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  • President Donald Trump taps two for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court (Kyle Duncan, Kurt Englehardt)

    09/28/2017 11:26:31 AM PDT · by abb · 10 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | September 28, 2017 | Mark Ballard
    Conservative Christian legal warrior Kyle Duncan and Chief U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt were nominated Thursday to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. President Donald Trump will make the announcement this afternoon. The New Orleans-based 5th Circuit hears appeals from Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. Judge throws out part of suit against Louisiana abortion law A Louisiana native, Duncan practices law in Washington, D.C., specializing in causes involving religious issues and the public sector. He was hired by then Gov. Bobby Jindal to defend a constitutional challenge to a newly passed state law that required doctors who perform abortions...
  • Gay rights vs. religious beliefs

    08/24/2006 8:05:12 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 7 replies · 659+ views
    Philly.com ^ | Thu, Aug. 24, 2006 | Roger T. Severino
    Gay rights vs. religious beliefs http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/15345126.htm Posted on Thu, Aug. 24, 2006 Commentary By Roger T. Severino Live and let live. A simple concept, to be sure, but can we apply it to the growing conflict between gay rights and religious beliefs? The answer increasingly seems to be no. Recently, Philadelphia ordered the local Boy Scouts of America chapter (the nation's third-largest) to renounce the national organization's ban on openly gay members or begin paying rent on its city-subsidized headquarters of 78 years. Some thought this issue was settled by the Supreme Court in 2000, when the Boy Scouts won...