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Supreme Court Marriage Rulings: Anything But Simple
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

If the range of possible Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage this month requires a scorecard, the potential confusion arising from those decisions may demand a manual. If the ra ...

What the Supreme Court Didn't Strike Down Yesterday
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 3:02pm | Type: Blog

Voters in Arizona celebrated yesterday after the Supreme Court dismissed parts of Proposition 200 — the requirement which made people of Arizona provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote. ...

What Will the Supreme Court Do on Gay Marriage?
Originally Posted: 06/11/2013 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

Houston lawyer Mitchell Katine came to the Supreme Court 10 years ago for the final chapter of Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark gay rights case in which the justices struck down state sodomy laws. ...

Both Sides See Gay Marriage as ‘Inevitable’
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

About 72 percent of Americans say legal recognition of same-sex marriage is “inevitable,” according to a survey released Thursday. About 72 percent of Americans say legal recogni ...

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Prayer at Government Meetings
Originally Posted: 05/21/2013 - 9:20am | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider whether prayers can be offered at government meetings — a practice that’s been common in Congress and throughout the states for more than two centuries. ...

ANALYSIS: Are Catholics Shifting Tone Or Substance On Gay Issues?
Originally Posted: 04/03/2013 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

When New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan told national news programs on Easter Sunday that Catholic leaders need to do a better job of showing that their opposition to gay marriage is not “an attack on gay people, ...

Cardinal Dolan: Catholic Church Could Do Better on Gay Outreach
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the top U.S. Catholic prelate, says the Roman Catholic Church has to make sure that its defense of traditional marriage is not reduced to an attack on gays and lesbians. ...

ANALYSIS: Supreme Court Searches for Way Around Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 03/27/2013 - 5:37pm | Type: Blog

On Wednesday, it was arcane arguments over matters of legal standing that seemed to most animate the justices, reflecting what seemed to be a desire to find a way for the court to sidestep a definitive up-or-d ...

On Gay Marriage, Supreme Court Ponders Not ‘If’ But ‘How’
Originally Posted: 03/27/2013 - 9:01am | Type: Blog

The question inside the courtroom was not so much can there be gay marriage, but “how do you establish marriage equality?” said David Boies, another attorney for Prop 8 opponents. ...

Opponents of Gay Marriage Say They’re No Bigots
Originally Posted: 03/25/2013 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

Leading opponents of gay marriage are trying to stop an increasingly popular movement as it approaches two dates with history this week at the Supreme Court.     WASHINGTON ...

Bill Clinton Urges Supreme Court to Overturn Gay Marriage Law He Signed
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Blog

It’s not every day you see an ex-president ask the Supreme Court to strike down a law he signed. It’s not every day you see an ex-president ask the Supreme Court to strike down ...

Voting Rights Act is an Important Moral Statement
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments from Shelby County, Ala., that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional and should be struck down. These arguments are misguided. Th ...

Gay Marriage Opponents Make Their Case to Supreme Court
Originally Posted: 02/19/2013 - 5:27pm | Type: Blog

In about three dozen briefs filed in recent weeks, groups ranging from U.S. Catholic bishops and evangelicals to state attorneys general and university professors argue that upholding gay marriage could lead t ...

All Eyes on Texas, S.C. Church Property Fights
Originally Posted: 02/18/2013 - 5:17pm | Type: Blog

When disgruntled congregations have left hierarchical denominations such as the Episcopal Church, they’ve often lost property battles as civil courts ruled buildings and land are not theirs to keep. ...

Both Sides Brace for Supreme Court Battle on Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 7:50pm | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court's decision to take up the explosive issue of same-sex marriage will thrust the high court into a policy debate that has divided federal and state governments and courts, as well as voter ...

Supreme Court Takes Up Landmark Gay Marriage Case
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 5:15pm | Type: Blog

From TPM: The Supreme Court declared Friday that it will take up same sex marriage next year in what’s sure to be a blockbuster case with sweeping implications. Talking Points ...

Watch the Vote: Is the Voting Rights Act Still Needed?
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 7:06pm | Type: Blog

When the Supreme Court announced recently that one of the cases it would take up in this session was a challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, the hairs rose on the back of my neck. ...

A Healthy Step in the Right Direction
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 11:56am | Type: Magazine Article

Cynthia Johnson-Oliver Faith groups celebrate the Supreme Court's health-care decision—and then get back to work. ...

Court Upholds Georgia Ban on Guns in Church
Originally Posted: 07/24/2012 - 3:14pm | Type: Blog

A federal appeals court has upheld Georgia’s ban on bringing guns into places of worship. The Rev. Jonathan Wilkins, a Baptist pastor, and a gun-rights group had argued that church members should have the right to carry guns into worship serv ...

Next Steps toward Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/09/2012 - 9:52am | Type: Blog

After announcing these principles, Sojourners asked Christians across the country to add their endorsement. More than 10,000 people have now signed their name! Recently, a group ...

Religious Groups React to Supreme Court Health Care Ruling
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

Religious groups and social conservatives are reacting to the Supreme's Court's historic ruling that largely upholds President Obama's health care law, the Affordable Care Act. ...

The U.S. Supreme Court: Health Care, Immigration, Juvenile Justice and More
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 2:39pm | Type: SojoMail

June 28, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "We're going to ge ...

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act
Originally Posted: 11/29/2012 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

UPDATED: With transcripts from the President and Mitt Romney. The Supreme Court ruled today in a 5-4 decision that President Barack Obama’s chief domestic achievement, the Affordable Care Act, is constitutiona ...

BREAKING: Affordable Care Act Upheld, According to Reports
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

According to SCOTUS Blog, the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act limiting only the Medicaid provision, with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the majority. ...

The Politics of Immigration
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

There has for some time been a larger immigration strategy at play here that I will bluntly call “evil.” Both sides have been spinning and claiming victory in Monday’s S ...

Reactions to Supreme Court Ruling on Anti-Immigrant Law (PHOTO & VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

Although three of the four provisions were struck down, the fourth —t he so called “show me your papers” clause — is very harmful to communities. It allows racial profiling on the basis of appearance. ...

Supreme Courts Stops Some of Arizona’s Attack on Immigrants
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

Today the Supreme Court struck down three central provisions of Arizona’s controversial anti-immigrant law, SB 1070. Today the Supreme Court  struck down  three central provisio ...

Supreme Court Tosses ‘Christian Candy Cane’ Case
Originally Posted: 06/12/2012 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

WASHINGTON --- An appeal over Christmas sweets turned bitter on Monday (June 11) when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the so-called “Christian candy cane” case. The case out of Texas has become a rallying point for conservative Christians con ...

A 'Bizarre and Peculiar' Ruling
Originally Posted: 05/24/2012 - 9:43am | Type: Magazine Article

E.J. Dionne Jr. The Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case didn't actually make corporations into people, but it ...

Why Getting money Out of Politics is Good for Business
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

Motions on the ballots at the annual meetings of Bank of America and 3M will act as referenda on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case. From  Newsweek M ...

Protesters March as SCOTUS Hears SB 1070 Arguments
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

More than five hundred people showed up at the Supreme Court today in opposition to Arizona’s SB1070 law. More than five hundred people showed up at the Supreme Court today in opp ...

SCOTUS Hears Immigration Arguments
Originally Posted: 04/25/2012 - 2:58pm | Type: Blog

Early news reports indicate that the justices were sympathetic to the provision allowing police officers to check the immigration status of people who are arrested or otherwise detained. ...

Arizona's Immigration Legislation Undermines Christian Values
Originally Posted: 04/25/2012 - 2:58pm | Type: Blog

SB 1070 is not just ethically bankrupt but undermines basic Christian values and American ideals. Today, the Supreme Court is hearing a case about the constitutionality of Arizon ...

How Soon Can We Come Up with a Healthcare Plan that Makes Sense?
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

Maybe the Affordable Care Act is constitutional and maybe it's not. If it turns out to be constitutional, maybe it's good legislation and maybe it's not. In any case, it's looking increasin ...

SCOTUS: Voices form the Healthcare Debate
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:02pm | Type: Blog

People lined the steps of the Supreme Court once again today, asking for their voices to be heard on the ongoing healthcare debate. People lined the steps of the Supreme Court onc ...

The Top 10 Stories of March 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

<p>&quot;We still give food to people even when they say they don't want to pray.&quot; Paul Brock, founder of the non-profit Community Provisions of Jackson County, IN, which had its emerge ...

Supreme Court Debates Sentencing for Minors
Originally Posted: 03/26/2012 - 1:42pm | Type: Blog

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court debated whether juveniles should receive life without parole in homicide cases, the only crime for which such a punishment is still an option for minors. ...

Stolen Valor and Government's Moral Authority
Originally Posted: 02/21/2012 - 5:52pm | Type: Blog

There are many parallels between biblical laws and the laws enforced by the government. However, they are not the same in all cases. And the distinction is important not only with regard to the separation of t ...

California's 'Prop 8' Ruled Unconsitutional
Originally Posted: 02/07/2012 - 6:30pm | Type: Blog

In a decision that likely will set the stage for a high-stakes showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down California's Proposition 8 ballot measure that banned g ...

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Pivotal Church-State Case This Week
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 8:24am | Type: Blog

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to begin hearing oral arguments this week in one of the most important church-state cases in decades. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to begi ...

So, about those "Evangelicals..."
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 6:22pm | Type: Blog

Below is a compilation of recent media reports where the word "evangelical" is invoked. When you read these, evangelical brothers and sisters, do you recognize yourself in how the word is used and de ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Aide: Obama faces 'titanic struggle' in 2012 Aide: Obama faces 'titanic struggle' in 2012 President Obama and aides are bracing for a tough re-el ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Dead Sea Scrolls go digital Dead Sea Scrolls go digital The Dead Sea scrolls, 2,000 parchment and papyrus copies of 974 biblical texts, have been pixilated f ...

The Polemics of Forgiveness
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

The Gate of Forgiveness, Jerusalem. Photo by Deror Avi. The Gate of Forgiveness, Jerusalem. Photo by Deror Avi. In the wake of Troy Davis' exe ...

For Troy Davis
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Troy Anthony Davis died at 11:08 p.m. EST, Sept. 21,2011. Troy Anthony Davis died at 11:08 p.m. EST, Sept. 21,2011. UPDATE : I originally posted this shortly after 7 ...

Afternoon Philosofail
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

A philosophy professor of mine from college, who is also a Facebook friend, just posted a link to the following item, without comment (although I could hear what he was undoubtedly thinking from 900 m ...

Troy Davis: Will Georgia Execute an Innocent Man Next Week?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"Perhaps the bleakest fact of all is that the death penalty is imposed not only in a freakish and discriminatory manner, but also in some cases upon defendants who are actually innocent." ...

Inspired by Rosa Parks, Israeli and Palestinian Women Take a Swim
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

An account in The New York Times by Ethan Bronner reports that Israeli women and West Bank Palestinian women and girls have once again broken Israeli laws. http://creativecommon ...

What's in a Name?: Campus Crusade for Christ Becomes 'Cru'
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Shakespeare said a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Maybe, but a Stink Rose by any other name (say... garlic?) might get more play. Shakespeare said a rose by any othe ...

Who is Organizing the California Prison Hunger Strike?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

photo &copy; 2009 Amanda Slater | more info (via: Wylio)On the first day of this month, inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison, joined by inmates in other prisons around the state, began a hunger strike ...