Judge Orders Portland Police to Stop Using Maine Civil Rights Act to Target Pro-Life Speech

Judge Orders Portland Police to Stop Using Maine Civil Rights Act to Target Pro-Life Speech

PORTLAND, Maine — A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction to a Portland pastor who asserted that he was being unlawfully targeted by police outside of a Planned Parenthood facility for his pro-life preaching. U.S. District Judge Nancy Torresen, appointed to the bench by Barack Obama, ruled on Monday that police may not use […]

Federal Court: No First Amendment Right to Record Cops Unless Challenging Police

Federal Court: No First Amendment Right to Record Cops Unless Challenging Police

PHILADELPHIA (Washington Post) — In recent years, lower federal courts have generally held that the First Amendment protects a right to video-record (and photograph) in public places, especially when one is recording public servants such as the police. Because recording events that you observe in public places is important to be able to speak effectively […]

Homeschool Couple Pepper Sprayed in Front of Children Reach Settlement With Sheriff, Deputy

Homeschool Couple Pepper Sprayed in Front of Children Reach Settlement With Sheriff, Deputy

NEW HAMPTON, Mo. — A homeschooling couple has agreed to accept a settlement offer from a Missouri sheriff and his deputy after they filed a lawsuit for being pepper sprayed and tasered for refusing to let police in their house without a warrant. As previously reported, the situation occurred in September 2011 after a Missouri Child Protective […]

House Republicans Urge Court to Throw Out Net Neutrality Rules

House Republicans Urge Court to Throw Out Net Neutrality Rules

(ARS Technica) — Republican members of Congress urged a federal appeals court to vacate the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules, saying any such rules should be written by lawmakers instead of the commission. “Congress certainly did not leave (and would never have left) this issue of great national importance to be decided by the […]

Appeals Court Stays U.S. Judge’s Ban on Bulk Collection of Phone Data

Appeals Court Stays U.S. Judge’s Ban on Bulk Collection of Phone Data

(Washington Post) — A U.S. appeals court Tuesday temporarily blocked the ruling of a federal judge who this week called the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records almost certainly unconstitutional, just weeks before the program’s scheduled phase-out. The order by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. […]

California Churches Sue After Being Forced to Provide Abortion Coverage

California Churches Sue After Being Forced to Provide Abortion Coverage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Three California churches filed suit against the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) on Friday over a directive that was issue last year that would force all faith-based employers to offer abortion coverage regardless of their religious beliefs. As previously reported, DMHC issued a letter in August 2014 requiring all insurance companies […]

Homeschooling Family Sues New Jersey CPS for $60 Million for Unconstitutional ‘Home Intrusion’

Homeschooling Family Sues New Jersey CPS for $60 Million for Unconstitutional ‘Home Intrusion’

BELVIDIRE, N. J. — A homeschooling family in New Jersey has filed a $60 million dollar lawsuit against the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency for intruding into their home and asking them personal and detailed questions about their lives and their son’s education. According to reports, the incident occurred this past January as […]

Judge Orders Kim Davis Released, Demands She Not Stop Deputies from Issuing ‘Gay Marriage’ Licenses

Judge Orders Kim Davis Released, Demands She Not Stop Deputies from Issuing ‘Gay Marriage’ Licenses

ASHLAND, Ky. — The judge that ordered Kim Davis to be placed behind bars nearly one week ago has now ordered her release, but simultaneously demanded that she not stop any of her deputy clerks from issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals. U.S. District Judge David Bunning’s order came just hours before a rally was set to […]

California Senate Approves Bill to Allow Assisted Murder of Elderly and Disabled

California Senate Approves Bill to Allow Assisted Murder of Elderly and Disabled

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Despite impassioned objections, the California State Senate approved a bill on Thursday that would allow some elderly and disabled people to seek help in killing themselves through lethal doses of drugs. SB 128, also known as the “End of Life Option Act,” was passed by the Democrat-controlled state Senate in a 23-13 […]

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