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Sunday, July 13, 2014

“Discrimination is Un-Christian, Too”: At the “Opinionator” blog of The New York Times, Kathryn Pogin has a post that begins, “Much to the chagrin of women’s rights advocates, Hobby Lobby has won its legal battle — but claims of ‘victory’ for religious freedom must be emended.”

Posted at 11:44 PM by Howard Bashman

“Is Evangelical Morality Still Acceptable in America? People who disagree with same-sex marriage and birth-control use have been met with accusations of bigotry; Are some Christians being unfairly shamed out of the public sphere?” Alan Noble has this essay online today at The Atlantic.

Posted at 11:40 PM by Howard Bashman

“Workload threatens to paralyze labor board”: The Hill today has a report that begins, “The National Labor Relations Board has identified scores of decisions that must be revisited in the wake of last month’s Supreme Court finding that President Obama appointed members to the board in violation of the Constitution.”

Posted at 11:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Full Show: Is the Supreme Court Out of Order?” You can watch the video of the most recent broadcast of “Moyers & Company” — featuring New York Times columnist Linda Greenhouse and Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick — via this link.

You can also view bonus video footage via this link.

Posted at 11:14 PM by Howard Bashman

“Remembering my day with John Seigenthaler”: Yesterday at his “Hercules and the Umpire” blog, Senior U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf had a post that begins, “What is the motivation for my blog and my Jihad for judicial transparency?”

Posted at 10:52 PM by Howard Bashman

“How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became the Most Popular Woman on the Internet: Web culture’s revolutionary celebration of powerful female leaders.” Rebecca Traister has this essay online at The New Republic.

Posted at 8:30 PM by Howard Bashman

“Should felons have a right to Stand Your Ground? Florida Supreme Court to examine claim from Palm Beach County case.” The South Florida Sun Sentinel has this report.

Posted at 9:48 AM by Howard Bashman

“ObamaCare’s next court threat”: The Hill today has a report that begins, “A federal appeals court is poised to rule in a case that could blow a gaping hole in ObamaCare’s scheme for providing healthcare coverage.”

Posted at 9:45 AM by Howard Bashman

“Experts: Supreme Court may not take Utah’s same-sex marriage appeal; State’s bid for U.S. Supreme Court clarity is no certainty.” Marissa Lang has this front page article in today’s edition of The Salt Lake Tribune.

Posted at 9:28 AM by Howard Bashman