Reams of paper emanate from the HHS about how to "accommodate" religious groups that are upset by their recent mandate. Yet for all the fallen trees, HHS ignores a neuralgic point: the government has overstepped its boundaries when it defines what constitutes religious ministry.
It is now widely assumed, within the media and among national security experts, that there is at least one legal memo written by a Justice Department lawyer that spells out the case for targeted killing without any review by a U.S. court.
Reliance on practices like suspensions, expulsions and arrests decrease academic achievement and increase the likelihood that students will be pushed out of school, oftentimes into the criminal justice system.
In Wisconsin, a veteran with only his or her Veterans Affairs (VA) ID card will be turned away from the polls. "Unjust" and "unconscionable" don't cover this -- we need uglier words to describe the disfranchisement of citizens who've served.
It's a crime to disfranchise anyone, but this just seems particularly cruel. Fear not, though -- help is on the way for Eddie: He just has to pay hundreds of dollars to amend his birth certificate in court.
One of the more positive things to result from deteriorating state budgets across the nation is that some state lawmakers are looking to smart criminal justice reform as a way to trim budgets. One such change began yesterday in Illinois.
Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are crisscrossing Florida as the clock runs out before Tuesday's crucial primary. They may be the frontrunners headed into the primary, but they're at the bottom of the pack when it comes to civil liberties issues.