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Hobby Lobby: 0, Client: Won

I hesitated to comment on this lest you think I am crowing about a courtroom victory I had as a criminal defense attorney involving Hobby L…

Started by James M. Martin

0 Dec 30, 2014

Seven States still Ban Atheists from Public Office The Los Angeles T…

Started by Bertold Brautigan

6 Dec 8, 2014
Reply by Bertold Brautigan

What I Learned in My Law School Seminar on Jurisprudence

My jurisprudence professor in law school was Jesuit-trained and metriculated in a succession of Roman Catholic institutions of higher learn…

Started by James M. Martin

3 Oct 21, 2014
Reply by James M. Martin

From the Dutch-Courage-Sometimes-Comes-From-No-Longer-Giving-A-Rat's Ass Department

Fellow practitioners tell me I am crazy for speaking out as an atheist in the social media. If I felt genuinely challenged by these caveats…

Started by James M. Martin

2 Oct 14, 2014
Reply by Grinning Cat

Religion or Insanity?

Started by Bertold Brautigan

2 Oct 14, 2014
Reply by Pat

How to Have Your Fake and Beat it, Too: Atheists Refused Right to Give Invocation

If a good civil rights organization's legal wing -- I would suggest the A.C.L.U. -- jumps on this and files suit to enforce the atheists' r…

Started by James M. Martin

7 Sep 19, 2014
Reply by sk8eycat

"Hard-Hearted Hannah" Gets New Trial Thanks to Support Group from Church

Hannah Overton was convicted seven years ago for capital murder of her four-year-old foster son, Andrew Burd. I followed her trial with int…

Started by James M. Martin

0 Sep 19, 2014

God in the Courtroom: Evidence From States That Allow Underage Women to File Anonymous Suits Without Parental Consent

There is a fascinating article in the new Mother Jones (Sept.-Oct., 2014) about states that allow underaged women to have a hearing before…

Started by James M. Martin

1 Aug 18, 2014
Reply by Joan Denoo

An Eye for an Eye and the Infallible Word of God

Church & State, the monthly magazine of Americans United for Separation of Church and State for November, 2013 carried an account of a…

Started by James M. Martin

4 Nov 3, 2013
Reply by Steph S.

Shoplifting From God's Chosen People: Some Thoughts on a Criminal Trial

I have grown curious to learn if there are any connections between criminal convictions and the religious beliefs of jurors.  Our county co…

Started by James M. Martin

0 Aug 14, 2013


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