Transgender Activism Has Produced a Legal Absurdity

May 15, 2016 by

by Ed Whelan, National Review: In a 2–1 panel ruling in mid April, a federal appellate court decided (or at least seemed to think that it decided) that G.G., a girl who identifies herself as male, has a legal right to use the boys’ restrooms at her high school in rural Gloucester County, Va. In so doing, the panel’s majority, consisting of two appointees of President Obama, kowtowed to the Obama administration’s radical claim that federal law requires any college or school that receives...

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Judge Dread

May 11, 2016 by

By Carl R Trueman, First Things: The case of a Wyoming judge has not made the big news as yet but looks set to be a very important and significant case. Here is the mainstream narrative from the Associated Press: The Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics is recommending the court remove Municipal Judge and Circuit Court Magistrate Ruth Neely of Pinedale. The commission started investigating Neely after she told a reporter in 2014 she would not perform same-sex marriages because of...

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North Carolina Hammers Back: You Can’t Touch This Law

Apr 19, 2016 by

by Tony Perkins, FRC: It’s amazing with technology like ours that people still refuse to take a few minutes to read for themselves a bill like North Carolina’s. With the facts just a click away, there’s no excuse for the liberal media to continue misrepresenting H.B. 2. Yet that’s exactly what they’re doing — almost a month after Governor Pat McCrory (R-N.C.) signed the bill into law. Unfortunately, the truth about the measure — that it gives...

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Democratic Civilisation or Judicial Supremacy?

Mar 30, 2016 by

by David Green, Civitas: How should our laws be made and where does final power lie? This question has grown increasingly salient in recent years as the judiciary has pitted itself against Parliament in a series of harmful and absurd rulings. Many of these confrontations have revolved around the Human Rights Act, but far more is at stake. Under our constitution, the legal sovereignty of Parliament ensures that the people themselves are the ultimate political sovereign. When members of the...

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It shouldn’t be a crime to be a bad parent

Mar 16, 2016 by

By Jon Holbrook, Spiked online: The criminal law is powerful: breach it and you can lose your liberty. In a parenting context: breach it and your children can also be taken into care. So, it is a cardinal principle of a free society that criminal law is restricted to dealing only with behaviour that should properly be criminalised. Yet by expanding the offence of child cruelty to embrace emotional harm, the UK government’s so-called Cinderella Law will criminalise many aspects of normal family...

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Head of Christian charity warns of ‘looming disaster’ due to ageing populations and low birth rates

Jan 9, 2016 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: The head of a leading Christian charity has warned of “looming disaster” in Europe due to ageing populations and a low birth rate. Nola Leach of Care was speaking to Christian Today after it was revealed that a scheme that allows members of the public to petition for new EU laws could be abandoned, because the public keeps asking for the wrong sorts of laws. The European Citizens’ Initiative is to be reviewed after a petition for a law to...

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