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Baptists Weigh High Court's Pending Immigration Case
Baptists Weigh High Court's Pending Immigration Case

By: Brian Kaylor
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a lawsuit challenging an executive action on immigration taken by President Obama. The decision could impact up to 4 million undocumented immigrants.

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3 Observations about Supreme Court's 5-4 Decision
3 Observations about Supreme Court's 5-4 Decision

By: Shaun King
The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states will be debated for years to come. Here are three observations to help Christians respond to our 5-4 culture.

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Obamacare's Critics Childishly Play 'Simon Says'
Obamacare's Critics Childishly Play 'Simon Says'
By: Colin Harris
Challenging the effort to make health coverage available to the millions who did not have it on the basis of wording that obscures the stated intention of the law sounds a lot like a childish game of "Simon Says."
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Should You Hail High Court's Redefinition of Civic Prayer?
Should You Hail High Court's Redefinition of Civic Prayer?
By: Chuck Warnock
Many will regard the Supreme Court's ruling on public prayer as an unqualified win for Christians. Before we celebrate, we must ask if we want our public prayers defined by the high court's criteria.
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Supreme Court Case to Test Church-State Line
Supreme Court Case to Test Church-State Line
When the U.S. Supreme Court gathers today to hear oral arguments in a case on legislative prayers, it could lead to a new era of defining the First Amendment. Baptist groups are split on the issue.
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Catholic Justices Break with Church's Advocacy for Workers
Catholic Justices Break with Church's Advocacy for Workers
In two rulings, five of the six Supreme Court justices, who are Roman Catholics, went against their church's tradition of advocating for the dignity and rights of workers.
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Court Ruling on Arizona's Immigration Law Calls for Moral Education
Court Ruling on Arizona's Immigration Law Calls for Moral Education
While reaction to the high court's decision on Arizona's immigration law is mixed, one thing is clear: We need intensive moral education from goodwill people of faith.
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High Court Erases State's Corrupt Practices Act
High Court Erases State's Corrupt Practices Act
The U.S. Supreme Court reversed a Montana Supreme Court ruling that held that the higher court's Citizens United decision did not erase the state's Corrupt Practices Act.
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If Supreme Court Backs Arizona's Anti-Immigration Law, What Do Churches Do?
If Supreme Court Backs Arizona's Anti-Immigration Law, What Do Churches Do?
The Supreme Court decision on Arizona's anti-immigration law is expected this month. Anti-immigration forces are ready to push similar laws in other states. Are churches prepared?
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Citizens United: One of High Court's Worst Fails
Citizens United: One of High Court's Worst Fails
One of the Supreme Court's worst decisions ascribes free-speech rights to corporations and unions, allowing them to pour money into politicians' election coffers. It must be overturned.
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Are Exemptions Given to Religious Groups Just?
Are Exemptions Given to Religious Groups Just?
Religious groups are granted tax-exempt status. Now the Supreme Court has ruled they are exempt from employment discrimination laws. Are these exceptions just?
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Supreme Court to Weigh Churches’ Hiring Rights
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court will hear one of the most important religion cases in decades, centered on religious institutions exemption from anti-discrimination laws.
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Justices Rely on Standing in Church-state Disputes
WASHINGTON (RNS) Legal scholars say a decision issued two months ago is likely to resonate within church-state debates for years to come.
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Supreme Court Decision on Immigration Draws Applause, Criticism
Supreme Court Decision on Immigration Draws Applause, Criticism
Anti-immigration advocates applauded the recent Supreme Court decision that upheld a 2007 Arizona law that would punish businesses that hire undocumented migrants; several faith leaders criticized the ruling.
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Supreme Court to Weigh `Israel’ on U.S. Passports
JERUSALEM (RNS) The Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether American passports issued to children born in Jerusalem should include the word “Israel.”
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Supreme Court Limits Prisoners’ Right to Sue
WASHINGTON (RNS) Prison inmates who are deprived of their religious rights cannot sue states for monetary damages.
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Supreme Court Takes Dim View of Church-state Challenges
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to an Arizona school tuition credit program.
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After Phelps Wins, Uncertainty About What Lies Ahead
WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” protesters from Westboro Baptist Church have First Amendment rights.
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9/11 Families Shocked After Supreme Court Rejects Burial Appeal
WASHINGTON (RNS) Relatives of 9/11 victims are “shocked” that the Supreme Court refused to hear their appeal.
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Does Court Ruling Mean No End to Gun Violence?
Does Court Ruling Mean No End to Gun Violence?
The U.S. Supreme Court has now made it clear in a 5-4 decision that the Second Amendment right to own a firearm in this country is inviolable. Why does the right to "keep and bear arms" trump the right to public safety?
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Does a Protestant on the Supreme Court Matter?
Does a Protestant on the Supreme Court Matter?
If Elena Kagan is confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice, the court will have no Protestants. While that may not matter constitutionally, it seems to matter culturally for any number of commentators.
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SBC Is More Partisan than Southern Baptist Republican Senator on Sotomayor
SBC Is More Partisan than Southern Baptist Republican Senator on Sotomayor
The confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor show that the SBC has chosen to become even more political than the Republican Party.
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Supreme Court Nominee's Diabetes Can Be Teachable Moment
Supreme Court Nominee's Diabetes Can Be Teachable Moment
While some have been speculating about the implications of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's condition as a Type 1 diabetic, those affected by the disease see it as a teachable moment for America.
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Sotomayor's Privileged Critics Hurl Clueless Charges of Racism
Sotomayor's Privileged Critics Hurl Clueless Charges of Racism
Critics of Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor suggest her remarks in a 2001 speech reveal her racism. In fact, their criticisms disclose that those with power and privilege have no concept of what it means to be marginalized.
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Supreme Court Nominee's Critics Lack Sense of Decency
Supreme Court Nominee's Critics Lack Sense of Decency
Not long after President Obama nominated the first Hispanic woman to the Supreme Court, her critics attacked. Regardless of why any senator should or shouldn't support Sonia Sotomayor, she deserves to be treated with respect.
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