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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

Constitutional Considerations: Theocracy on the March

Have you noticed how the gremlins are at work on convincing the people that the doctrine of separation of church and state is a “myth,” bas…

Started by James M. Martin

0 Aug 2, 2010

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