Updates on the Jessica Ahlquist Story

(See previous post here for more details.) … Interesting piece of trivia: Judge Ronald Lagueux was appointed to the bench by that liberal activist…. Ronald Reagan. … Jessica Ahlquist has been added to the list of Reason Rally speakers! … Jessica spoke about the ruling this morning: “When [Rhode Island ACLU executive director] Steven Brown [Read More…]

Court Rules That Oklahoma’s Anti-Islamic Amendment Is Probably Unconstitutional

On Tuesday, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed the likely unconstitutionality (PDF) of a proposed amendment to the Oklahoma constitution. The proposed amendment, called — I kid you not — the “Save Our State” Amendment, commands that courts “shall not look to the precepts of other nations or cultures” and would have prohibited judges from [Read More…]

Shit Christians Say to Atheists

Some people hate the meme, but I feel left out. Someone make this happen! I’ll even get you started (with help from the folks on Twitter): “You’re an atheist? But you’re so nice!” “Do you believe in Satan?” “Your life must be bleak and meaningless.” “So why do you even bother to live?” “You were [Read More…]

Memo to Indiana Republicans: Reciting the Lord’s Prayer in School Won’t Make Students Better Citizens

Three Republican state senators in Indiana have a plan to fix public education in the state: Have someone recite the Lord’s Prayer at the beginning of every school day. Really. It’s Senate Bill No. 25 (PDF): In order that each student recognize the importance of spiritual development in establishing character and becoming a good citizen, [Read More…]

Jessica Ahlquist Has Won Her Lawsuit!

***Update 2***: Additional updates can be found here. … ***Update 1***: The 40-page decision from U.S. District Court Judge Ronald R. Lagueux can be read here (PDF). Highlights: The Court rules that Plaintiff [Ahlquist] has standing in this matter and rules in her favor on the merits of this dispute. The Court also orders the [Read More…]


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