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Heading toward Agincourt

Politics | A new Supreme Court opening ratchets up the tension of a stress-filled year
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/21/20, 01:56 pm

The weekend that began at dusk on Friday, Sept. 18, brought us Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year's Day, and one more hard twist in a year, 2020, that already looks like three years—COVID-19 year, racial tensions year, and a knife’s-edge presidential election campaign—rolled into one. 

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/18/20, 08:14 pm

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a feminist attorney who became the U.S. Supreme Court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington from metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was 87.

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Justices for all

Law | Supreme Court roundup: Recent decisions affirm both LGBT rights and religious liberty
by Steve West
Posted 8/13/20, 02:24 pm

Rodney King offered a plaintive plea in the spring of 1992, hoping to quell deadly riots in Los Angeles. “People,” he said, “can we all get along?” 

A more sophisticated form of King’s plea may be at the heart of an unusual number of U.S. Supreme Court decisions this term that impact religious liberty: Can Americans find a way to live together despite sharp differences in religious beliefs? A majority of the court justices seem to be charting a middle course they hope will settle that question.

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