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Christian 72-Year-Old Florist Fined for Refusing To Supply Flowers for Same-Sex Wedding Takes ‘Last Stand’ at Supreme Court

Barronelle Stutzman, also known as the "Christian grandma florist," is now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her appeal to reverse a Washington court's decision earlier this year that found her guilty of discrimination for refusing to provide flowers for a gay wedding. (more…)

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Justice Department Wants Lawsuit Against President Trump Dismissed

The Justice Department asked a federal court late on Friday to dismiss a lawsuit that accused President Trump of violating the Constitution by continuing to own and profit from his businesses, arguing in part that, even if he had broken the law, it would be up to Congress, not a

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Planned Parenthood Reopens Abortion Clinic in Waco, Texas

Planned Parenthood on Tuesday announced the reopening of its first abortion clinic in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court last year struck down strict regulations that prompted more than half of the state’s abortion facilities to close. (more…)

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Federal Judge Blocks Indiana Mandate Requiring Women to Get Ultrasound Before Abortions

An Indiana mandate forcing women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before having an abortion has been blocked by a federal judge, ruling that the requirement is likely unconstitutional and creates “clearly undue” burdens on women, particularly low-income women. (more…)

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5 Big Issues Where Attorney General Jeff Sessions May Have An Immediate Impact

President Trump’s newly confirmed attorney general, like much about the current administration, has Americans divided. (more…)

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The National Black Church Initiative Will Join With AME Church Leadership, the ACLU, and Other Organizations to Oppose President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration; Say They Will Stand With the President When he Is Right, But Will Not Defend him When he Is Wrong

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, will join with Civil Rights groups and the ACLU and the Board of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) to oppose President Trump's executive orders eliminating the

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New York Joins Federal Lawsuit Against Trump’s Ban

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that the state is joining a federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s executive order which temporarily bars foreign nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. “As I’ve made clear: President Trump’s executive action is unconstitutional, unlawful, and fundamentally

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FBI Reportedly Questioned U.S. Muslims In 8 States About Pre-Election Terror Attacks

American Muslims in eight U.S. states claim they were questioned by the FBI over the weekend and that the agents were seeking information about a threat from al Qaeda in the days leading up to the election. The Council on American Islamic Relations said the questions pertained to potential pre-election

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Obama Administration Joins Fight Against America’s ‘Unconstitutional’ Bail Industry

The Obama administration has joined the fight against the American bail industry, telling a federal appeals court that bail practices that keep poor defendants locked up because they cannot afford to purchase their freedom are unconstitutional. (more…)

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Wisconsin Voter ID Law Ruled Unconstitutional For ‘Trying to Suppress Vote of Reliably Democratic African Americans’

Portions of Wisconsin's voter ID law are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge James Peterson ruled that portions of the voter law had been crafted "to suppress the reliably Democratic vote of Milwaukee's African-Americans." Peterson's ruling follows an earlier Friday ruling that found North Carolina's voter ID

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Judge Rules Alabama Abortion Law Unconstitutional

A federal judge on Friday permanently struck down Alabama's law requiring abortion doctors to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital. According to U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, the unconstitutional law would make it near-impossible for women to get an abortion in the southern state. The judge's ruling comes as

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50-State Prayer Tour Led by Franklin Graham to Hit During 2016 Campaign

Issues of faith are expected to play a role in the 2016 presidential election, with several candidates discussing their own beliefs and decrying the “same-sex marriage” ruling from the Supreme Court that was praised almost uniformly by Democrats but rejected by others as anti-biblical, anti-Christian and unconstitutional. (more…)

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Alabama Supreme Court Urged to Protect Religious Liberty

Montgomery, AL-In a brief to the Alabama Supreme Court, Liberty Counsel presented legal arguments following the opinion in the marriage case at the U.S. Supreme Court. "When considering the Supreme Court's Obergefell opinion, state Supreme Courts should contemplate the "decision's substantial assault on the Rule of Law, Democracy, and Natural

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Fate of U.S. Domestic Surveillance Program Uncertain After Senate Vote

The U.S. Senate blocked a measure to extend spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records early on Saturday, leaving the fate of the program uncertain days before its June 1 expiration. (more…)

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