Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced a bill called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012 that will expand the nearly nonexistent exemption for religious employers in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare. As it now stands, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is forcing religious employers to pay for contraceptives, sterilization services, and abortion-inducing drugs for their employees.
In a failed attempt to respond to complaints, the DHHS has given religious organizations one year to adapt to the Continue reading →
Court’s Decision Leaves Vendors’ Businesses in Jeopardy
IJ client Larry Miller is a well-known vendor outside Turner Field. Credit: IJ
Arlington, Va.— Last Friday afternoon, a Fulton County, Georgia Superior Court judge decided not to grant an injunction that would have protected the businesses of Larry Miller and Stanley Hambrick, two long-time businessmen who have each vended outside Turner Field for more than a decade.
With the assistance of the Institute for Justice (IJ), Miller and Hambrick are challenging the city of Atlanta’s decision to hand over all public-property vending to General Growth Properties—the first program of its kind in the country. Because this monopoly threatens the very survival of Miller and Hambrick’s businesses, they asked that the court keep the city from revoking their vending permits or physically removing them from their vending Continue reading →
Shawano, WI – The president of the American College of Pediatricians sent a letter to the Shawano School District Superintendent, cautioning him to not react adversely to 15-year-old student Brandon Wegner based on political pressure.
Superintendent Todd Carlson called Brandon ignorant for his views on homosexual Continue reading →
Attorneys Argue Labor Board does not have legitimate quorum to hear pending cases
Washington, DC – National Right to Work Foundation attorneys filed motions on Monday with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to disqualify President Barack Obama’s recent purported recess appointees to the agency from participating in the Foundation’s six cases pending before the Board.
By Deneen Borelli, Fellow, Project 21 black leadership network
There were reports of babies out in the cold for hours in Houston. In Indianapolis, two dozen police officers used pepper spray to control an unruly crowd that pried shopping center doors off their hinges.
These were just a few of the scenes caught on video across America as people tried to get their hands on a pair of sneakers.
“Bright Minds and Dark Attitudes: Lower Cognitive Ability Predicts Greater Prejudice Through Right-Wing Ideology and Low Intergroup Contact”, a product of Doctor Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario is causing quite a stir lately. But, should it? Yes:
Many from the sociopolitical left are now employing Hodson’s curious opinions as if these are some perfect Continue reading →
When temporarily allowed, denial can serve as a protective and helpful coping mechanism and, when allowed to persist, denial can also become a dangerous crutch, inviting all manner of grave consequences — such as those now endangering our already much assailed constitutionally protected Natural Rights and liberties.
Original Arizona capitol building. Image credit: WARS
Arlington, Va.— A Maricopa County (AZ) Superior Court Judge upheld Arizona’s Empowerment Account Program as constitutional under the Arizona State Constitution.
The program, which is first of its kind in the nation, allows qualified parents of children with special needs to apply for an Arizona Empowerment Account and use the funds deposited by the state into those accounts Continue reading →
Orlando, FL (January 28, 2012) – Liberty Counsel and Personhood USA are co-sponsoring a presidential candidate’s forum this afternoon in the Aloma Church in Winter Park, Florida.
The “Florida Awake! Presidential Candidate Forum” will be simulcast on Liberty Counsel’s website beginning at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (click on event image at bottom of article to watch forum). Continue reading →