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Trump vs. Twitter

First Amendment | The president orders a review of social media protections
by Steve West
Posted 6/02/20, 04:22 pm

A dust-up between the White House and Twitter has reignited the debate over who—if anyone—should regulate online speech.

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Shuttered churches to reopen

Religious Liberty | California, Minnesota resume worship after church bans challenged
by Steve West
Posted 5/26/20, 07:17 pm

In Los Angeles, you could line up at the local marijuana dispensary, purchase liquor, and shop at the local Walmart or Costco during the coronavirus pandemic but you couldn’t gather for church. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, changed that on Monday when he gave in to pressure and relaxed restrictions on in-person worship.

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Foster families in the balance

Religious Liberty | Religious child-placing agencies in Michigan await Supreme Court ruling
by Steve West
Posted 5/19/20, 05:19 pm

Chad and Melissa Buck have already adopted five special needs children through St. Vincent Catholic Charities in Michigan. They hope they can adopt one of their adopted children’s siblings as well.

“We’d want to get that call first,” Melissa Buck said. “We believe it’s important to keep siblings together whenever possible.”

But that may not be possible if the adoption and foster agency can no longer place children.

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