| Friday April 2, 2021 at 4:52 PM PDT
Government bureaucrats enjoy many benefits at taxpayer expense. One of those benefits is qualified immunity (or executive immunity), which exempts them from civil lawsuits for misdeeds on the job. Think of qualified immunity as serving as a protective veil for bureaucrats. It empowers government officials to engage in unethical behavior they otherwise would not....Read More »
Samuel R. Staley
| Friday July 13, 2018 at 4:25 PM PDT
The law has limits to changing hearts and minds.
William J. Watkins, Jr.
| Monday June 4, 2018 at 6:26 PM PDT
This was the right result in this case, but the Court has done little to provide meaningful guidance as free exercise and free speech clash with public accommodation statutes making sexual orientation a protected classification.
Samuel R. Staley
| Monday January 23, 2017 at 3:25 PM PST
Silence, the powerful new film by iconic film director Martin Scorcese, is a complex story of faith and spiritual inspiration set during feudal Japan’s 17th century purge of Christians and their priests. It’s also a moving and thoughtful meditation on religious freedom, on personal versus state-sponsored faith, and on how character is defined by...Read More »
| Friday July 3, 2015 at 4:16 PM PDT
In the wake of Obergefell, the outrageous U.S. Supreme Court decision finding that the traditional definition of marriage violates “due process,” Americans need to turn their attention to the dangers of overly broad state public accommodation laws. Christian business owners are especially burdened when individuals seeking to exercise a new “right” are deemed “suspect classes” and...Read More »
Vicki E. Alger
| Thursday November 8, 2012 at 4:32 PM PST
A dozen ballot initiatives in nine states focused on K-12 education issues. Also making news was the surprise defeat of Indiana incumbent and reformer State Superintendent Tony Bennett by Glenda Ritz, a former teacher backed by the union. Charter schools won big in Georgia and Washington. Georgia voters passed an amendment allowing a statewide...Read More »
| Wednesday May 23, 2012 at 4:54 AM PDT
Harvard’s Mary Ann Glendon has a good op-ed in the WSJ dealing with the Catholic Bishops’ suit opposing the contraception mandate. Here is a snippet: The main goal of the mandate is not, as HHS claimed, to protect women’s health. It is rather a move to conscript religious organizations into a political agenda, forcing...Read More »