Atheism & the Law Discussions (21)

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Rev. George Zimmerman Explains It All For Us

One of our kind wrote a great lengthy book whose primary message was summed up in only three words: Religion poisons everything.  I thought…

Started by James M. Martin

28 Jul 22, 2012
Reply by Loren Miller

Platform of GOP in Texas: Take "Critical Thinking" Out of Educational Curriculum

u's No better evidence of theocratic takeover of the GOP in Texas could be imagined than a provision in the GOP platform calling for a ban…

Started by James M. Martin

7 Jul 4, 2012
Reply by James M. Martin

God Not Allowed in Classrooms But Welcome in Jury Room

The 2008 Texas Court of Criminal Appeals opinion in Lucero v. State bears the stain of bad precedent, since its holding clearly violates th…

Started by James M. Martin

1 Jul 4, 2012
Reply by Steph S.

Tattoos and Reality

This is off topic but amusing, I thought. I regularly represent miscreant dads in child support court. Since deadbeat dads are indigent alm…

Started by James M. Martin

1 Jul 4, 2012
Reply by Steph S.

Dragging Atheism Into the Courtroom: Some Problems With Religion and Juries

When we pick juries in my state, we are given juror forms filled out by members of the jury pool, what used to be called the venire.  Rarel…

Started by James M. Martin

0 Mar 12, 2012

State Legislation Against Women

Trust the ladies to come up with a 4th Amendment challenge to new state laws requiring women who wish to abort to submit to transvaginal de…

Started by James M. Martin

1 Feb 27, 2012
Reply by Joan Denoo

Growing God's Kingdom: First Amendment Follies

My favorite PAC, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, has launched a process designed to curtail state support of an Arkans…

Started by James M. Martin

0 Dec 29, 2011

The Law of the Prophets

A few years ago, I ran into a lawyer acquaintance who'd heard through the grapevine I'd espoused atheism. I hedged my bets by telling him t…

Started by James M. Martin

1 Dec 6, 2011
Reply by Joan Denoo

Shariah Torah Torah!

Does it puzzle you as much as I that some state legislatures (I think Oklahoma is one, and would be surprised if it is not) are passing law…

Started by James M. Martin

0 Mar 4, 2011

Chief Justice Roberts Defends Rights of Loony Christer Protester

ReverEnd Phred Phelps, pastor of the loony tunes Westboro Baptist Church, the guys who show up at military funerals with placards saying "G…

Started by James M. Martin

0 Mar 2, 2011

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