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Law and morality in public discourse

Charles J. Chaput | 12 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: law, law and morality, morality, public policy debates
The natural law should undergird our positive laws, a Catholic theologian argues.


Gosnell convicted, Castro charged

Sheila Liaugminas | 14 May 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion, culture, law, society
Mother’s Day just passed with fair weather and loving celebrations in much of the country. But it was surrounded by a perfect storm.


Bracingly liberal views

Dwight G. Duncan | 28 February 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: law, obituaries, political correctness
Legal scholar Ronald Dworkin, the grand old man of political correctness, died earlier this month.


No standing: what marriage radicals really think of “the people”

Jennifer Roback Morse | 16 September 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: law, Proposition 8, same-sex marriage
Is it same-sex marriage rights they want, or a revolution in the American legal system?


Are we all travelling incognito?

Denyse O'Leary | 21 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: crime, law, neuroscience
Does "my brain made me do it" seem like a good excuse in a court of law?


Justice overwhelmed is justice denied

Carolyn Moynihan | 17 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: genocide, law
Does it make sense to haul every last participant in genocide before a court, no matter how unimportant he was?


Unclear end-of-life concepts cloud euthanasia debate

Michael Cook | 06 April 2011 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: law, Tasmania, terminology


Video wrap-up of Australia’s debate

Michael Cook | 02 April 2011 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: law, South Australia, Tasmania, YouTube


Your Constitutional right to be crazy

Theron Bowers | 24 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: human rights, insanity, law
The man who killed six people and seriously wounded a Congresswoman in Tucson was crazy. But not crazy enough to be locked up.


Scholars turn their minds to marriage

Margaret Somerville | 02 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: law, marriage, philosophy
A collection of in-depth essays on a beleaguered institution turns out to be a fascinating read.


Why we can’t not legislate morality

Micah Watson | 11 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: law, morality
All legislation is moral. The sooner we recognize this fact, the better.


Credentialism triumphs over democracy

Michael Cook | 05 August 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: homosexuality, law, same-sex marriage
A Federal Court judge has struck down California's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.


A sad case of mistaken identity

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 May 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: gender, law
A year after undergoing a sex change, Chaz Bono is now legally a man, reports People.com, and a minder says "he couldn't be happier". How sad.


‘The SOTU has degenerated’

Sheila Liaugminas | 10 March 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Barack Obama, Chief Justice John Roberts, law, Senate, State of the Union, Supreme Court
The Supreme Court being a usually quietly deliberative body, couldn’t exactly hold press conferences after President Obama made unprecedented (and unpresidential) remarks harshly rebuking the High Court in Obama’s last SOTU address. The most we got was a camera shot of Justice Samuel Alito silently shaking his head and mouthing the words ‘not true’. But now, after due diligence, Chief Justice Roberts is talking, and taking Obama to task.


Religious restrictions in the name of freedom?

Sheila Liaugminas | 11 February 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion, Christianity, law, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope John Paul II, Religion, United Nations
This happened during the Enlightenment. Nations and states and societies with short memories, or the gullibility to succumb to revisionist history, are letting it happen again. Even where people are not losing their faith, they’re losing their rights to freely express their religiously informed voices. 


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