• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • Legal

    Texas Abortion Case Heading for Supreme Court

    A 3-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit has upheld H.B. 2, Texas’s abortion law made famous by state senator Wendy Davis’s eleven-hour filibuster last summer. Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers challenged parts of the law that would require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital … More

    WATCH: Religious Liberty Goes to the Supreme Court

    Passionate advocates on both sides of the issue showed up outside the Supreme Court this morning as the justices heard arguments in two cases in which businesses owned by Christian families are challenging a controversial Obamacare rule. Lawyers for Hobby Lobby, owned by the Greens, and Conestoga Wood Specialties, owned … More

    This Court Case Could Knock Out One of the Most Important Parts of Obamacare

    While media attention is focused on the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court, there is another important Obamacare case being heard today before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Federal courts don’t just issue decisions on constitutional grounds. They also interpret and apply … More

    How the Supreme Court Justices Reacted to Today's Hobby Lobby Arguments

    President Obama’s health care law made its way back to the Supreme Court of the United States today. In addition to being unsound health care policy by limiting patient choice and increasing costs, it also requires businesses to pay for abortion-inducing drugs. This morning, the Supreme Court heard oral argument … More

    Meet the Real People Hurt by Obamacare's Mandates And Disregard for Religious Liberty [PHOTOS]

    What do air conditioning, wood, crafts supplies, and car lights have to do with each other? Not much. But the families behind these industries have joined more than 200 other plaintiffs to fight the government for their freedoms after Obamacare was passed four years ago. They’re suing the Obama administration over … More

    INFOGRAPHIC: What Exactly This Hobby Lobby Case Is About

    Today at the Supreme Court, some courageous Americans are standing up to Obamacare’s trampling of religious freedom. But outside the Court, the debate rages over the place of this valuable freedom in our lives. Planned Parenthood put together a graphic to express one argument—that Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood want … More

    More Recriminations Over Dropping of Bribery Prosecution in Pennsylvania

    Over the weekend, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams criticized Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s decision to shut down a three-year investigation that caught at least five Pennsylvania Democrats taking bribes in exchange for votes and contracts—including voting against the state’s voter ID law. Williams’s criticism came in a Sunday op-ed … More

    Seattle’s Rideshare Caps Will Squash Innovators Such as Uber

    Seattle has earned the dubious honor of being the first city to cap the number of drivers that rideshare services such as Uber may keep on the road. Uber and companies like it represent a new type of cab ride for a new generation of smartphone-equipped riders, using apps and … More

    Two States Can Now Require Proof of Citizenship Before Voter Registration

    In a big victory for election integrity, Arizona and Kansas — led by their Secretaries of State, Ken Bennett and Kris Kobach — have obtained an order from a federal judge allowing them to enforce their proof-of-citizenship requirement for voter registration. In a decision issued on March 19, Judge Eric … More

    It Doesn't Matter if You're Conservative or Liberal. You Should Believe in Religious Freedom.

    Across social media last week, some in the Twittersphere claimed family businesses fighting for a fundamental freedom want to impose their religious and moral beliefs on their employees. Nothing could be further from the truth. The distortion is part of a fierce national argument into which the Supreme Court is about to … More