Topic: jurisprudence

 Where are all the pro-life politicians in New Brunswick? By Mike Schouten Editor’s note. This appeared on the Canadian pro-life blog w ... discuss

Where are all the pro-life politicians? With a week to go in the New Brunswick election campaign it looks as though, barring any serious gaffes, Brian Gallant and his Liberals will form the next gove ... discuss

by Tom Toth, Contributing Author: Elections to decide who will control Congressional majorities in the House and Senate are less than seven weeks away, and this calm before the political storm is a ... discuss

Natural law is nothing else but a participation of the eternal law in a rational creature.  ~ Aquinas   . . . [T]he Law of Nature and of Nature’s God.  ~ Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independ ... discuss

Some would say that traditional biblical marriage has been defeated in Indiana by the ruling of a court. I do not share that opinion. Now before you think I agree with the ruling, and I’ve aband ... discuss

Sometimes the connections below will seem a bit, um, whimsical, random, and loose.  Like loose tea leaves.  Or maybe more like what you’d find at a jumble sale where the books were sorted by a ... discuss

The following excellent article is from Rolley Haggard, a feature writer for BreakPoint.   From Auschwitz to ChurchwitzFor Millions, Our Steeples Are SmokestacksBy Rolley HaggardReturning ho ... discuss

Doug Kmiec has, apparently, gone off the deep end. Seriously, I got nothing. In fact, this latest cry for attention is ... well ... just sad:... Since he has returned, I’ve followed his curious post ... discuss

It is over, fans.  It is over.  The contest for the most bigoted, anti-Catholic column of 2014 has already been won.And the winner is....Jamie Stiehm ( @gypsyinme ) .  The bigots who pr ... discuss

Both President's George W. Bush and Barack Obama have been inconsistent in their obligations to fulfill the requirements of the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA), Robert P. George, McCormick ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friend, It's common this time of year to ask, "Are you ready for Christmas?" Usually what's meant by this is, have you purchased all th ... discuss

Clarke Forsythe’s new book Abuse of Discretion published today opens the papers of Roe’s Supreme Court Justices to explain today’s headlines. WASHINGTON, D.C. (09-24-13) – Americans United for ... discuss

Clarke Forsythe’s new book Abuse of Discretion published today opens the papers of Roe’s Supreme Court Justices to explain today’s headlines. WASHINGTON, D.C. (09-24-13) – Americans United for ... discuss

Alex Stein at Harvard Bill of Health:  Admittedly, those doctrines are rather thin (see Alex Stein, Constitutional Evidence Law, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 65, 78-79 (2008)), but a thin doctrine is still mor ... discuss

Hot Springs, S.D., Aug 27, 2013 / 05:48 pm (CNA).- Author Joseph Bottum says that while parts of his controversial article on Catholic responses to “gay marriage” may have been unclear, he ... discuss

Okay, the Zimmerman trial is over but the furor continues. See the stories here, here, and here for a taste of whats going on.Our self-styled masters are happily watching while the hoi-poli get their ... discuss

No one exemplifies Lincoln's thinking on human rights better than Hadley Arkes, the Edward N. Ney Professor of Jurisprudence and American Institutions at Amherst College. His book Natural Rights ... discuss

This story has been all over social media. Supporters of legal abortion have accused the Catholic Church of hypocrisy, as if the actions of a hospital constitute those of the Catholic Church. Ther ... discuss

Time magazine’s Jan. 14 cover story is wrong on the only scale that matters. Forty years after Roe, prenatal children are still being aborted legally in our country. We’ve won the argument but ... discuss

Thomas International is sponsoring a pair of talks by Hadley Arkes, Edward N. Ney Professor in American Institutions (Political Science) at Anherst College on Jan. 22. 12:00 p.m., “Natural Law, ... discuss

But I Like Reality…. by Seton Motley, Brietbart.com: Tech companies spend trillions of dollars to build and maintain, expand and improve their Internet networks. Broadband industry has invested ... discuss

What’s not to hate? Judge Jeanine Pirro has much to say about the terrorist attack at Benghazi, Libya, on 9/11/l2. >Government is not the solution to the problem; government IS the problem.WILL ... discuss

Not all voters who hold a pro-life position plan to vote for pro-life candidates for public office in the Nov. 6 election. As in 2008, some pro-life Catholic and evangelical protestant Christians are ... discuss

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursui ... discuss

In an election year there is an awful lot of emphasis on the political component of the promotion of the culture of life. The first responsibility of the state is to protect innocent himan life. We lo ... discuss

Ramesh Ponnuru discusses a recent "fact check" on Obama's record opposing Born Alive Infant Protection laws. State Senator Obama understood perfectly well that the bill did not apply within the womb, ... discuss

During every presidential election campaign, pro-life voters hear about the importance of choosing the candidate who will nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court judges who will vote to overturn Roe v. Wad ... discuss

The Daily Beast is running a story about some of the prominent "conservatives" who crossed over to support Obama in 2008 (i.e. the "Obamacons"), noting that many of them are remaining steadfast in the ... discuss

The issue of when to cease life-supporting medical treatment–and whether it should be done over the objections of patients/families (Futile Care Theory)–are among the most important bioeth ... discuss

U.S. Regulatory Charade:American abortion law is just as corrupt as Britain’s.  Our officials once feigned a similarly counterfeit civility, when we cared more about appearances.  Time Mag ... discuss

Washington, D.C. -- In a move shocking the nation, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts joined Clinton appointees Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Stephen Breyer and Obama appointees ... discuss

From FOX News:One of President Obama's former Harvard professors is calling for the president's defeat in November, releasing a scathing video in which he accuses the president of abandoning America's ... discuss

By Margaret DoreOn June 15, 2012, Justice Lynn Smith of the BC Supreme Court issued an opinion purporting to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia in Canada.[1] As discussed below, the legal effect ... discuss

Media Advisory: 20 years after the Supreme Court’s Historic Casey Decision Americans United for Life Hosts Legal  Symposium Deconstructing Casey’s  Impact on Abortion Law Distinguished panel t ... discuss

Michael Paulsen, J.D. Distinguished University Chair and Professor University of St. Thomas School of Law Erika Bachicochi, J.D. Author, Embodied Equality: Debunking Equal Protection Argumen ... discuss

From: Chuck Baldwin  Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2012 Subject: The Man Who Should Be President The Man Who Should Be President By Chuck Baldwin, Thursday, April 12, 2012 article source: http://chuc ... discuss

Click here to subscribe to The Social Conservative Review. Dear Friends, South Dakota is big. A vast expanse of prairies and farmland, it is known for the Black Hills, the Badlands, and the Corn Pala ... discuss

    From: Restore America's Voice Foundation  Sent: Friday, April 06, 2012 Subject: Obama Intimidation Campaign of High Court Intensifies on ObamaCare OBAMA INTIMIDATION CAMPAIGN OF HIG ... discuss

Ross Kaminsky writes on Tuesday's stunning rebuke of President Obama's latest exercise in incessant hyper-partisan rhetoric challenging the independence of the federal judiciary by Judge Jerry Smith o ... discuss

“Mock [believers], ridicule them in public, don’t fall for the convention that we’re far too polite to talk about religion,” Richard Dawkins exhorted an estimated 10,000 atheists near the end ... discuss

Seven disconnected items I need to get out of my head.  Or: Women, the Law & Literature. 1. Have  I mentioned lately how awesome Hadley Arkes is? Among his many other accomplishments, he' ... discuss

Personhood USA by Bob Unruh: A stunning ruling from the state Supreme Court in Alabama is suggesting that states simply “reject” the concept of pre-viability abortion-at-will that comes from Ro ... discuss

"Christian maturity leads one to love the law ever more and want to understand it and to apply it faithfully...."These reflections acquire a special relevance in the area of laws regarding the constit ... discuss

"The Passion of the Kmiec" continues, as erstwhile Obamaphile, Doug Kmiec, resurrects his love affair with The One following the so-called "accomodation" on the HHS mandate.I mean, we all KNEW this wa ... discuss

Imagine if CAIR or some other Muslim institution in America would be forced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide pork to its employees, on the grounds that not all of its emp ... discuss

Daydreams About Night Thingsin the Middle of the AfternoonCan it be? Can we finally say of the sorry saga that I've dubbed The Passion of the Kmiec: "It is finished." ?Doug Kmiec, the President's chie ... discuss

The New York Times takes a firm stance against slavery. The “Gray Lady”—as the authoritative “newspaper of record” was once known–wants everyone to know that she won’t tolerate backs ... discuss

When is having "jurisdiction" like not having "jurisdiction"? When having it ... DON'T ... MEAN ... DIDDLEY! when the rubber meets the proverbial road.If you've been following the discussion at What D ... discuss

I'm a conservative, born-again Christian. I do believe the Bible forbids homosexual expression, and I've written many times about that contention, but I don't think those prohibitions can be legislate ... discuss

Matthew 11:12-19Pentecost 22November 13th, 2011“A Hard Man, A Generous Master”The church calendar is winding down. With the beginning of December, and the season of Advent, we startour new year ... discuss

The Supreme Court’s abortion jurisprudence appears to protect a right to abortion even for reasons of sex selection. Yet this gruesome reality might provide an opening for a frontal assault on t ... discuss

HBO is apparently developing a medical drama entitled "Wichita" which will be based somewhat on abortionist George Tiller. The Kansas Department of Health shredded abortion records which could be used ... discuss

By Keith Ashley Petition Drive Coordinator, Personhood KansasDuring a trip to Kansas, just prior to the Civil War, President Lincoln described the territory as being in a state of "almost continu ... discuss

VATICAN CITY,  (MetroCatholic) – The Holy Father yesterday promulgated “Quaerit Semper”, an Apostolic Letter “Motu Proprio data” which modifies the Apostolic Constitut ... discuss

SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 28, 2011/Christian Newswire -- The California Civil Rights Foundation submits language to Attorney General for the California Human Rights Amendment. Today, Walter B. Hoye II, ... discuss

In this information age, ideas and facts are exchanged in blogs and comboxes and one tends to give everyone equal hearing or at least the benefit of the doubt.  This really blindsides people of g ... discuss

I've never been able to understand why pastors believe that it's "pastoral" to publicize annulment information evenings. If that's such a "pastoral" idea, why aren't comparable information sessions pu ... discuss

My favorite Supreme Court Justice, and one of the greatest men I have ever had the honor of meeting, is finally receiving his proper due and grudging respect from the liberals that make up the bulk o ... discuss

A few weeks ago, as part of Jesus Week at the University of Auckland, Thinking Matters and Evangelical Union hosted an event entitled A Godless Public Square: Do ‘Private’ Christian Beliefs Hav ... discuss

As Lachlan Markay notes over at The Foundry, the dust hasn't even settled over the Libyan capital of Tripoli since rebels took control over the weekend ... but already, a draft constitutional charter ... discuss

4th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not ... discuss

"A fundamental concern of law is the protection of the weak against the strong and powerful. Such weakness is vividly seen in the utter helplessness of the unborn baby. The unborn have no voting right ... discuss

Not too long ago I wrote a post entitled We’re Going to San Francisco! In it I announced that in November 2011 Madeleine and I will jointly be giving a paper to the Society of Biblical Literatu ... discuss

A common slogan in western liberal societies is that religion is a private matter; it has no place in public discussions of law, economics, public policy, education, social ethics, culture and ... discuss

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...The Law of God contains punishments for those who rebel against God’s righteousness. But it also contains commands that require us to do good to our neighbor. And this concept is what the apostle ... discuss

In 1992 the biggest abortion-related case since Roe v. Wade came before the U.S. Supreme Court. In Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the Court was asked to consider the constitutionality of five provisions ... discuss

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, (MetroCatholic) — Emmaus Road Publishing announced today that “Motherless” is now available online and at bookstores. It is the second volume of best-selling ... discuss

My friend Karen. Selick of the CCF (one of my favorite charities!Please give to the CCF!!) writes a very important piece on economic freedom. One of the biggest ways of encouraging freedom is starving ... discuss

CHRISTIAN NATION! When you have read what Pat Boone wrote about Obama (below), you may want to click on the link to “Snopes”, which brings up a page telling you that this is an actual lett ... discuss

A new organization of doctors from across the Philippines dedicated to defending the sanctity of human life is targeting the “anti-life” Reproductive Health (RH) bill currently under consideration ... discuss

Unfortunately, the Louisiana abortion ban met a fairly severe setback today and it’s unclear what the future holds for it. However, the Iowa State Assembly passed a bill today to ban abortion at ... discuss

Unfortunately, the Louisiana abortion ban met a fairly severe setback today and it’s unclear what the future holds for it. However, the Iowa State Assembly passed a bill today to ban abortion at ... discuss

Roe v. Wade On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Roe v. Wade. That same day, the Court also decided Doe v. Bolton. In Roe, the Court struck down a Texas abortion law. In ... discuss

Roe v. Wade On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Roe v. Wade. That same day, the Court also decided Doe v. Bolton. In Roe, the Court struck down a Texas abortion law. In ... discuss

The New York Times published an interesting piece by Emily Bazelon yesterday. Bazelon is actually the pro-abortion journalist whose 2009 interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg yielded the Justice& ... discuss

The New York Times published an interesting piece by Emily Bazelon yesterday. Bazelon is actually the pro-abortion journalist whose 2009 interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg yielded the Justice& ... discuss

From astronomy to philosophy Catholics have made an extraordinary contribution to western civilisation, says Fr Andrew Pinsent From The Catholic Herald (UK)By Father Andrew Pinsent Physicist Stephe ... discuss

First, the note of synthesis, followed by letter from Cardinal Levada, and finally the document itself.  My comments will slowly but surely appear in green. Note of Synthesis The Congregation f ... discuss

Don’t look now, but the basic relationship between the individual and the government is quickly being redefined — and not for the better: Overturning a common law dating back to the Englis ... discuss

A man in Ohio who tried to force his pregnant girlfriend to have a late-term abortion has pleaded guilty to attempted murder of his unborn child under Ohio’s fetal homicide law. The man even for ... discuss

A man in Ohio who tried to force his pregnant girlfriend to have a late-term abortion has pleaded guilty to attempted murder of his unborn child under Ohio’s fetal homicide law. The man even for ... discuss

MSNBC article headline: Florida ACLU launches 'Incorporate My Uterus' website Although it sure sounds like it is a joke, it isn't. The Florida branch of the rabidly pro-abort ACLU is serious about doi ... discuss

As has been widely reported in the media and in the blogosphere ... including here at Hyscience, in two days of riots in Kandahar, Afghanistan, over a hundred people were injured; over twenty were kil ... discuss

The ongoing persecution of the Catholics in Iraq & elsewhere by Muslims is something that the Main Stream Media has all but ignored. As a supporter of Aid to the Church in Need I have been very much a ... discuss

Curtis Coleman, Contributing Author: Where the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or “Obamacare”) and the Supreme Court are concerned, one can be certain of two things: (1) The cons ... discuss

Eight of the Supremes reluctantly decided that the cult that protests soldier funerals has the right to do so. Only Sam Alito thinks not. Hadley Arkes explains why he's right. Far more telling for our ... discuss

Weary of the endless twaddle and cognitive dissonance which characterizes the left in this country, rather than rutinely adding my opinions to the millions already ignored out there, over the past yea ... discuss

 We need to be alert: he is not without influence, even on this side of the pond President Barack Obama waves when he came to the graduation ceremony at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana ... discuss

Washington D.C.,  (CNA/EWTN News).- The Obama administration’s decision not to defend a key federal marriage law raises worrying questions about the religious freedom of Catholics and others who be ... discuss

Remember the story in 1 Kings 18 where Elijah, up on the mountain, praying for an end to years of drought, sends his servant to look out toward the sea?  The servant returns to report nothing on the ... discuss

The Holy Father's 1/22/11 address to the Roman Rota....Dear Members of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, I am glad to meet you at this annual event on the occasion of the inauguration of the Judicial ... discuss

MCCL-backed bill would end injustice of forcing citizens to pay for killing of unbornST. PAUL — Taxpayer funded abortions would be banned under legislation introduced in both the Minnesota House and ... discuss

The below translation does seem to be in keeping with Dignitas Connubii, Pope John Paul II's annual addresses to the Roman Rota, and Pope Benedict XVI's earlier addresses to the Roman Roman (i.e., 1/2 ... discuss

"In the history of American constitutional jurisprudence, few Supreme Court decisions have come to be recognized as so faulty, and with such damaging social consequences that history has branded them ... discuss

Is it just for a pluralistic society to ground its public policy on religious premises? What role should religion play in such a society? Debate over questions like these has figured in theology, phil ... discuss

Is it just for a pluralistic society to ground its public policy on religious premises? What role should religion play in such a society? Debate over questions like these has figured in theology, phil ... discuss

Is it just for a pluralistic society to ground its public policy on religious premises? What role should religion play in such a society? Debate over questions like these has figured in theology, phil ... discuss

Be sure to check out this new CPH book due out January 7, 2011: Natural Law: A Lutheran Reappraisal. Pre-order your copy today!Natural Law: A Lutheran Reappraisal presents engaging essays from cont ... discuss

It is an honor to host this week's Christian Carnival. It is very, very late. To the submitters and readers, I offer my apologies. The flu struck me down this week and I am still recovering. That ou ... discuss

Yesterday's Wall Street Journal featured an opinion piece by Robert P. George on traditional marriage. George is the professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University and founder of the American Prin ... discuss

D'après les magistrats, un foetus né sans vie peut être déclaré à l'état civil, quel que soit son niveau de développement.Les trois arrêts pris par la Cour de cassation mercredi devraient r ... discuss

Last Friday, Advocates for Life, AUL’s new initiative for pro-life law students across the country, in conjunction with Columbia Law Students for Life, sponsored a daylong legal symposium, “Lookin ... discuss

Recognizing that the majority of Americans are not comfortable with our abortion-on-demand jurisprudence, the mantra of abortion advocates is almost always tempered.  The former catch-phrase “safe, ... discuss

Seattle Post Intelligencer The mother of a Ballard High School student is fuming after the health center on campus helped facilitate her daughter’s abortion during school hours. The mother, wh ... discuss

Via Christopher Blosser and Donald McClarey at American Catholic:US Catholic Bishops: Executive Order Deal A Non-Starter: We’ve consulted with legal experts on the specific idea of resolving the abo ... discuss

Tomorrow, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is hearing arguments in ABC v. Ireland, a case challenging Ireland’s protection of unborn life.  Americans United for Life played an active role ... discuss

This morning, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) heard arguments in the case ABC v. Ireland.  A consultant in the case, Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs William Saunders reports from Str ... discuss

Streiff at RedState: Back in 2005 the pro-life movement took a hit when judge after judge decided that an incapacitated woman could be killed by dehydration. At the time, we on the pro-life side were ... discuss

Pro-aborts have become increasingly reliant on the principle of stare decisis, or settled law, to prop Roe v. Wade. Not confident the Roe decision can stand on its own merits, they try to make the c ... discuss

D'après les magistrats, un foetus né sans vie peut être déclaré à l'état civil, quel que soit son niveau de développement.Les trois arrêts pris par la Cour de cassation mercredi devraient r ... discuss

The Value of Human Life ConferenceInstitute of BioethicsFriday, October 23, 2009 - Sunday, October 25, 2009 Some philosophers hold that only some human beings have full moral worth and that human bei ... discuss

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton Meet your new Media Diversity Czar: Mark Lloyd… Mr. Lloyd’s actual title is FCC Associate General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer. Lloyd plans to implement ... discuss

Americans United for Life board member Robert P. George,  professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, writes in a Wall Street Journal op-ed on same-sex marriage that the best way to inflame a ... discuss

Yesterday's Wall Street Journal featured an opinion piece by Robert P. George on traditional marriage. George is the professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University and founder of the American Prin ... discuss

Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO, Americans United for Life(AUL)***Read Charmaine's July 8th memo to to Senate Judiciary Committee members, urging them to ask Judge Sotomayor the “Top Ten” mos ... discuss

Earlier this week an initial opposition memo was released through various media channels (e.g. Michelle Malkin) with some limited background information on the candidates considered most likely to be ... discuss

In my last post, I explained why Barack Obama’s declared reason for voting against the Illinois BAIPA - namely, that the law would be held unconstitutional - did not hold water. With that ration ... discuss

(Hat tip: Thoughts and Faith to Share)Deacon Keith Fournier writes:On Wednesday I received a personal copy of my friend Doug Kmiec’s latest book entitled “Can a Catholic Support Him?” The book i ... discuss

Do we have to review the reasons why this is an outrage? OK here goes: In the 2000 decision Stenberg v. Carhart, Supreme Court Justice Breyer wrote in the majority opinion: "This Court, in the course ... discuss

WARNING! ---- WARNING! ---- WARNING!This document is extremely dangerous to the Democrats' hopes to elect members of their party to national office this fall. Indeed, it is a document so perilo ... discuss

Darwin Catholic takes on the latest sophistry from our favorite "conservative" Catholic legal scholar:Most of us (outside of the set of "conservative legal scholars") had never heard of Professor Doug ... discuss

From The Weekly Standard:... But Kmiec's argument ignores one very inconvenient fact: Obama's policies on abortion, taken as a whole, would very likely lead to a higher abortion rate. That's because O ... discuss

Jim Geraghty reports at National Review Online:Douglas Kmiec, a conservative constitutional law scholar at Pepperdine University has taken a lot of flak for his support of Barack Obama. It sounds like ... discuss

Jill Stanek exposed the practice of infanticide in a Chicago hospital and the Illinois legislature crafted a bill that would protect babies who are born alive during an abortion. As an Illinois state ... discuss

From pounding the table. The recent attacks on Senator Obama that allege he would allow babies born alive to die are outrageous lies. The suggestion that Obama - the proud father of two little girls ... discuss

Yesterday, I wondered how Prof. Kmiec would spin Sen. Obama's performance at the Saddleback Forum to his advantage. Well, Prof. Kmiec does not disappoint, and has obliged us with this contemptible pie ... discuss

One of the most famous Supreme Court cases in pro-life circles is that of Winnipeg Child and Family Services v.D.F.G. It is the "Dred Scott" case of Canadian jurisprudence, and declared:The law of Can ... discuss

National Catholic Register has now made available online Fr. Neuhaus' response (originally published in the July 13-19 issue of the Register) to Prof. Doug Kmiec's pro-Obama sophistry:... The question ... discuss

Deal Hudson has penned an "open letter" to Doug Kmiec at InsideCatholic:... Whether you intended to or not, you have become the Catholic poster boy (no slight intended) for Catholics for Obama, as was ... discuss

The July 13-19 issue of National Catholic Register has a couple of pieces on Sen. Obama, Doug Kmiec, and the Catholic vote:"Catholics and Obama"... In history, the direction of America has been change ... discuss

One way of seeing that Bill is right about how the South Dakota decision reflects a growing change in abortion jurisprudence, is by looking at the reaction from some parts of the left.  Emily Baz ... discuss

Dr. Pat Briney, President, Arkansas Republican Assembly: Below is a letter from NFRA president, Rod Martin. We need a strong Republican Assembly in Arkansas to represent the conservative values of our ... discuss

Commentary on the Heller decision is already flooding the net. Here is the press release put out by Americans for Limited Government: June 26th, 2008, Fairfax, Virginia— Americans f ... discuss

Prof. Francis Beckwith has the details at Southern Appeal.This is an aspect of Kmiec's pro-Obama sophistry that Donald McClarey has also pointed out on more than one occasion.Previous Pro Ecclesia pos ... discuss

It really is pathetic the way opponents of Bill C-484 try to manipulate the public with baseless rhetoric. She’s a woman who has been involved in the abortion debate for the past several decades, ye ... discuss

We are posting below a story in its entirety that appeared in the June 10, 2008, edition of the Chicago Tribune. This article should encourage everyone in the pro-life movement. Our tactics are suc ... discuss

(Hat tip: once again, Brian Burch at Fidelis)Notre Dame Law Professor Rick Garnett, writing at Bench Memos on National Review Online, gives his rebuttal of Prof. Kmiec's latest Catholic Online piece:I ... discuss

Deacon Keith Fournier notes that, yes, it is possible to walk and chew gum at the same time as he takes on Prof. Doug Kmiec's latest Obamalotry at Catholic Online:... Now back to Doug Kmiec’s newest ... discuss

(Hat tip: Feddie)It's the weekend, and I don't want to spend my family time or yardwork time having to fisk this piece of nonsense. I'll go ahead and post it now, and promise to get back to it with a ... discuss

Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story (1779-1845) “I verily believe Christianity necessary to the support of civil society. One of the beautiful boasts of our municipal jurisprudence is that Christiani ... discuss

From a book review of Nation of Bastards: Essays on the End of Marriage: Where old laws spoke of husbands, wives, and children as “blood relations,” the new laws speak of “persons,” “legal p ... discuss

McCain, Obama and judicial wars Sounds like the judge in our eviction cases – not based on rule of law, but on rule of feeling. Emotive jurisprudence. Scary. Merritt Island Indians down Rockies | F ... discuss

I think that technology is going to make fetuses viable outside the womb earlier and earlier. In fact that is already happening. And eventually there will be artificial wombs, enabling doctors to extr ... discuss

This batch of links was borrowed from elsewhere, but I neglected to note the source, thinking I'd remember. HAH.Texas Ranger Long, who filled out the affadavits for searching the temple and the Ranch ... discuss

"Islamists are not waiting for "infidel" Americans to define jihad for them; they defined it themselves, a very long time ago." - Tawfik Hamid The Bush administration has recently come to the rather n ... discuss

"Islamists are not waiting for "infidel" Americans to define jihad for them; they defined it themselves, a very long time ago." - Tawfik Hamid The Bush administration has recently come to the rather n ... discuss

"Islamists are not waiting for "infidel" Americans to define jihad for them; they defined it themselves, a very long time ago." - Tawfik Hamid The Bush administration has recently come to the rather n ... discuss

After a brief period of judicial restraint, California voters watched in horror this afternoon as judicial activism returned with a vengeance in one of the most egregious rulings in American jurisprud ... discuss

Today, the California voters watched in horror this afternoon as judicial activism returned with a vengeance in one of the most egregious rulings in American jurisprudence. It took just four activist ... discuss

From Bench Memos at National Review Online:For Immediate ReleaseTuesday, May 6, 2008ARLINGTON, VA — Today, U.S. Senator John McCain announced his Justice Advisory Committee to the Campaign. Please f ... discuss

In a recent article, it was reported by LifeNews.com that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said, "If you want the right to an abortion, persuade your fellow citizens it's a good idea and pass a la ... discuss

That's his big objection? to C-484.Canadian Cynic, in his usual blowhard manner, maintains that the term "unborn child" is a prelude to conferring rights to a fetus.Freeze. Right. There. And you can s ... discuss

The Philadelphia Inquirer published a commentary by Robert P. George, Princeton's McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and the author of "Embryo: A Defense of Human Life," on Sunday. The op-ed, here, ... discuss

The Philadelphia Inquirer published a commentary by Robert P. George, Princeton’s McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and the author of “Embryo: A Defense of Human Life,” on Sunda ... discuss

By Daniel Mandel, FrontPageMagazine.com:"Democracy … is a beautiful and fragile flower and we should support it, value it and protect it. It allows for dissent, for freedom of expression and for rig ... discuss

Fr. Richard John Neuhaus writes at First Things on the Establishment Clause mess wrought by Justice Hugo Black:... The first freedom of the First Amendment reads like this: “Congress shall make no l ... discuss

Princeton Professor of Jurisprudence Robert P. George offered words of wisdom worthy of Valentine's Day notation in his closing remarks to some 100 pro-lifers on campus February 5. (Please see my Febr ... discuss

Non-stop chatter about Super Tuesday from politicians, media and political punditry is getting to me. Yak, yak, yak! If Republicans pick John McCain, yeah or nay this or that. If Republicans pick Mitt ... discuss

Non-stop chatter about Super Tuesday from politicians, media and political punditry is getting to me. Yak, yak, yak! If Republicans pick John McCain, yeah or nay this or that. If Republicans pick Mitt ... discuss

Non-stop chatter about Super Tuesday from politicians, media and political punditry is getting to me.  Yak, yak, yak, yak, yak! If Republicans pick John McCain, yeah or nay this or that.  If Rep ... discuss

On January 21st, Justin Taylor who blogs at "Between Two Worlds," interviewed Robert P. George for his blog. The interview was mentioned on Christianity Today's website in commentary about Barack Obam ... discuss

The MSM is working hard to convey the lie that Religious Conservatives (Values Voters) are opposing Romney because he's Mormon. The truth is the stance by Mormon leaders is actually very pro-family, ... discuss

From Cao's Blog:-------------------------Kevin Jaques: U.S. response to 9/11 should conform to sharia lawDr. Three Mosqueteers. Of the three academics who are helping architect Paul Murdoch to plant a ... discuss

ChristianGovernmment.ca:One of the latest exercises in advancing fascism in Canada has been the decision against Rev. Stephen Boissoin by Alberta's human rights commission. This involved some strongly ... discuss

In the latest issue of the New Republic, legal editor Jeffrey Rosen reviews two recent books about Justice Clarence Thomas. Well, sort of. Before the words \"Clarence Thomas\" appear in his piece, ... discuss

Most of us, of course, are appalled by lip-glossed celebrities who turn their legal escapades into just another photo-op. But retailers can barely keep pace with the demand, USA Today reports, as swee ... discuss

“I should note that some or all of these “preferred practices” [of how to better perform affirmative action at Universities] may be inhibited or prevented by the Supreme Court’ ... discuss

(Hat tip: Fumare)Justice Scalia on Catholic judges:VILLANOVA, Pa. - Although he views both the law and his Roman Catholic faith through a prism of strict conservatism, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Sc ... discuss

From Associated Press (via FOXNews):WASHINGTON — Are relations between lawmakers and judges better with Democrats in control of Congress? Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg seems to think so, according to ... discuss

(Hat tip: Dave Hartline at Catholic Report)Kathryn Jean Lopez profiles Justice Clarence Thomas and his new memoir at National Review Online:My Grandfather’s Son, the memoir published Monday by Supre ... discuss

Filed under: ACLU, Breathingist, Church and State, Religious Freedom, Courts Should foreign law be a consideration in American law? Alliance Defense Fund put together the following video that discuss ... discuss

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas gives his first TV interview to Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes:(CBS) In his first television interview, in which he discusses his childhood, his race, his rise to Supr ... discuss

(Hat tip: Dave Hartline at Catholic Report)From Catholic Exchange:Who's the most attention-riveting member of the Supreme Court? Antonin Scalia has his fans, but for many people it's no contest: the a ... discuss

Be sure to check out Tony A's (a.k.a. Morning's Minion) post on the recently appointed "activist" Supreme Court Justices, John Roberts and Samuel Alito. The comments are a must-read as the commenters ... discuss

Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion ChoiceFrancis J. Beckwith, Cambridge University Press, 2007.I intend to blog through this entire book.However, my posts are not a substitute for ... discuss

From The Washington Post:The District asked the Supreme Court yesterday to save the city's ban on handgun ownership, saying an appeals court's decision overturning the prohibition "drastically departs ... discuss

This is an interesting topic, and I've commented on it in the past.But compare and contrast these two voices from the Supreme Court. From Congressional Quarterly Researcher, March 10, 1995 Volume 5, N ... discuss

I actually agree with this guy. With Pedophile Priests, Everyone recognized it as wrong. What compounded that issue was the improper way that some Bishops handled it. With abortion, there are actual ... discuss

From The Catholic Review [Archdiocese of Baltimore]:A bust of the first Catholic Chief Justice of the United States may get booted from its prominent perch in front of Frederick’s City Hall if a gro ... discuss

... which is good news for the Constitution:SAN FRANCISCO - The Supreme Court's most recent term was a difficult one, Justice Stephen Breyer said Saturday, because he found himself on the losing end o ... discuss

From LifeNews.com:Columbus, OH (LifeNews.com) -- Ohio lawmakers are taking a different approach to the issue of abortion by proposing a bill that would prohibit abortions unless the father of the unbo ... discuss

From RedState.com:Mr. (Justice) Breyer, LobbyistWith Senators Leahy, Durbin and Schumer already promising new levels of obstruction of President Bush's judicial nominees up to and including a promise ... discuss

A symposium on criminalizing abortion at National Review Online:Anna Quindlen’s column in Newsweek this week is titled “How much jail time?” and argues that pro-lifers are dodging the issue of j ... discuss

In The Politico's "Democrats' abortion relapse," featured in Human Events, July 20, compares the reality of the abortion-fanatic Democrat-controlled Congress vs. promises they made before the 2006 ele ... discuss

Chris Gacek of the Family Research Council points out that both sides may have misunderstood Justice Kennedy's stance on abortion: Many well-informed observers believe that Kennedy was set t ... discuss

In an astute article published by the Politico, the Family Research Council's Chris Gacek suggests that April's Supreme Court decision to uphold the "partial-birth abortion ban" may have opened a new ... discuss

Video and transcript of a panel discussion about the significance of the SCOTUS decision in Gonzales vs Carhart, the "PBA ban" allowing the feds to ban the Procedure Formerly Known as Prince.After Gon ... discuss

Ryan Anderson in the Weekly Standard on Amnesty International's position on abortion. Pro-life reasoning requires no invocation of God, no specific theology, and no imposition of beliefs. Nor does art ... discuss

A Malaysian Muslim singer has been arrested and ordered to appear before an Islamic court to answer charges of  \"exposing her body\" and \"promoting immoral activities\" under the Syariah Penal ... discuss

Today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial on President Bush's commutation of Scooter Libby's sentence is laughable."The real miscarriage" In the six years that George W. Bush was governor of Texas, ... discuss

WSJ:Liberals were already wailing about a radical turn in Supreme Court jurisprudence, and yesterday's decisions really brought out the sackcloth and outrage. But the end of this first full term of th ... discuss

Washington Times:[...]The decisions will be the most significant ruling on race and school admissions since the court's 2003 rulings. The Roberts court, as we noted yesterday in an editorial, has give ... discuss

Gordon James Klingenschmitt, a former Navy chaplain who sacrificed his career to help change national policy, allowing military chaplains to publicly pray "in Jesus' name" – even in uniform, explai ... discuss

Bad fruit Rational debate of Carhart called for Alan Keyes June 24, 2007 I learned with sadness and chagrin that at the recent convention of National Right to Life, the organization's leadership decid ... discuss

These are notes I took from a speech yesterday, "Abortion jurisprudence from Roe to Carhart II," by Clarke Forsythe, president of ... discuss

Yesterday, I said of the PBA ruling: "It's not going to stop any abortions as such," he said. "They're still going to take place by other means." I have received this email from Paul Linton, whom Eny ... discuss

An editorial in The New York Sun defends Justice Thomas from a scurrilous attack by The New York Slimes:Let at least someone in this city rise to the defense of Justice Thomas, who was smeared on Sund ... discuss

Associate Supreme Court Justice Hugo BlackInventor of the "Wall of Separation Between Church and State"Gerald Russello writes in the June 10 issue of the National Catholic Register on "The 60th Birth ... discuss

One more thought before I get back to vacation mode. Though somewhat dated, John Noonan’s A Private Choice provides a very helpful overview of what legal positivsm looks like. One of Noonan's major ... discuss

The partial birth abortion ban ruling is a watershed moment in the abortion debate. It isn’t because it “restricts a right for a woman to choose” or that “it is the beginning o ... discuss




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