When And How To Draw A Line In The Sand? (Updated)

UPDATE 7/5/13 Below. Original Post 7/1/13 PCA Pastor Robert Dekker, pastor of New Covenant Presbyterian Church wanted to hold worship services this summer on the beach near Lewes, Delaware. He applied for a permit from the city to use public space. The . . . Continue reading →

Ninth Circuit Extends First Amendment Protection To Bloggers

The Ninth Circuit ruled Friday that bloggers are protected by the first amendment of the bill of rights. The case arose after a court-appointed trustee sued a blogger for defamation. A jury sided with the lawyer but the Ninth Circuit overturned the . . . Continue reading →

This Remarkable Address By Justice Alito Is True And Well Worth 30 Minutes Of Your Time

“The Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion. It says nothing about the freedom to play craps or blackjack, to feed tokens into a slot machine, or to engage in any other game of chance. But the Governor of Nevada apparently has different priorities. Claiming virtually unbounded power to restrict constitutional rights during the COVID–19 pandemic, he has issued a directive that severely limits attendance at religious services. A church, synagogue, or mosque, regardless of its size, may not admit more than 50 persons, but casinos and certain other favored facilities may admit 50% of their maximum occupancy—and in the case of gigantic Las Vegas casinos, this means that thousands of patrons are allowed.” Continue reading →