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    Rendering to God What Is God’s

    This year tax day falls on Tuesday of the Christian Holy Week—the day on which, according to the Gospel accounts, Jesus was asked about paying taxes to Caesar. Using an age-old political tactic, Jesus’ opponents posed a question that’s answer was sure to alienate some segment of the public. “Is … 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

    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

    Supreme Court Stops Same-Sex Marriages in Utah

    The U.S. Supreme Court entered a stay today ensuring that Utah will not be forced to issue marriage licenses to people in same-sex relationships in the immediate future as the state continues to defend its law defining marriage as between a man and a woman. “The states remain free—and should … More

    Don't Film Me, Bro!: Officer Confiscates Cell Phone, Prevents Wife from Videotaping Her Husband's Arrest

    It was her cell phone. She was on her property. And they were handcuffing her husband on the ground. Yet when Heather Donald used her cell phone to videotape the arrest of her husband Thomas, the police took the cell phone from her and later commanded her to delete the … More

    Illinois Supreme Court Catches Up on the Second Amendment

    The Illinois Supreme Court has finally joined the rest of the nation and the U.S. Supreme Court in recognizing the right of Illinois residents to exercise their Second Amendment rights. On September 12 in Illinois v. Aguilar, the Illinois court voided a state statute that made the “aggravated unlawful use … More

    Some State Clerks Breaking Law, Issuing Phony Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    In spite of clear Pennsylvania law to the contrary, a Pennsylvania clerk recently started issuing invalid same-sex marriage licenses, abdicating his duty to uphold the law. Yesterday, a state court ordered him to stop. In New Mexico, a similar situation has also occurred. Activists in various states are encouraging rank-and-file … More

    The Obama Administration, Marriage, and the States

    Just as families are getting ready to head out the door for a long holiday weekend, the Obama Administration has rolled out new policies that disregard states’ authority over marriage and redefine marriage for a variety of federal purposes. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS and the … More

    Eric Holder Messes with Texas

    Obama’s Justice Department is fighting a recent Supreme Court decision—and picking a fight with Texas. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department will ask a federal court to subject Texas to a pre-clearance requirement—something the Supreme Court just struck down—for all of its proposed changes to voting … More

    Is the Supreme Court "Pro-Business"?

    Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the law school at the University of California, Irvine, has penned an op-ed for The New York Times repeating the old saw that the U.S. Supreme Court is a “pro-business” court. Dean Chemerinsky’s fundamental misconception is on display right up front: A majority of the justices … More