considering issuing an executive order “protecting against discrimination” within the state government.
Red-faced department to set up external accountability task force following embarassing revelations.
Via Arkansas Online: The Arkansas Senate on Wednesday night approved transmitting two amended existing bills to the House that add language that mirrors the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Senate Bills 229 and 975 as amended...Show More Summary
Federal prosecutors said they did not agree with House Republicans’ claims that Lois Lerner had waived her Fifth Amendment right to not incriminate herself at hearings on the agency’s treatment of conservative groups.
Arkansas legislators offered amendments to the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Wednesday, revising the controversial legislation to resemble the federal RFRA. The state senate's judiciary committee passed an amended version of the bill hours after Arkansas Gov. Show More Summary
Any ardent supporter of the Second Amendment will surely like what’s being considered for a referendum in Montana. If a resident feels his, or...
At issue is whether the former IRS official waived her Fifth Amendment rights when she made an opening statement proclaiming her innocence over the agency's targeting of conservative groups.
Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic: If the government puts a GPS tracker on you, your car, or any of your personal effects, it counts as a search -- and is therefore protected by the Fourth Amendment. The Supreme Court clarified and affirmed that law on Monday, when it ruled on Torrey Dale Grady v. Show More Summary
Iowa radio host and Washington Times columnist Steve Deace strongly criticized Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) after Pence agreed in a press conference to amend Indiana's recently passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which would...Show More Summary
Bryan Fischer came up with a good one on his show today, arguing that Governor Mike Pence, if he gives in to 'Big Gay' on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, will be compelling Christian bakers, photographers, and the like to...
The Indianapolis Star has published a report of the language under consideration for an amended version of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (aka the anti-gay 'religious liberty' bill): The measure goes much further than a "preamble" that was proposed...
Pro-life advocates in Congress recently infected an uncontroversial anti-human trafficking bill that had strong bipartisan support with a contentious amendment that prohibits taypayer-funded abortions. Political pundits argue that Democrats...Show More Summary
In what's believed to be a first in the United States, the common council of Madison, Wis., has amended the city's equal opportunities ordinance "to add nonreligion as a protected class."
"This is a bill that in ordinary times would not be controversial. But these are not ordinary times," he said. He wants Arkansas to be known as "a place of tolerance."“What is important from an Arkansas standpoint is one, we get theShow More Summary
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today that he will not sign the religious freedom bill that sits on his desk and will send it back to lawmakers to amend. His statements took the heat off his state – for now. … Continue reading ?
An African American reverend and the president of the Georgia chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)–a group founded on non-violence by Martin Luther King, Jr.–is now saying that
You either favor legislation that permits discrimination or you don’t. You don’t amend it. You get rid of it. The whole point of the bill is to discriminate. CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said this was nothing but “political double-talk.” “There is only one issue going on here, which is whether private businesses should be [...]
Bryan Fischer's American Family Association accuses Indiana of amending their "religious freedom" law in order to cave to "Big Gay." Yes. Big Gay. Naturally, one of his hate-mongering foot soldiers, Sandy Rios, appeared on News Nation on MSNBC this morning. Show More Summary
A Louisiana Republican pre-filed a bill Tuesday that would call for a constitutional amendment to define life as beginning at conception. The bill is the latest of the so-called personhood measures that have failed time and again inShow More Summary