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Welcoming David French

I am delighted to say that David French, already familiar to readers of this space and lately of the Alliance Defending Freedom and the American Center for Law and Justice, has joined us as a full-time writer. David is worth reading on anything he writes about, and we are delighted to have him on board.

CHANGE: “Reclaim Australia” movement spreads Down Under: Protests center on halal food rules, …

CHANGE: “Reclaim Australia” movement spreads Down Under: Protests center on halal food rules, imposition of Sharia law, and female genital mutilation.

Americans Don’t Want ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws

A Pew poll shows Americans are not interested in laws that are for so-called “religious freedom.” “While a Pew Research Center poll conducted in September showed Americans were split on whether businesses with religious objections should be able to refuse service to a gay wedding (with 47 percent in favor), and a January AP-GfK poll showed [...]

Private Prison Company Sued For Allegedly Putting Hunger-Striking Moms In Solitary Confinement

Three immigrant women who say they were punished for joining a hunger strike in a Texas family detention center on Thursday sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and GEO Group, the company that operates the facility. The lawsuit,...Show More Summary

Most Don’t Want ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws

“One of the apparent side effects of the religious freedom controversies in Indiana and (to a lesser extent) Arkansas: More Americans now oppose such laws than before,” the Washington Post reports. “While a Pew Research Center poll conducted in September [...]

Pastor Abedini and 3 Other Americans Imprisoned by Iran Likely to Be Forgotten by Obama in Nuclear Deal, ACLJ Warns

The American Center for Law and Justice has warned that pastor Saeed Abedini and three other Americans imprisoned in Iran seem likely to be forgotten by President Barack Obama's administration in the proposed nuclear deal with Iran.

The Blue Wall of Silence Over Police Brutality Must Come Down

At the center of the discussion of the #blacklivesmatter movement is the issue of law enforcement’s relationship with communities of color. While there are myriad issues related to improving conditions for blacks in America, the most prevalent theme of late is how to bridge the gap between police and community in a way that begins to restore trust and remove harmful perceptions.

Laws May Discourage Doctors From Asking Patients About Guns

4 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Guns, as you might imagine, are not conducive to good health. In 2013, for example, firearms were involved in more than 21,000 suicides and 11,000 homicides, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It makes sense,...Show More Summary

Jeb the Destroyer

In February, the Campaign Legal Center, a group which works on campaign finance reform issues, released a “white paper” contending that many of the leading potential presidential candidates were likely breaking federal law by not declaring their candidacy or setting up a “testing the waters” committee for a presidential election run. Show More Summary

“Jeb the Destroyer: Jeb Bush is tearing down what little campaign finance law we have left.”

I have written this piece for Slate. It begins: In February, the Campaign Legal Center, a group which works on campaign finance reform issues, released a “white paper” contending that many of the leading potential presidential candidates were likely breaking federal … Continue reading ?

Will Supreme Court Hold Planned Parenthood Accountable for Over $200 Million in Fraud?

The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) today filed a reply brief in support of the ACLJ’s request that the Supreme Court review our False Claims Act (FCA) case against Planned Parenthood. The matter will now be submitted to the Court for action, potentially as early as mid-May. The case, Gonzalez v. Planned Parenthood Los […]

Hospital Costs Lower in Michigan than in Indiana, Wisconsin; Michigan's Certificate of Need Laws, Dominant Insurer Likely Contributed to Differences

A report released today by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) shows substantial variation in hospital costs between Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin, with Michigan as the lowest cost among the three states.

The Popularity of Concealed Carry Gun Laws is Growing

A new poll finds that more people than ever support concealed carry gun laws in their states. The survey was conducted by John Lott’s Crime Prevention Research Center. The survey

Five Years of Failing Patients

By ANGELO VOLANDES, MD Although this March marked the fifth anniversary of passage of the Affordable Care Act many of its promises to place patients at the center of care remain elusive. No where is this more evident than in the law’s provision to improve shared decision making. Oftentimes there is more than one reasonable […]

K.C. JOHNSON AT COLUMBIA’S LAW AND LIBERTY CENTER: “Unlearning Due Process: Troubling Trends on C…

K.C. JOHNSON AT COLUMBIA’S LAW AND LIBERTY CENTER: “Unlearning Due Process: Troubling Trends on Campus.”

“Texas Photo ID Law Blocks Legitimate Voters”

Jonathan Brater writes for the Brennan Center. … Continue reading ?

Thousands Of Ingredients Are Being Added To Our Food And The FDA Has No Idea

Think the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has inspected all of your food? Not so, thanks to a loophole in a 57-year-old law. According to the Center For Public Integrity, the loophole was created so that manufacturers of certain...Show More Summary

Community Organizing, Fierce Advocacy, Led to Closing of Notorious D.C. Youth Detention Center

Six years ago this spring, the Oak Hill Youth Center was closed. The District of Columbia's juvenile-justice system utilized the Oak Hill facility to warehouse youth in conflict with the law. It was a large, inhumane and abuse prison. Show More Summary

US Court Awards $330 Million to Family of Slain Missionary in Landmark Judgment Against North Korea

A U.S. court has awarded $330 million to Shurat HaDin, or Israel Law Center, on behalf of the U.S.-based family of Rev. Kim Dong-Shik, a Christian missionary and activist who was abducted by North Korean agents inside China and later killed in North Korea.

Ep. 189: Johannes Kepler and His Laws of Planetary Motion

Nicolaus Copernicus changed our understanding of the Universe when he rearranged the Solar System to put the Sun at the center, with the Earth becoming just another of the planets orbiting it. But the movement of the planets didn't really match the theory; not until Johannes Kepler came along with his ellipses, and everything finally worked.

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