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The independent six

Courts | Meet the Democrat-appointed judges who ruled in favor of religious nonprofits challenging Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate
by Emily Belz
Posted 6/10/16, 01:00 am

If you have to go to jury duty, you probably can’t beat U.S. District Judge Mark W. Bennett’s Iowa courtroom. For one thing, Bennett bakes cookies for jurors on cases lasting more than four days. He has also written a 50-page “juror bill of rights” that advocates more stretch breaks, simpler proceedings, and cup holders, among other things.

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Court 'win' for nonprofits has a lot of what-ifs

Religious Liberty | The Supreme Court’s strange Little Sisters ruling gives religious nonprofits a significant reprieve, but the fight is long from over
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/18/16, 09:15 am

After the Supreme Court’s innovative ruling in the Zubik v. Burwell case Monday, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a law firm representing many of the plaintiffs including the Little Sisters of the Poor, declared the result a “win.” Is it? 

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Midday Roundup: Feds dig up longest drug smuggling tunnel yet

by Leigh Jones
Posted 4/21/16, 12:35 pm

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