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Podcast #207 – Ark Encounter Still Afloat

Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter continues to grasp for Kentucky taxpayer dollars, despite being a religious operation that promises to discriminate in its hiring policies. The Supreme Court has put marriage equality on hold in Virginia. Presumably they’ll hear this and … Continue reading

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SCOTUS is wrong on Greece v Galloway

By now most of us have had a chance both to recover from the initial shock and to absorb some of the details of this week’s Supreme Court ruling on Greece vs. Galloway. Briefly, the Court was asked to decide … Continue reading

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Podcast #198 – Hobby Lobby at SCOTUS

This summer’s Supreme Court ruling on the Hobby Lobby case will decide whether or not private, for-profit employers can opt out of federal legislation based on sincerely held religious belief. (Cartoon from RobRogers.com.) Fred Phelps, founder of the infamous Westboro … Continue reading

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SCOTUS declines KY Homeland case

Well, this is disappointing.  The Supreme Court has declined to hear American Atheists vs. Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. As a reminder, the Kentucky legislature passed a law back in 2002 that required the Executive Director of the Office of … Continue reading

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SCOTUS refuses to hear 10C appeal

The Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of two Kentucky counties over displays featuring the Ten Commandments. McCreary and Pulaski Counties already lost this battle back in 2005, when the Court ruled that the displays were essentially religious … Continue reading

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Sotomayor gives RC supermajority in SCOTUS

President Obama has just announced that his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter is Sonia Sotomayor, who is currently a federal judge on the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.  We’ll learn lots more about … Continue reading

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