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No Free Speech Defense For Christian Baker Who Refused To Bake Gay Wedding Cake

Amanda Prestigiacomo, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has once again showed itself to be useless, or inconsistent at best, rejecting the claim that Colorado-based Christian baker Jack Phillips has free speech protections in refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding because it conflicted with his deeply held religious beliefs. The Washington Times

Does Reproductive Freedom Require Forcing People to Sin?

Jacob Sullum, Last Friday the Trump administration unveiled regulations that let a wider range of employers claim a religious exemption from the Obamacare mandate requiring health plans to cover birth control. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., responded by invoking The Handmaid’s Tale, the Margaret Atwood novel, now a Hulu series, set in a patriarchal dystopia where

Federal judge in Hawaii halts Trump’s Second travel ban

President Trump’s revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge in Hawaii just hours before it was set to take effect after hearing arguments that the executive order discriminates on the basis of nationality. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson prevents the executive order from going into effect, at

ACLU files ethics complaint against Sessions with Alabama Bar Disciplinary Commission

Catherine Herridge, The ACLU has submitted an ethics complaint with the Alabama State Bar Disciplinary Commission against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, alleging the former senator violated the code of conduct during his confirmation hearing testimony. “Mr. Sessions is the Attorney General of the United States and violated Rule 8.4 of the Alabama Rules of Professional

Shame on the Silent Christian Leaders Who Refuse to Stand Against Government Tyranny

Michael Brown, There is only one thing more appalling than the Washington Supreme Court’s 9-0 ruling against religious liberty on Friday. It is the silence of Christian leaders across America, leaders who choose convenience over confrontation, leaders who would rather be popular than prophetic, leaders who prefer the favor of people over the favor of

Supreme Court to set guidelines for Trump treatment of non-citizens

Lawrence Hurley | WASHINGTON, The U.S. Supreme Court will decide three cases in coming months that could help or hinder President Donald Trump’s efforts to ramp up border security and accelerate deportations of those in the country illegally. The three cases, which reached the court before Democratic President Barack Obama left office, all deal broadly

The ACLU’s War on Common Sense and Security

Robert Knight, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is leading the charge against President Trump’s order to temporarily halt immigrants from seven Middle Eastern countries identified by previous administrations as hotbeds of terrorism. So far, they have managed to find sympathetic judges in friendly climes such as the Ninth Circuit. The group had promptly filed

Trump’s Executive Immigration Order: Tens Of Thousands Of Visas Already Revoked

Hank Berrien, President Trump’s executive immigration order is having a giant impact already; over 100,000 visas have been revoked in the last week, according to the Department of Justice. That fact was revealed by Erez Reuveni of the DOJ’s Office of Immigration Litigation in court on Friday. The State  Department contradicted the DOJ, asserting that