Archive for: April, 2010

Michael Newdow – Question to Justice Scalia: Does the Establishment Clause Permit the Disregard of Devout Catholics?

Dr. Michael Newdow, an attorney and physician famous for his litigation on church-state issues from an atheist perspective, and and previous article contributor to ReligiousLiberty.TV, has now published an important law review article for the Capital University Law Review that discusses the history of American religious freedom and tolerance and why the majority should carefully consider the rights of the minority.  Although […]

 
 

ANALYSIS: Supreme Court Declines to Hear Discrimination Case Involving Labor Union

ANALYSIS: Supreme Court Declines to Hear Discrimination Case Involving Labor Union

By Michael D. Peabody, Esq. – For over 25 years, the legal system has grappled with the question of what constitutes prima facie discriminatory conduct under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  Courts across the nation have established different standards for prima facie discrimatory conduct and there have been no clear-cut answers. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals said that a […]

 
 

Uproar in Canada over face-veil ban (Al Jazeera English)

In Quebec a furious public debate has erupted over Muslim women who wear the niqab – face veil. Out of over 200,000 Muslims in Montreal, only a few dozen women wear the niqab, but under a proposed new legislation they could be barred from receiving public services.

 
 

Observations of Liberty in China (WWUB)

By Martin Surridge – The mass of strangers and suitcases pressed against me so tightly that I did not have to worry about the sharp turns and rapid acceleration of the train as it hurtled through the Beijing underground because the dozens of people breathing down my neck in the center of the carriage prevented me from falling over or […]

 
 

First European conference for the protection of a work-free Sunday

Address by the Keynote Speaker Lázló Andor at the first European Conference for the 'protection of a work-free Sunday'. The conference was held at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday 24th March 2010.

 
 

Conference Held to Relaunch Protection of Work-Free Sunday at European Level (ARLP)

A conference whose aim was to relaunch the protection of a work-free Sunday debate at European level (see www.comece.org) was held on Wednesday the March 24, 2010 in Brussells. ARLP has posted a story on their website along with a video of the keynote address. Here are some of the reasons for the conference: Purpose of Conference The promotion of […]

 
 

Gendercide: China's shameful massacre of unborn girls means there will soon be 30m more men than women (Daily Mail)

EXCERPT: By the year 2020, there will be 30 million more men than women of marriageable age in this giant empire, so large and so different (its current population is 1,336,410,000) that it often feels more like a separate planet than just another country. Nothing like this has ever happened to any civilisation before. The nearest we can come to […]

 
 

John Paul Stevens Retires from Supreme Court (AP)

 
 

Americans United Praises Justice Stevens' Record On Church And State

Americans United for Separation of Church and State today praised Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens for his record of support for church-state separation and expressed the hope that his replacement will hold similar views.

 
 

Church-state advocates urge strong successor for Stevens (ABP)

EXCERPT from American Baptist Press: WASHINGTON (ABP) — With the Supreme Court's oldest and longest-serving member announcing April 9 his retirement, advocates for strong church-state separation urged that Justice John Paul Stevens' replacement be as devoted to preventing government establishment of religion as the retiring jurist. However, some called for a successor who can improve on what they view as […]