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Judge Upholds Constitutionality of Health Care Reform

A United States District Court judge has upheld the health care reform bill, saying that Congress has the authority to require people to have health insurance by 2014. The law had been challenged by a Christian legal group on the…

Is Allowing Guns in Bars a Good Idea?

 Post by Randall Ryder Through the Supreme Court and state laws, gun rights continue to increase. Will this result in more problems with accidental shootings and violence as a result? The Second Amendment states that "a well regulated Militia, being necessary…

Will Tuesday’s Vote End Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?

A provision that would end the military’s "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy will be voted on by Senators on Tuesday as part of the annual defense authorization bill. Opponents, however, are arguing that the provision should not be included as…

Does Freedom of Speech Protect Burning the Koran?

 Earlier this week, a Florida pastor announced his plans to burn copies of the Islamic holy document, the Koran, on September 11. His plan was met with widespread criticism, including the US Attorney General and President Obama. While the consensus…

Should President Obama Have Commented on the Ground Zero Mosque?

There has been a recent uproar over a proposed mosque near the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. Last week, the City of New York removed the last construction barrier for the project. Last Friday, President…

Will Gay Marriages Resume in California Next Week?

United States District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker has put a temporary stay on his ruling that overturned Proposition 8. Judge Walker has given Proposition 8′s supporters until August 18 to appeal his decision. Last week, the Judge struck down…

Judge Rules California’s Ban on Gay Marriage is Unconstitutional

A United States District Court Judge has ruled that California’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, saying the ban “unconstitutionally burdens the exercise of the fundamental right to marry and creates and irrational classification on the basis of sexual orientation.…

What is the Likelihood of Changing the 14th Amendment?

Post by Randall Ryder As part of a growing discussion regarding immigration reform, many Republican leaders are calling for reform or even repealing the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment grants citizenship to any person born or naturalized in the United States.…

Change the Constitution? Senator Suggests Modifying 14th Amendment

Senator John Kyl, a high-ranking Republican, has suggested that Congress should consider repealing the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment grants citizenship to any person born in the United States. As part of a growing discussion regarding immigration reform, many Republican…