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    ‘Special Consideration’ for ‘non-Christian’ Job Applicants?

    A provision in a Michigan teachers’ union contract calling for “special consideration” to be given to “minority” job applicants including “those of the non-Christian faith” was removed by the Ferndale School District this week after the language was identified as a violation of the Federal Civil Rights Act. Michigan Capitol … More

    Judiciary Democrats Ignore Widow in OK'ing Cop Killer's Lawyer

    Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee turned a deaf ear to the pleas of a slain Philadelphia police officer’s widow yesterday when they voted to approve his killer’s lawyer as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Before voting 10-8 along party lines to approve President Obama’s choice, former … More

    Toomey Urges Rejection of Obama Justice Nominee Over Links to Cop Killer

    Update:  The Judiciary Committee, in a 10-8 party-line vote,  approved Debo Adegbile as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division – a pick protested by the National Fraternal Order of Police as “a thumb in the eye” of law enforcement officers. The nomination next goes to the Senate floor. Senator Pat … More

    Obama Justice Department Nominee Under Scrutiny for Ties to Cop Killer

    Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. senator today joined the Democratic district attorney of Philadelphia in opposing President Obama’s nomination of a lawyer who defended a notorious cop killer to become the Justice Department’s top civil rights official. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on Obama’s pick of Debo Adegbile, the … More

    How MLK's Faith Influenced His Public Life

    Across the country today, speakers will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. They will likely quote the resounding “I Have a Dream” speech and the stirring “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” But what made it possible for King to accomplish so much? Let’s go deeper into the origins of … More

    Potential Settlement in Supreme Court Housing Discrimination Case

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the parties in the Fair Housing Act case pending before the Supreme Court have reached a tentative settlement deal. The case, Mount Holly v. Mount Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, involves the township of Mount Holly, New Jersey’s attempt to redevelop a crime-ridden, … More

    Banned from Handing Out Constitutions on Constitution Day

    On Constitution Day this year, Robert Van Tuinen, an Army veteran and a student at Modesto Junior College (MJC) in California, was trying to pass out copies of the United States Constitution and drum up support for his proposed Young Americans for Liberty chapter on campus. School administrators at MJC … More

    An Election Integrity Victory in Mississippi

    There was a historic victory for election integrity on Wednesday: A federal court approved a consent decree in a lawsuit filed in Mississippi by the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) that requires a local county to finally clean up its voter registration list. As The Foundry previously reported, the ACRU … More

    Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Religious Liberty in New Mexico

    Earlier today, the Supreme Court of New Mexico ruled that the First Amendment does not protect a Christian photographer’s ability to decline to take pictures of a same-sex commitment ceremony—even when doing so would violate the photographer’s deeply held religious beliefs. As Elaine Huguenin, owner of Elane Photography, explained: “The … More

    Can We Trust the Justice Department in the New IRS Scandal?

    The Washington Times is reporting that the U.S. Department of the Treasury Inspector General (IG) for Tax Administration has admitted privately to Senator Chuck Grassley (R–IA) that the IRS “targeted for audit candidates for public office.” Fresh on the heels of the May 14 IG report that alerted the American … More