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Welcome to Women’s History Month, Justice Scalia

March is Women’s History Month, and this year’s celebration of the historic and contemporary contributions of women in this country … Continued

An atheist’s three favorite Bible stories

What do Christian fundamentalists and many atheists have in common? Both read the Bible as if it were meant to be taken literally. Here’s a better approach.

Predictions for Catholic America in 2011

Last year I was 10 for 15, not bad as a winning percentage, but only if you count the “won’t … Continued

Biblical religion the only–and illegitimate– basis for anti-gay laws

“Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians.” “Moral disapproval alone … Continued

Three “wise” women will change the Supreme Court

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite When Elena Kagan is confirmed by the Senate and becomes a justice of the Supreme Court, … Continued

No ‘religion test’ for office, but nominees should be quizzed

As Senators prepare for the Supreme Court confirmation hearings this summer, how should they think about religion-related issues? Here are … Continued

Court composed of individuals, not categories

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

The Supreme Court vis-a-vis the Supreme Being (or not)

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

Free exercise of religious discrimination

By David Waters The Supreme Court heard arguments in a Christian student group’s discrimination case against a public university law … Continued

Reaction to retirement of Justice Stevens

Reactions to the announced retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens: Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty: The U.S. Supreme Court … Continued

Race, Class and Catholicism

The flap over Professor Gates and Officer Crowley with comments of President Obama is an example of the confusing boundaries … Continued

Liberalism vs. Literalism

By Chuck Freemanminister, radio show host “It is their notions about Christianity men have taught as the only living word … Continued

Sotomayor, the SBC, Land and the GOP

What does it say when a Southern Baptist Republican senator leans toward endorsing Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor two days … Continued

Umpires, Perspective, and the Supreme Court

“Judges are like umpires. Umpires don’t make the rules; they apply them. The role of an umpire and a judge … Continued

What’s in Sotomayor’s Heart?

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler The confirmation hearings of Judge Sonia Sotomayor have so far reminded me of … Continued

Harry Potter: Wizards and Racism

The midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was packed–with the twenty-somethings who have grown up on the … Continued

Can the Supreme Court Be Pure Again? (Was it Ever?)

No religion, gender or ethnicity disqualifies a person from becoming a Supreme Court justice, but how should a particular judge’s … Continued

Anti-Abortion Leader to Testify at Sotomayor Hearing

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, will be the only anti-abortion leader testifying at … Continued

Puerto Rico’s Justice

While much of the world’s attention is focused on protests in Iran, Puerto Rico quietly advances its case against U.S. … Continued

Tiller Clinic Closing Adds to Abortion Wars

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Now that late-term abortion provider George Tiller’s abortion clinic is closing permanently, what does that mean … Continued