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    Supreme Court Win for Equal Protection

    Today the Supreme Court upheld a Michigan constitutional amendment that banned the consideration of race in college admissions. Six members of the Court recognized that the voters have the right to mandate equality under the law and ban unjust discrimination. In 2006, the voters of Michigan passed Proposal 2—an initiative … More

    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

    Support the Green Family on #HobbyLobbyDay, March 29

    Saturday, March 29, is Hobby Lobby Appreciation day—an opportunity for Americans to support the Green family and their arts-and-crafts chain’s fight to preserve religious freedom from the coercive Obamacare mandate. Over 20,000 individuals have joined a Facebook event, pledging to shop at one of Hobby Lobby’s more than 500 stores … More

    These Families Challenged Obamacare at the Supreme Court. Now They’re Speaking Out for Religious Liberty.

    NEW ORLEANS — The two families who brought lawsuits against the government for its controversial Obamacare mandate delivered a stirring defense of religious freedom just days after their cases were heard before the U.S. Supreme Court. This afternoon at The Heritage Foundation’s Resource Bank meeting, Conestoga Wood Specialties Chief Executive … More

    Ted Cruz, Veteran of 9 Supreme Court Arguments, Says First Amendment on Trial Today

    Ted Cruz has argued nine cases before the U.S. Supreme Court in his lifetime, more than any other current member of Congress. Today, as a U.S. senator from Texas, Cruz is making a different kind of argument—one in the court of public opinion. On his Facebook page and in a … More

    Gingrich: Americans in ‘Grave Danger’ of ‘Losing Our Religious Liberty’

    As the date for the oral arguments in the Supreme Court case over the Health and Human Services mandate nears, Newt Gingrich is concerned that Americans could be on the cusp of a significant loss of religious liberty. “I think we’re in grave danger of losing our liberty and losing … More

    Challenge to Colorado TABOR Flouts Supreme Court Precedents

    A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that Colorado legislators have standing to challenge the state’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) because it limits their ability to vote on tax proposals. The court also rejected the state’s argument that only Congress—not the federal … More

    Should a State Be Able to Force People to Join a Union?

      Can a state force you to join a labor union? On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Harris v. Quinn, a challenge to Illinois’s authority to force home-care providers who receive state subsidies to join labor unions against their will.   Under the Illinois Disabilities Program, the … More

    Free Speech and the Abortion Distortion

    Today, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in McCullen v. Coakley, in which Eleanor McCullen is challenging a Massachusetts law that prevents her from peacefully talking to women on public sidewalks outside abortion clinics about their options. The right to speak your mind—even about unpopular topics—is a core freedom upon … More

    Polygamy, Sister Wives, and the Slippery Slope

    Late last week, a federal judge in Utah struck down part of the state’s law that criminalizes polygamy. The challenge was brought by Kody Brown of the television show Sister Wives. Brown is a polygamist who has one legal wife and three other wives by “spiritual union” based on their … More