Judicial Tyranny

Aborting a Presidency

BY KEVIN BURKE, JANUARY 7, 2020 Author and political scientist Darrell West is deeply concerned about the current climate in the United States. “Societal tensions have metastasized into a dangerous tribalism that seriously threatens U.S. democracy,” he warns. “Unless people can bridge... read more

When Politics Reshapes the Culture

By Hadley Arkes, July 16, 2019 The scene: Outside the Supreme Court of the U.S. in March 2014.  I was on my way to the Court to take in the oral argument in the Hobby Lobby case. The question was whether the Green family, owners of the Hobby Lobby stores – and providing already... read more

UK judge forcing mentally disabled mother to have abortion against her will

by Ryan Everson, Washington Examiner, June 21, 2019 A judge in the United Kingdom ruled that a mentally disabled pregnant mother must abort her baby because doctors have arbitrarily decided an abortion would be less traumatic for her than childbirth. At 22 weeks gestation, this baby can feel... read more
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SCOTUS Sends Gay-Wedding-Cake Case Back to State Court

By Jack Crowe, National Review, June 17, 2019 The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case involving an Oregon baker who refused to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding, sending the dispute back to a state court and foregoing an opportunity to clarify its position on the matter after... read more

Secular Arguments for Marriage Are Not Enough

By Jennifer Roback Morse, July 11, 2018 Scott Hahn is a prolific Biblical scholar with a huge fan-base among orthodox Catholics. He doesn’t need my help promoting his new book, The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of Social Order. But I need some help from him. I... read more

Does Conscience Exist?

By David Carlin, June 15, 2018 A few days ago the U.S. Supreme Court made a ruling in the case of a Colorado baker who had refused, for reasons of religious conscience, to bake a wedding cake for the same-sex wedding of two men. Unfortunately, the Court ruling did not address the question of... read more

Title VII and the Next Big Threat to Religious Freedom

The Supreme Court will have to weigh in By John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera, Breakpoint, So what’s the next big judicial challenge to religious freedom? You may not be hearing much about it, but I’ll describe why it matters. The Supreme Court victories in the Masterpiece Cakeshop... read more

A Powerful Legal Group Changes the Law While Nobody’s Looking

By  John  Fund, May  13,  2018 The American Law Institute increasingly seeks to advance a politically correct agenda. Next week, one of the most powerful private legal groups you’ve never heard of will hold its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. For nearly 100 years, the 3,000- member... read more

ACLU Tries To Drag Catholic Charities Into Illegal Immigrant Abortions

Catholic Charities and other faith-based organizations could be forced to proclaim to young illegal immigrants in their care that they have a 'right' to an abortion. By Margot Cleveland, April 12, 2018 If the American Civil Liberties Union has its way, Catholic Charities and other faith-based... read more

“To Make It So That the Church Could Not Exist in This State”

By Peter Wolfgang, Family Institute of Connecticut The most important speech during yesterday’s three-and-a-half-hour debate in the Connecticut House of Representatives, over whether to confirm Justice Andrew McDonald’s nomination for Chief Justice, is the one you haven’t heard about in... read more

Jordan Peterson is a prophet—and a problem for progressives

Peterson understands how ideology shapes culture—and that enrages his harshest critics. By Anne Hendershott, January 30, 2018, Catholic World Report More than four decades ago, Alexander Solzhenitsyn said that we need moralists to challenge the self-destructive and dehumanizing drift of... read more