Supreme Court

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The Briefing 04-03-14

Supreme Court lifts ban on aggregate campaign donations; Why is Mississippi religious freedom law controversial? It shouldn’t be; Boy Scout “halfway policy” now backfires as…

  • Audio
  • Boy Scouts
  • Campaign Donations
  • Denmark
  • Mississippi
  • Religious Freedom
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 04-01-14

The “unforeseen” mudslide tragedy was not unforeseen; Justice Ginsburg, the power of the courts, and the pressure of retirement; Will democracy survive? Complacency is the…

  • Audio
  • Democracy
  • Justice Ginsburg
  • Mudslide
  • Natural Disaster
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 03-24-14

Politically active judges are not responding to Supreme Court decisions, but anticipating them; Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia will reveal if he is truly serious…

  • Audio
  • Children
  • Dogs
  • Judicial Activism
  • Michigan
  • Pets
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 11-26-13

Contraception Mandate likely headed to Supreme Court matters for all of us, not just Hobby Lobby; Will same-sex marriage split the United Methodist Church? Church…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Church of England
  • contraception mandate
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Obamacare
  • Russia
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
  • United Methodist Church
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The Briefing 11-14-13

Heart-wrenching New York Magazine cover story interviews women who have had abortions; Supreme Court flooded with abortion cases; Atheist mega-churches? Atheists are religious about their…

  • Abortion
  • Atheism
  • Atheist Mega Church
  • Audio
  • New York Magazine
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 11-13-13

Ministry Opportunity: Millions of Filipinos in U.S. mourn loss of family and friends; Hawaii just a signature away from legalizing same-sex marriage; For gay marriage…

  • Audio
  • ENDA
  • Hawaii
  • kids
  • Legislative Prayer
  • Michelangelo Signorile
  • Parenting
  • Philippines
  • Religious Exemption
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 11-06-13

After 30 years, legislative prayer will return to the Supreme Court; Measure to outlaw discrimination based on gender orientation passes Senate; Gay-rights advocates celebrate 2013…

  • Audio
  • ENDA
  • Gay Rights
  • Legislative Prayer
  • Non-Discrimination Act
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 10-30-13

Texas abortion law blocked and likely headed to Supreme Court; Wisconsin law debate puts rights rights of mother over rights of unborn baby; “Opportunity Index”…

  • Abortion
  • Academy of Pediatrics
  • Audio
  • HIV
  • Opportunity Index
  • Screen Time
  • Supreme Court
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin
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The Briefing 10-23-13

Religious Freedom Too Important: Hobby Lobby wants contraception mandate case decided by the Supreme Court; Government can’t replace parents: Speaking to young children dramatically enhances…

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Audio
  • Contraception
  • Facebook
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Language-gap
  • Pre-K
  • Supreme Court
  • violence
  • Youth
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The Briefing 10-08-13

New York Times Editors give their opinion on how Supreme Court should rule; Originalism, Textualism, and Theology in Scalia’s historic interview; California Governor signs law…

  • Audio
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • California
  • California Baptist University
  • Justice Antonin Scalia
  • Multiple Parents
  • Supreme Court
  • Transgender
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The Briefing 10-07-13

Supreme Court could take on seismic cultural issues this season; Rift over abortion at Catholic School instructive for Evangelicals; Dating at 11 years-old is dangerous.…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Catholic Schools
  • Catholicism
  • Dating
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Parenting
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • secularism
  • Supreme Court
  • Teen Dating
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The Briefing 08-27-13

Chemical weapons in Syria prove to be “uncivilized, barbarian, rogue”; Compromising personal morality now the “price of citizenship”; Rabbi Kushner: It doesn’t have to be…

  • Audio
  • Chemical Weapons
  • Harold Kushner
  • John Kerry
  • Mormons
  • New Mexico
  • Photography
  • Rabbi
  • Supreme Court
  • Syria
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The Briefing 08-06-13

The “other shoe” is dropping: Same-sex marriage decisions quickly extending to state courts; Government matchmakers: South Korea arranges government dating parties; The rise of “Mooching…

  • China
  • China's One Child Policy
  • DOMA
  • Marriage
  • Marriage Age
  • Millenials
  • Paganism
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • South Korea
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 06-27-13

Virtually impossible to exaggerate importance and future impact of Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage; Obama claims implementing thousands of DOMA policy changes will be…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Defense of Marriage Act
  • gay marriage
  • President Obama
  • Proposition 8
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
  • Texas
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The Briefing 06-26-13

Today’s historic Supreme Court decision destined to change American perception of marriage; Blue state gets even more blue: Markey wins Kerry seat in Massachusetts; Filibuster…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Edward J. Markey
  • Environmental Address
  • Filibuster
  • John Kerry
  • Massachusetts
  • Obama
  • Supreme Court
  • Texas
  • Wendy Davis
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The Briefing 06-25-13

6-year old transgender boy wins court-ordered access to girls bathroom; Affirmative Action less than affirmative as non-decision handed down from Supreme Court; Italian court convicts…

  • Affirmative Action
  • Audio
  • Berlusconi
  • Bobby Jindal
  • Chris Christie
  • Civil Rights
  • Coy Mathis
  • Homosexuality
  • Italy
  • Supreme Court
  • Surrogacy
  • Surrogate parenting
  • Transgender
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The Briefing 06-14-13

1) Praying for those impacted by the Colorado wildfires 2 dead as firefighters battle Colorado blaze, CNN (Ashley Fantz and Paul Vercammen) 2) Important ruling for...

  • Audio
  • Chemical Weapons
  • Civil Rights
  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado wildfires
  • Father's Day
  • Fatherhood
  • Gene Patent
  • Human Genes
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Late-Term Abortion
  • Nancy Pelosi
  • President Obama
  • Supreme Court
  • Syria
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The Briefing 06-12-13

1. Plan B contraceptive will now be available over-the-counter to girls of any age Feds: Morning-after pill appeal officially on hold, Associated Press (Tom Hays)...

  • Audio
  • Contraception
  • Digital Age
  • Digital Generation
  • Homosexuality
  • NSA
  • Obama
  • Parenting
  • Plan B
  • Screen Time
  • Supreme Court
  • Surveillance
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The Briefing 06-04-13

1) DNA ruling demonstrates limitations of traditional liberal/conservative divide Justices Allow Police to Take DNA Samples After Arrests, New York Times (Adam Liptak) 2) Americans...

  • Audio
  • Barbara Walters
  • DNA testing
  • Government
  • IRS
  • Lautenberg
  • Media
  • MSNBC
  • News
  • Senate
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 04-02-13

Story 1 - The Marginalization of Moral Argument in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate How Gay Marriage Won, Time (David von Drehle) Bracketing Morality — The...

  • Audio
  • ethics
  • GOP
  • Homosexuality
  • Morality
  • Republicans
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 03-29-13

Story 1 - Where is the moral factor in the marriage debate? Court should honor traditional marriage, USA Today (Eric Teetsel) The Other Lawyer in...

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • DOMA
  • Freedom
  • New York City
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
  • Washington State
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The Briefing 03-28-13

Story 1 - DOMA faces tough scrutiny in Supreme Court hearings Justices Seem Set to End U.S. Ban on Benefits to Gay Spouses, New York...

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Children
  • DOMA
  • Families
  • Family Meals
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • gay marriage
  • North Dakota
  • Pornography
  • Roe v. Wade
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
  • Teenagers
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The Briefing 03-27-13

Story 1 - The arguments and implications in historic Supreme Court hearings Supreme Court Oral Argument Audio 03/26/2013 Supreme Court of the United States Marriage...

  • Abortion
  • Anglicanism
  • Audio
  • Church of England
  • DOMA
  • gay marriage
  • Justin Welby
  • MSNBC
  • Proposition 8
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • sanctity of life
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 03-26-13

Story 1 - A historic week: Where will the Supreme Court justices go? Heightened Scrutiny, New York Times (Op-Ed) Marriage and the Supreme Court, Wall...

  • Audio
  • gay marriage
  • Harry Reems
  • Pornography
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Starbucks
  • Supreme Court
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Marriage in the Dock—The Supreme Court Considers Same-Sex Marriage

The next two days are destined to stand among the most significant days in our nation's constitutional history, but the issues at stake reach far...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 03-25-13

Story 1 - One of the most momentous weeks in constitutional history of The United States In gay marriage cases, Supreme Court may choose caution...

  • Audio
  • Constitution
  • France
  • gay marriage
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 03-05-13

Story 1 - Lawyers pushing Supreme Court to call homosexual marriage a 'fundamental right' Supreme Court is urged to allow gay marriage nationwide, Los Angeles...

  • Audio
  • California
  • gay marriage
  • Online Gambling
  • Proposition 8
  • Supreme Court
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Forty Years After Roe, Human Dignity Hangs in the Balance

After addressing a large secular assembly on issues of moral controversy, I turned and faced a woman who urgently wanted to ask me a question:...Read this essay →

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Losing Ever Since Roe? — TIME Sounds the Siren for Abortion Rights

The 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade will bring the nation face to face with the abortion question once again. More accurately, it will serve...Read this essay →

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