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  • Nepal's Draft Constitution Would Ban Religious Conversion

    07/28/2015 10:16:23 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Hindu Press International, Hinduism Today Magazine ^ | July 22, 2015 | Julia A. Seymour
    Nepal: HPI Note: This report is from a Christian website. Christians and Muslims in Nepal are criticizing the draft version of a new constitution that bans religious conversion. Spurred to action by the recent earthquake, Nepal's government introduced the draft for public comment on June 30, Reuters reported. The draft states that "any act which may be contrary to public health, public decency or morality or incitement to breach public peace or act to convert another person from one religion to another or any act or behavior to undermine or jeopardize the religion of each other is not allowed and...
  • California Bar Exam Cut From Three Days To Two

    07/27/2015 10:07:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Rejoice, future California lawyers! The CA State Bar Board of Trustees just voted to scale back the state’s onerous three-day exam, said by some to be the hardest bar exam in the country, to a more comfortable two-day affair. ... California was weighing a proposal to alter the test format to include one day of essays (5 one-hour essays and a 90-minute performance test) and one day of the MBE, with both days weighed equally. As noted in that post, this scales back the performance test from its previous 3-hour length ... Meanwhile, every California lawyer should start working on...
  • Pakistan SC stays execution of blasphemy-convict Christian woman

    07/22/2015 1:17:02 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Niti Central ^ | Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Lahore, Jul 22 (PTI) Pakistan's Supreme Court today stayed the execution of a minority Christian woman over blasphemy as it admitted her plea challenging the conviction, in a case that sparked international outrage over the controversial law. A three-member panel of judges heard the case in Supreme Court's Lahore registry and admitted Asia Bibi's petition for full hearing after initial arguments by her defence lawyer besides staying her execution till the matter is adjudicated. Bibi, a mother of five, had a quarrel over a bowl of water with fellow Muslim women while working on a crop field in Punjab province. She was accused of uttering...
  • 1993: Clinton signs fetal tissue research law

    07/20/2015 7:38:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | July 20, 2015 | saynsumthn
    President Bill Clinton was a supporter of fetal tissue research. A 1994 scholarly article entitled, “Issues of Property, Ethics and Consent in the Transplantation of Fetal Reproductive Tissue” authored by Heather J. Meeker gives some background: 1. The Federal Moratorium The federal government currently controls the extent of fetal tissue transplantation solely through its allocation of research funding. Federal law explicitly defers regulation of the use of fetal tissue to the states. However, in 1988, the Reagan administration injected its anti-abortion political philosophy into the field of science funding by taking a stand against fetal tissue implantation. In that year,...
  • Scott Walker tells undocumented worker that immigrants must follow the law

    07/19/2015 11:58:33 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7-19-15 | Jenna Johnson
    PLAINFIELD, Iowa — As presidential hopeful Scott Walker toured a farm in this tiny town where he lived as a child, he was confronted by an undocumented worker from Mexico who is living in Wisconsin and demanded to know why Walker does not support President Obama's plan to give temporary status to some undocumented workers, including parents of children who were born in the United States. "We're a nation of laws," Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin, repeatedly told Jose Flores, 38, who was joined by two of his four children, Luis, 7, and Leslie, 13, who had tears rolling...
  • Wal-Mart sued for denying health insurance to gay worker's wife

    07/14/2015 4:51:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    reuters ^ | 7/14/15 | DANIEL WIESSNER
    A Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) employee sued the retailer on Tuesday, saying its prior policy of denying health insurance to the spouses of gay employees violated gender discrimination laws.... Jackie Cote, who has worked at Walmart stores in Maine and Massachusetts since 1999, said in the lawsuit that her wife, Diana Smithson, developed cancer in 2012 and the denial of insurance led to more than $150,000 in medical debt. Cote and Smithson were married in Massachusetts in 2004, days after a court ruling made the state the first to allow gay nuptials. Smithson worked for Wal-Mart until 2008, when she...
  • Two dozen Democrats sponsor House bill to eliminate words ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ from federal law

    07/09/2015 3:45:10 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Apparently they've run out of flags to denounce. I give up. Those of you who elected these people, you know who you are. If you won’t do the honorable thing now so the rest of us can finally get some peace . . . hey, I’ve got nothing left if we’ve descended all the way to this: Special: Dr. Ron Paul: A Crisis Bigger Than 2008 May Be Coming More than two dozen Democrats have proposed legislation that would eliminate the words “husband” and “wife” from federal law. Those “gendered terms” would be replaced by “gender-neutral” words like “spouse” or...
  • Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling To Become Feature Film

    07/08/2015 9:50:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 8,2015 | Kipp Jones
    The case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which ended June 26 with the United States Supreme Court ruling 5-4 to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, is headed for the big screen.
  • Random thoughts on July 3, 2015 (Vanity)

    07/03/2015 9:25:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    vanity | 7-3-15 | self
    Vanity: Random thoughts on July 3, 2015 What has happened to our society when a tiny minority of outspoken folks can mess with our language and redefine words at will? Furthermore, what will happen to the word of law? 1) First, there was the definition of "is”. Remember that? Depends upon what the meaning of is is. A convoluted excuse, if I ever heard one. 2) Even before that, there was the word “gay”, which (over a generation) morphed from a happy word with pleasant, cheerful connotations to one that means homosexual, with all the negatives associated. Gay used to...
  • You Commit Three Felonies a Day

    07/01/2015 6:02:51 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 27, 2009 | L. Gordon Crovitz
    Laws have become too vague and the concept of intent has disappeared. When we think about the pace of change in technology, it's usually to marvel at how computing power has become cheaper and faster or how many new digital ways we have to communicate. Unfortunately, this pace of change is increasingly clashing with some of the slower-moving parts of our culture. Technology moves so quickly we can barely keep up, and our legal system moves so slowly it can't keep up with itself. By design, the law is built up over time by court decisions, statutes and regulations. Sometimes...
  • Suicide of the West

    07/01/2015 3:40:43 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 3 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 07/01/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “The judgments that Liberals render on public issues, domestic and foreign, are as predictable as the salivation of Pavlovian dogs”, wrote James Burnham in his 1964 classic Suicide of the West. Burnham continues, “Modern Liberalism does not offer ordinary men compelling motives for personal sacrifice, suffering, and death. There is no tragic dimension in its picture of the good life. Men become willing to endure, sacrifice, and die for God, for family, honor, country, from a sense of absolute duty or an exalted vision of the meaning of history…And it is preceisley these ideas and institutions that Liberalism has criticized,...
  • New laws in Tennessee include 48-hour waiting period for abortion

    06/30/2015 4:46:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    whnt.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Associated Press,
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A new Tennessee law that requires a 48-hour waiting period before an abortion is one of many new laws taking effect on July 1. The abortion measure passed during the recent legislative session affects all seven of the state’s abortion clinics. Another measure will require abortion facilities performing more than 50 abortions a year be held to the same health and safety standards as other out-patient surgical facilities.
  • UPDATE: Judge blocks abortion law from going into effect Wednesday

    06/30/2015 4:00:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    palmbeachpost.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Christine Stapleton
    A judge this afternoon granted an emergency injunction that blocks Florida’s newest abortion law from going into effect tomorrow as planned. The new law requires women to wait at least 24-hours after meeting in person with her doctor before the procedure can go forward. The law, which was scheduled to go into effect on Wednesday, will remain blocked while the case proceeds. In an 11-page ruling, Leon County Circuit Court Judge Charles Francis emphasized that he was not ruling on whether the law violated a woman’s right to privacy but whether the groups that sought the emergency order were entitled...
  • Quo Vadis, America?

    06/30/2015 5:49:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "Natural law -- God's law -- will always trump common law," said Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a Christian leader in her own right, "God will have the final word in this matter." But, for now, Justice Anthony Kennedy has the final word. Same-sex marriage is the law of the land, as the right of gays and lesbians to marry is right there in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which was ratified in 1868. We just didn't see it. Tony Kennedy spotted what no previous court had detected. The absurdity of the decision aside,...
  • Three ways conservatives can take out gay marriage: (Vanity).

    06/29/2015 10:42:55 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 40 replies
    Me | 6-28-2015 | JSDude1
    Ok so here's my take on ways that conservatives can take on gay marriage legally and reverse this aweful decision. #1. We can through the legislative process radically simplify the tax code so that it doesn't deal with marriage and is much simpler, also make it so that anyone can easily gain the power of atty, inheritance from anyone else. Marriage where it intersects with government would be separated, the government wouldn't have the motivation or the power to regulate marriage. Any kind of "marriage certificate issued by the govt. would be moot and void. We'd basically be back to...
  • How LGBT-friendly laws could change medicine

    06/19/2015 8:10:34 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 6/18/15 | Michael Cook
    With same-sex marriage and the transformation of Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn Jenner in the world headlines, it’s time to ask what LGBT bioethics would look like. Timothy Murphy, of the University of Illinois College of Medicine,  foreshadows some of the major themes in the journal Bioethics.Bioethics benefits. “Bioethics is better than it would otherwise have been, because people queer in their sexual interests and identities have challenged misconceived concepts of health and disease, challenged obstacles to access and equity in healthcare, and forced attention to professional standards in clinical care, among other things.”Defending LGBT parenting. To show that the battle...
  • Does Harvard Teach Law Anymore?

    06/18/2015 6:42:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/18/2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Harvard is to law what Winchester is to bolt actions. Powerful, dependable, well engineered and the mark of a serious craft, at least that’s what I was told.These days, Harvard graduates probably don’t know much about bolt actions, unless they are a member of the Harvard Law School shooting club. A stroll through the Harvard Law School course catalog also makes you wonder how much they know about the real practice of law.The course catalog from Harvard Law School hints that the answer might be — not as much as we thought.The Harvard Law School course catalog frequently reads...
  • Magna Carta at 800: We are still enjoying the freedoms won

    06/15/2015 6:00:10 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/15/2015 | John Stanton
    Except that there's something rather different about this rural corner of England. These riverside fields at Runnymede are reputed to be the setting for one of the most significant moments in UK democratic and constitutional history. The National Trust labels it "the birthplace of modern democracy," while an impressive monument commemorates a "symbol of freedom under law." It was here, of course, that the Magna Carta is said to have been sealed on June 15, 1215 under the title of the "Great Charter."
  • Scalia is unfit to serve: A justice who rejects science and the law for religion is of unsound mind

    06/14/2015 10:41:41 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 83 replies
    Salon ^ | June 14, 2015 | Jeffrey Tayler
    Full title: Antonin Scalia is unfit to serve: A justice who rejects science and the law for religion is of unsound mind Readers of this column already know that faith-derangement syndrome has stricken the highest levels of the executive branch of government, afflicting President Obama and virtually all his potential successors. Now we have evidence that it has spread to the top organ of the judiciary, the Supreme Court. But first, a clarification. Sufferers of faith-derangement syndrome (FDS) exhibit the following symptoms: unshakable belief in the veracity of manifest absurdities detailed in ancient texts regarding the origins of the cosmos...
  • WAPO: American Police Could Help Themselves By Shooting Less, Talking More

    06/12/2015 7:34:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On June 11 The Washington Post intimated that police in America might not face the tensions they currently face if they shot less and talked more. The Post reached this verdict via a comparison between the tactics of “lightly armed” British police and those of heavily armed Americans.
  • Obama Goes Full Stalin: Tells Secret Court To Ignore Law He Signed 4 Hours Earlier, Extend Illegal

    06/09/2015 7:37:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    zeri hedge ^ | 6/9/15 | tyler durden
    Just when we thought the absurdity that marks every single day of Obama's reign could not possibly be surpassed, we learned that 4 hours (3 hours and 47 minutes to be precise) after the US president vowed to sign a new law banning bulk data collection by the NSA (named, for purely grotesque reasons, the "USA Freedom Act"), the Obama administration asked the secret Fisa surveillance court to ignore a federal court that found bulk surveillance illegal and to once again grant the National Security Agency the power to collect the phone records of millions of Americans for six months....
  • Video of officers breaking up pool party in Texas sparks outrage [in the media]

    06/08/2015 5:11:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/8/15 | Faith Karimi and Ashley Fantz
    he outrage was immediate. After a video surfaced of a chaotic confrontation between teens and police at a community pool in Texas, calls for the officer's dismissal were swift and loud... The approximately seven-minute video shows officers trying to gain control of a group of teenagers at the pool. A few minutes into the video, an officer throws a 14-year-old girl wearing a bikini to the ground and shoves her head down. Two teenage boys approach; the officer pulls out his gun and chases them away. He then grabs the girl's arm as he re-holsters his gun.
  • Cops: Woman claiming she needed 'spinal transplant' scams $1.2 million from man, 86

    06/04/2015 7:27:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 04, 2015 | Liam Ford
    Cops: Woman claiming she needed 'spinal transplant' scams $1.2 million from man, 86 Candy Ely, 35, lured an 86-year-old Chicago man into a romantic relationship and stole more than $1.2 million in cash and items from him, including a car, police said. (Cook County Sheriff's Office) By Liam Ford Chicago Tribune contact the reporter Crime Theft A 35-year-old woman is accused of luring an 86-year-old man into a romantic relationship and then stealing more than $1.2 million in cash after claiming she had cancer and needed a "spinal transplant," police said. Candy Ely “baited” the man “into a false relationship...
  • Marriage, Plan B

    06/03/2015 8:03:46 AM PDT · by The_Reader_David · 16 replies
    Fr. John Whiteford's News, Comments, & Reflections ^ | May 3, 2015 | Fr. John Whiteford
    If, as seems likely, the Supreme Court will shred the Constitution and impose Gay "Marriage" on all 50 states, here is what states could do to nullify that decision. I have often argued that the state can't "get out of the marriage business" because the state has an interest in it, but I think I have come up with a way that the state could deal with what it has as a legitimate interest, change some labels, legally, and not have to deal with the question of gay marriage, all in one fell swoop. Granted, it is ridiculous that the...
  • Alan Dershowitz suing TD Garden for slip and fall

    06/02/2015 6:19:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 02, 2015 | Callum Borchers
    If only there had been some paper towels. Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard Law School professor known as a zealous civil liberties advocate, is suing TD Garden nearly three years after a slip and fall in an arena bathroom that he attributes to a depleted supply of paper towels near the sinks.
  • Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice

    05/31/2015 8:59:23 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    A gruesome suicide, a likely murder, a tragic plane crash, wrongful imprisonment, and gripping courtroom scenes draw readers into this compelling story, giving them a frightening perspective on justice and who should be accountable when evidence is withheld. Licensed to Lie is the true story of the strong-arm, illegal, and unethical tactics used by headline-grabbing federal prosecutors in their narcissistic pursuit of power.
  • Mary Gonzalez, First Openly Pansexual Legislator, Explains How She Is Changing Minds In Texas

    05/29/2015 12:28:05 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 100 replies
    huffington ^ | 5/29/15
    ....in Texas, Democrats have impressively managed to beat back the bulk of over 20 anti-gay bills conservative Republicans had created in committees in an effort to blunt a Supreme Court ruling this month... .....Gonzalez first wanted to dispel some misinformation about her identity. She first came out as pansexual — which is distinct from bisexual because it defines an individual who is attracted to various gender identities — in 2012 after first being elected, noting that she’d dated transgender and "gender-queer" people. But it had been reported that she came out as lesbian first and then later came out as...
  • IRS Hires $1,000-An-Hour Lawyers And It Might Have Violated Federal Law

    05/28/2015 10:39:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/29/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is paying a Washington law firm $1,000 an hour in taxpayer money to perform a corporate audit, despite its claim of being severely underfunded.The IRS’ $2.2 million contract with big-money firm Quinn Emanuel has sparked a Senate Finance Committee investigation, with the committee’s chairman saying that the IRS “appears to violate federal law.”Senate Finance Committee chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch wrote a letter this month to IRS commissioner John Koskinen stating his concerns relating to the contact, which pays Quinn Emanuel $1,000 an hour to perform an audit of Microsoft.Hatch said that the contract appears to...
  • How the militantly pro-gay Golden State Warriors evaded the wrath of God

    05/28/2015 3:26:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    mofopolitics.com ^ | May. 28, 2015
    Last May, the Golden State Warriors’ militantly pro-gay front office fired head coach Mark Jackson for refusing to celebrate news that Jason Collins had come out of the closet, and preaching Christian values. The Warriors evade the wrath of God. Incompetent Warriors owners Joe Lacob and Rick Welts’ top choice to replace Jackson was the twice-fired Stan Van Gundy… But God intervened. Van Gundy turned down the Warriors’ offer… (SNIP) Despite ownership’s best-laid plans, divine providence resulted in Steve Kerr– who had agreed in principle to coach the New York Knicks– coaching the Golden State Warriors. This unintentional hire spared...
  • Obama Amnesty Stays Shut Down

    05/28/2015 9:06:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Appellate court enforces the law, not the whims of a rogue president President Obama’s unilaterally imposed immigration amnesty plan will remain suspended for the time being, thanks to a federal appeals court ruling that serves as a desperately needed reminder to Americans that the United States is not supposed to be a one-man dictatorship. On Tuesday two members of a three-judge panel of the New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit allowed an injunction to remain in place that blocks Obama from moving forward with his immigration plan. The ruling effectively extends the stay that was ordered...
  • W.Va. joins list of states with abortion ban at 20 weeks

    05/28/2015 4:58:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    wvmetronews.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Shauna Johnson
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Abortions after 20 weeks into a pregnancy, in most cases, are now illegal in West Virginia. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act took effect on Tuesday, making the Mountain State one of nearly a dozen states with such a ban. “I’m proud of our folks here in the state for passing this legislation because I think the people of the state want it,” Dr. Wanda Franz, president of West Virginians for Life, one of the leading supporters of the legislation, said on Wednesday’s MetroNews “Talkline.” “This is very important legislation and a new step nationally for us...
  • Golden State Warriors owner fired coach Mark Jackson for refusing to embrace homosexuality

    05/28/2015 1:46:28 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    MofoPolitics.com ^ | May. 13, 2014
    From 1992 to 2012, the Golden State Warriors were consistently one of the worst teams in basketball. The team was so unimaginably miserable, management so criminally negligible– that owner Joe Lacob was mercilessly booed for 15 straight minutes at a ceremony honoring beloved Warriors great Chris Mullin… (SNIP) Enter Mark Jackson. After a rocky start in 2011, Jackson turned a perennial loser into one of the top teams in the NBA. In 2014, the Warriors finished with 51 wins– the most wins by the team in two decades. (SNIP) Having failed to catch Jackson’s spewing “hate speech”– Lacob and Welts...
  • Florida Cop Hit With Felony After Being Caught on Camera Stealing Gas

    05/19/2015 5:02:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 116 replies
    MIAMI — Miami-Dade Police Employee Officer Emil Lugo has been charged with felony fraud for stealing the county fuel. He hs allegedly been stealing the gas for months. He was arrested after undercover cameras caught him in the act. (Video below) A statement released by the State Attorney’s Office reads in part, “This investigation arose from concerns that Sergeant Lugo was improperly using his Miami-Dade County access during the period from January 2015 through March 2015. Not only was Sergeant Lugo fueling his vehicle at a fuel station rarely used by police officers, (the 7900 SW 107 Avenue site was...
  • Sued for Someone Else’s Products? Alabama Says No.

    05/18/2015 2:17:46 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 10 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 5-13-15 | Amy Kjose Anderson
    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed into law legislation that would protect drug manufacturers from being sued for products created by their generic brand competitors. In January of 2013 and again last summer, the Alabama Supreme Court decided to allow an individual who used only the generic version of Reglan to sue the manufacturer of the brand name drug. Even though the brand manufacturer had no involvement in the production or sale of the generic drug, the company may be held liable for damages presumably caused by a third party competitor.
  • Fears over military training fester in Texas city

    05/10/2015 9:08:54 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 14 replies
    CNHI Network ^ | May 8, 2015 8:15 am | John Austin
    BASTROP, Texas - Vicki Lehmeir said she was initially surprised that Gov. Greg Abbott put the Texas State Guard in charge of monitoring the U.S. military's Jade Helm 15 exercises this summer. Then again, Lehmeir, treasurer of the county Democratic Party, reconsidered. “Gov. Abbott is pandering to the paranoia in the state,” said Lehmeir, on Thursday morning. “And then he’ll probably complain about the cost, like he did at the border when those children were coming across.” Fear that the exercises represent the beginnings of a military-led takeover of the state, orchestrated by President Barack Obama, were all too real...
  • BOOM: Veteran Attorney Reveals Baltimore Prosecutor Could Face JAIL for What She Just Did

    05/08/2015 2:28:17 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 57 replies
    conservativetribune.com ^ | 5/7/15 | Conservative Tribune
    BOOM: Veteran Attorney Reveals Baltimore Prosecutor Could Face JAIL for What She Just Did You may perhaps have noticed the swiftness and sloppiness with which Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby charged the six officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest with his death. A number of other people have noticed, too — notably Page Croyder, an attorney and 20-year veteran of the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office. In a blog post that was picked up by the Baltimore Sun, Croyder said that Mosby could even be jailed for false arrest. She also said that, if not an arrest, the attorney was opening...
  • Breaking… Sr. Law Enforcement Official: Baltimore Mayor Said “Let Them Loot, It’s Only Property”

    04/29/2015 2:44:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 116 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/29/15 | Jim Hoft
    Sr. Law Enforcement Official: Baltimore Mayor Said “Let the Protesters Loot, It’s Only Property”A senior Baltimore law enforcement official said the mayor told police officials,“Let them loot. It’s only property.” Via Your World with Neil Cavuto:
  • Principles of constitutionalism: malum in se versus malum prohibitum

    04/29/2015 4:43:05 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 3 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 28, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    In previous essays in this series, I have tried to emphasize that genuine constitutional republican government rests upon a foundation of the rule of law, which restrains government to fulfilling only certain, constitutionally-defined roles. Within legitimate governments, these roles are, in turn, defined by the principles of natural law and should serve to reinforce, rather than to undercut or overrule, the natural rights of the citizens. Our American Constitution was designed by our Founders to operate within this system of limits upon the power of government, as were the governments of the several States through the constitutional stipulations that each...
  • Principles of Constitutionalism: Malum in Se versus Malum Prohibitum

    04/27/2015 5:45:41 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/15 | Tim Dunkin
    Law, as a principle, should acts to affirm and support natural liberty, rather than oppose it In previous essays in this series, I have tried to emphasize that genuine constitutional republican government rests upon a foundation of the rule of law, which restrains government to fulfilling only certain, constitutionally-defined roles. Within legitimate governments, these roles are, in turn, defined by the principles of natural law and should serve to reinforce, rather than to undercut or overrule, the natural rights of the citizens. Our American Constitution was designed by our Founders to operate within this system of limits upon the power...
  • Clinton: 'Deep-seated' beliefs block abortion access - back up and enforce laws

    04/24/2015 9:47:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said "deep-seated … religious beliefs" have to be changed before the world's women will get full access to abortion. “Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced,” Clinton said, according to The Daily Caller. “Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper,” she argued about abortion. “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will." “And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be...
  • Empowering Victims of Crime through Outreach and Involvement

    04/23/2015 2:45:55 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 3 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 4-23-15 | Cara Sullivan
    Crime, at its core, inflicts harm on the victim. As such, one of the primary purposes of the criminal justice system should be to repair the damage done by the crime and prevent further victimization by rehabilitating and holding accountable the offender. Yet, with the criminal justice system and reform dialogue so often focused on offenders and taxpayers, the needs of individual victims frequently go undiscussed. Although it is important to acknowledge the damage crime does to society at large, we must not forget the tremendous and often emotionally paralyzing impact crime has on the affected individuals. America’s criminal justice...
  • What is the law of Christ?

    04/20/2015 1:51:08 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 20 replies
    Disciple of Jesus Christ ^ | October 4, 2011 | unknown
    “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2) The law of Christ misunderstood Some people read this verse out of its context, as if it suddenly fell from the sky, and they conclude that there is a new law given by God under the New Covenant, called the law of Christ, in contrast with the Law which they call “the Law of the Old Testament”. They say the Christian does not have to keep the Law of God (which they call the Law of the Old Testament), because the Christian is not under...
  • An Issue of Supreme Importance for 2016

    04/16/2015 1:10:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 15, 2015 | Allen Mendenhall
    "...................The Senate Judiciary Committee, which conducts hearings on presidential nominees to the High Court, currently consists of 11 Republicans and 9 Democrats. Republicans hold a 54-member majority in the Senate, the governing body that confirms presidential nominees to the Court. If these numbers remain unchanged or only slightly changed under a Republican president, that president would have wide latitude to nominate candidates who have tested and principled commitments to conservatism. Let’s say the presidential election favored a Democrat. A Democratic president could simply replace the departing Justice Ginsburg or Justice Breyer with a jurist in their mold, in effect filling...
  • ‘A Bonhoeffer moment’: Evangelical leaders vow civil disobedience if SCOTUS redefines marriage

    04/08/2015 11:52:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 54 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/7/15 | Ben Johnson
    April 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dozens of Christian leaders have vowed they will not remain silent, as they did following the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, promising to take nonviolent direct action if the High Court votes to redefine marriage.The Supreme Court is deciding two separate issues: Whether the 14th Amendment guarantees same-sex “marriage” as a constitutional right, and whether states must honor same-sex “marriages” contracted in states that have voted – or, more likely, where an unelected judge has forcibly determined – to redefine marriage.“We believe that the majority of the Court will rule in favor of elevating...
  • Christ Did Not Die in Vain

    04/05/2015 9:38:53 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 7 replies
    Fire and Ice: Puritan and Reformed Writings ^ | April 5,2015 | Robert Traill
    "If righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain." — Gal. 2:21."I do not frustrate the grace of God; for if righteousness come by the law, then is Christ dead in vain." You have heard of the connection of this verse with the preceding part of the chapter; and of its relation to the scope of the apostle, and to that point of gospel doctrine that he is there proving; and that is, "That a man is not justified by the law, but by Christ, or by faith in him. And this verse contains two arguments, the...
  • Squatter living rent and mortgage free

    04/04/2015 6:16:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | Apr 2, 2015 | Craig Wal
    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Tinley Park squatter living rent and mortgage free The problem with squatters is hitting home in an upscale Tinley Park Subdivision. On Mallow Street where homes sell for $350,000 or more, a woman has been living in a house rent and mortgage free for two years. “It's very frustrating, our property taxes are very high, I work nights to pay mine and to help support my family. And I just see her coming and going without a care in the world it's enormously frustrating,” said neighbor Patti Yara. And no one is more frustrated than...
  • MSNBC 'Debate' on Indiana Law: 'Cut His Mic Off!'

    04/01/2015 2:10:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/1/15 | Guy Benson
    The Heritage Foundation's Ryan Anderson (with whom I happen to disagree on same-sex marriage) appeared on Ed Schultz's MSNBC program (cough) last night to discuss Indiana's religious freedom law, and the resulting conversation culminated with the host instructing producers to silence Anderson's microphone. End of Discussion: Schultz advances one false or misleading narrative after another, then loses his composure when Anderson (or "Mr. Ryan," as Schultz calls him at one point) replies with rapid-fire factual corrections. Schultz interrupts Anderson's first answer almost immediately to contest the statement that Indiana's law is effectively the same as other RFRAs, including the federal...
  • Wisdom Cries Out-Indiana and Religious Freedom

    Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.(Proverbs 1:20-23)To those who have ears to hear, the situation with the Indiana Religious Freedom Act and the Demagoguery that surrounds it is an ominous omen. It...
  • Economist at Dept. of Labor deletes tweet calling Christians NAZIS over Indiana law

    03/29/2015 2:31:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/29/15 | soopermexican
    This is the kind of thing that would get you fired anywhere else, but when the taxpayer is made to pay for these bigots’ paycheck, they usually get a promotion for insulting the American public. She has deleted the tweet which reads, “people in the red states vote for nazis to govern, and then call themselves Christian, it will not end well for them. #BoycottIndiana”. Now first off, that’s a run-on sentence. You would think an economist would have a better grasp of the English language. Read more: http://therightscoop.com/economist-at-dept-of-labor-deletes-tweet-calling-christians-nazis-over-indiana-law/#ixzz3VoS8EPdT
  • San Francisco mayor bans publicly-funded travel to Indiana

    03/27/2015 4:27:15 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 72 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-27-2015 | Adam Lerner
    San Francisco prides itself as a tolerant place, but it is closed off to one thing: Indiana. On Thursday, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, a Democrat, directed all City Departments under his authority to bar publicly funded travel to the Hoosier State. The decision followed Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence’s decision to sign a “religious freedom” bill that critics say effectively sanctions discrimination of LGBT citizens by private businesses. “We stand united as San Franciscans to condemn Indiana’s new discriminatory law,” Lee said in a statement. “San Francisco taxpayers will not subsidize legally-sanctioned discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...