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    Casey to Oppose Obama’s Justice Nominee for Championing Cop Killer

      Senator Robert  Casey Jr. (D-PA) today announced that he will vote against President Obama’s nominee for a top Justice Department post because of the lawyer’s much-publicized work to overturn the death sentence of the notorious killer of a Philadelphia police officer. Without specifying Debo Adegbile’s high-profile role as a … More

    Federal Court Upholds School Ban on American Flag T-Shirts

    Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a California high school’s prohibition on American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. The case is Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District, and while it might get the law right, it certainly highlights a worrying trend in … More

    Questions You're Asking About Cakes, Gays, and Religious Freedom

    Cases have been popping up across the country where individuals have declined to bake cakes or take photos for same-sex wedding ceremonies—and government has punished them. This week, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) vetoed a bill that would have put religious liberty protections in place in her state. We sat … More

    Conflict Seen in IRS Targeting Probe, Heritage Scholar Testifies

    The Justice Department’s choice of one of President Obama’s campaign donors to investigate improper targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service throws the fairness and independence of that probe into question, a Heritage Foundation legal analyst testified today before a House subcommittee. That designated investigator, Barbara Kay Bosserman … More

    First Big Gulp, Now Bottomless Bloody Marys: New York Bans Boozy Brunches

    For many, bottomless drinks are the cornerstone of any delicious (if not nutritious) urban brunch.  But the New York State Liquor Authority is determined to kill boozy brunchers’ buzz. Yes, the state of the soda ban is cracking down on more than calorie consumption. The NYC Hospitality Alliance sent out … More

    On Religious Liberty, Arizona Gets it Right and NY Times Gets it Wrong Again

    The headline reads “A License to Discriminate.” And the New York Times editorial board goes on to claim that Arizona has just passed “noxious measures to give businesses and individuals the broad right to deny services to same-sex couples in the name of protecting religious liberty.” The Times got it … More

    Holder Is Wrong. State Attorneys General Should Defend Current Marriage Laws.

    In an interview published in the New York Times yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder argued, according to the Times, that “state attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws that they believe are discriminatory” and “said that officials who have carefully studied bans on gay marriage could refuse to defend … More

    Tax Dodge: Panel Urges Public to Thwart IRS Effort to Torpedo Conservative Groups

    The Internal Revenue Service has overstepped its legal boundaries and expertise to assault the free speech rights of nonprofit advocacy groups, but the public can put the IRS in its place by commenting in the next few days, campaign finance experts and journalists assembled at The Heritage Foundation said. The … More

    10 in Union ‘Goon Squads’ Indicted for Violence, Arson in Philadelphia

    Ten members of a Philadelphia ironworkers union are charged with conspiring to commit extortion, arson, destruction of property, and assault to force construction contractors to hire union workers, according to the FBI. The FBI this week said the members of Ironworkers Local 401  collaborated with allies who sought out construction … More

    'I Know My Rights': Woman Jailed After Filming Traffic Stop

    Brandy Berning spent the night behind bars. And it’s all because she knew her rights, and insisted that they be respected. Her “crime”?  Using a cell phone to film a traffic stop. According to the Florida Sun-Sentinel, Lieutenant William O’Brien, a deputy with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, pulled Brandy … More