US Supreme Court Considers Challenge to Voting Rights Act

In 1965 Congress enacted and Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act (VRA).  The VRA was intended to deal specifically with roadblocks in place in certain states to voter registration by Black Americans.  Certain provisions of the Act were originally set to expire in five years, but were renewed in 1970, 1975, 1982, and most […]

New HHS Contraception Mandate Rules Create a Shell Game

On Friday, February 2, 2012, the Obama administration released new Department of Health and Human Services[1] (HHS) contraception mandate rules.  The government contends the new rules address the religious objections resulting in lawsuits from its existing rules.  On close inspection the changes are an Orwellian shell game. There are currently 44 lawsuits across the country opposing the mandate […]

Update on Religious Liberty Battle: Appeals Court Rules for Colleges and New Cases

On December 18, 2012, an appeals court ruling in the battle for religious liberty opposing imposition of an Obamacare contraception mandate favored the religious colleges opposing the mandate.  With the December 14 filing of a suit by Domino’s Farms and Thomas Monaghan, the number of federal lawsuits around the country has grown to 42. The […]

ICE Agent Lawsuit Asserts Obama Dream Act Policy Is Illegal

On June 15, 2012 President Obama announced that his administration would stop deportation of certain classes of illegal aliens.  The question arises:  does he have the constitutional authority to execute such a policy?  Agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and theState of Mississippi believe he does not. In a June 15 White House statement, President […]

Ongoing Legal Battles Against The Federal Assault on Religious Liberty

With the October filing of a lawsuit by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami, the number of lawsuits challenging rules put forth under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) mandating that health plans must include morally objectionable benefits that has grown to thirty-seven. Religious freedom and the First Amendment’s Free Exercise of Religion Clause  have come […]