Tag Archives: freedom of religion


Posted 11 months ago in Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Judge Says Baby Can’t Be Named Messiah Because He Isn’t Jesus

A Tennessee judge ruled recently that a child cannot be named Messiah because that is a title reserved for Jesus Christ.   Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew handed down the order when the subject of 7-month-old Messiah Deshawn Martin’s name came before her as part of a parental dispute over his last name. Ballew decided to switch up last names — but first names as well, decreeing that the child should be called Martin DeShawn McCullough in order to …

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Posted 12 months ago in gun rights by Aaron Kase  
Group Says Penn. Sunday Hunting Ban Violates Constitution

A hunting organization is mounting a constitutional challenge to a Pennsylvania law which bans hunting of most animals on Sundays. Hunters United for Sunday Hunting has filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming that the ban is both a violation of religious freedom and equal protection clauses. The complaint, naming the Pennsylvania Game Commission as defendant, argues that the ban is an outdated “blue law” that is arbitrary and without secular purpose. Currently, only coyotes, foxes, feral pigs and crows …

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Posted 12 months ago in Your Job & The Law Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Obamacare Birth Control Mandate May Go to Supreme Court

Setting up a circuit split, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on July 26 ruled that a for-profit company does not have the religious freedom to deny its employees contraceptive benefits under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).    Corporate Form: Can’t Have It All The owners of Pennsylvania-based Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation sued the federal government over PPACA’s mandate that employers provide workers with preventative benefits including emergency contraception like the morning-after pill. Norman Hahn and …

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Newsbreak: “Too Bad” if Trapped with Comcast [Video]

  A conservative group is suing a school near San Diego, Calif., to end a yoga program. The National Center for Law and Policy claims yoga is a religious activity and under the Constitution’s “separation between church and state” has no place in the Encinitas Unified School District.  A group of parents and the Center assert yoga is a practice of Hinduism and other religions. The Center is a non-profit Christian organization. Its website provides a stated mission of protection …

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Newsbreak: Surprising Results in Three Cases [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine broadcasts today’s Newsbreak, a round-up of legal news you can use. Why did the Indiana Supreme Court cut $7 million out of a jury award? You’ll find out as Larry reports on an Indiana man whose wife died a painful death due to medical malpractice. You’ll learn about the effects of tort reform, an anti-consumer law. You be the judge of whether the outcome was unfair. The Newsbreak also visits a wild party in Ohio. …

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