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Democrat Privilege: John Lewis Funeral Attendees Exempted From D.C. Quarantine Requirement

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 10:00am 8/2/2020 at 10:00am
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Over the last few months, Americans have watched in disgust as Democrat leaders banned people from attending church or opening their businesses, while allowing massive protests and riots.

Now the funeral for Congressman John Lewis has shown, beyond any doubt, that there are two sets of rules, one for the liberal, political...

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SCOTUS: Roberts joins liberals again to deny religious protection from discriminatory coronavirus lockdown

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 10:00am 7/25/2020 at 10:00am
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Last night, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts joined the four liberal justices to deny injunctive relief to a church in Nevada which claimed that lockdown rules discriminated against religious groups, allowing much more lenient reopening for secular businesses such as casinos.

This case was similar to the case from California, which...

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Supreme Court upholds religious exemption from Obamacare contraceptive mandate

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 10:33am 7/8/2020 at 10:33am
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The U.S. Supreme Court issued two important religious liberty decisions today. Both were 7-2 decisions with Sotomayor and Ginsburg in dissent.

The first and most high profile was Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania, involving regulations allowing entities with religious or morality objections to the Obamacare contraceptive mandate. The lower courts...

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Orthodox Jews and Catholic Priests Sue Cuomo and de Blasio Over Double Standard on Protests and Worship

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 1:00pm 6/16/2020 at 1:00pm
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio have taken a hard line on people gathering for religious purposes while cheering on protests for the last two weeks. Some people have had it with the double standard.

Now a coalition of Catholic priests and Orthodox Jews h...

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SCOTUS: Roberts Joins Liberals To Reject Injunction in California Religious Discrimination Lockdown

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 7:10am 5/30/2020 at 7:10am
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The Supreme Court has handed petty tyrants throughout the land license to discriminate against religious groups in ordering pandemic lockdowns and restrictions. From this point forward an argument that had succeeded in many lower courts will hold no sway.

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Religious Liberty Lockdown Cases Reach SCOTUS

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 9:00pm 5/27/2020 at 9:00pm
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There are at least two cases in which we may get rulings soon from the U.S. Supreme Court on issues of religious liberty in the age of lockdown.

Both cases allege that religious groups are being treated more harshly than secular businesses and groups. This type of disparate treatment has been at...

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Wuhan Virus Watch: CDC Says Coronavirus Infection Fatality Rate Could be as Low as 0.26%

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 25, 2020 at 10:00am 5/25/2020 at 10:00am
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Today’s update features news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

It appears the agency is, once again, adjusting estimates based on real numbers….in this case, as it relates to the infection fatality rate, which is more than ten times lower than initially assessed.

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Trump deems houses of worship “essential” and may order their reopening if governors don’t act soon

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 4:00pm 5/24/2020 at 4:00pm
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As I was making plans with my husband for Memorial Day weekend, my husband asked me how long it had been since I had gone to Mass.

We had just started the season of Lent when the California’s Governor Gavin Newsom mandated a coronavirus-caused lockdown of the state. Little did I realize...

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Federal Appeals Court Bars Kentucky From Banning Drive-Up Church Services

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 5:30pm 5/3/2020 at 5:30pm
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We have followed several court cases involving bans on drive-in church services, including on in Louisville, Kentucky, and another in Greenville, Mississippi. We addressed likely litigation in the age of pandemic at our April 26, 2020, live event, Constitutional Rights in the Age of Government Overreach.

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Greenville (MS) backs down, will permit drive-in church services

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 1:30pm 4/23/2020 at 1:30pm

The City of Greenville, Mississippi, made news by banning drive-in church services, where parishioners stayed in their cars to listen to services over the radio, but permitting drive-through and drive-in restaurants and alchohol stores.

The Temple Baptist Church sued, after being threatened with $500 fines. We covered the lawsuit,

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U.S. Dept. Justice files court support for Mississippi church barred from holding ‘drive-in’ service

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 3:30pm 4/14/2020 at 3:30pm

Some local and state governments have tried to ban religious services, including drive-in Easter services, even though conducted in accordance with CDC ‘social distancing’ guidelines.

It’s government power grabs for the sake of power grabs. We highlighted this past weekend how a federal judge barred Kentucky from such anti-religious action, Federal Court...

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Gov’t Gone Wild: Controversy Swirls over Michigan Governor Order on Non-Essential Purchases

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 7:00pm 4/12/2020 at 7:00pm
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Recently I documented numerous examples of government overreach during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. Did you think that would end? Nope.

Here are some more examples from Michigan, Kentucky, and Virginia.

 

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Federal Court Prohibits Louisville Mayor from Banning Easter Sunday Drive-in Church Service

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 5:42pm 4/11/2020 at 5:42pm
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The Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, has threatened to fine anyone who attends a drive-in Easter Sunday church service, even though attendees would remain in their cars in the parking lot.

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Attorney General Barr Defends Religious Liberty from Secular Progressives in Remarks at Notre Dame

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/15/2019 at 12:00pm
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When you read things like this, it becomes easier to understand why so many on the left revile Barr. He was an excellent choice for Attorney General by Trump.

The Observer reports:

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Winning: VA Rule Change Allows Bibles, Christmas Decorations

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 5:00pm 8/29/2019 at 5:00pm
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Under the Obama regime, the VA underwent major restrictive changes in terms of religion and Christmas, with various VA’s around the country instituting a range of bans.  Bibles, high school...

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SCOTUS: 1925 Bladensburg ‘Peace Cross’ can stay on public land

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 10:45am 6/20/2019 at 10:45am
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The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and has ruled that the 1925 ‘Peace Cross’ Memorial erected to remember World War I dead can stay on public land. The Opinion is here.

Here is an explainer about the case from The Federalist Society:

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Masterpiece Cakeshop Sued A Third Time, Ostensibly Over “Gender Transition” Cake

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 4:00pm 6/15/2019 at 4:00pm
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Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado is once again the target of a lawsuit.  This time, the family-run bakeshop is being sued not by Colorado but by the complainant, Attorney Autumn Scardina, in the dropped suit filed by the state.

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