Category: Law & Justice

Caliphate, Jihad, Sharia: Now What?
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Caliphate, Jihad, Sharia: Now What?

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“You can sit here and talk about jihad from here to doomsday, what will it do? Suppose you prove beyond any shadow of doubt that Islam is constitutionally violent, where do you go from there?” Such was Columbia professor Hamid Dabashi’s response to my assertion that Islamists seek to resurrect the caliphate and wage offensive […]

Who Objects to Free Speech?
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Who Objects to Free Speech?

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Free speech has always been one of our most cherished rights. It has come under attack repeatedly by those who find it to be an inconvenient and unwanted obstacle to the attainment of their political goals. Sometimes, those in positions of power ignore the First Amendment and issue laws and regulations to silence their opponents. […]

Recalculating the Odds: Obama and DOMA
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Recalculating the Odds: Obama and DOMA

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During his campaign, Candidate Barack Obama repeatedly cited his opposition to same sex marriage. On the Human Rights Campaign’s 2008 Presidential Survey, he stated, “I do not support gay marriage. Marriage has religious and social connotations, and I consider marriage to be between a man and a woman.”  Despite his formerly firm convictions, the President […]

Blasphemy Laws and the Death of Shahbaz Bhatti
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Blasphemy Laws and the Death of Shahbaz Bhatti

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The Becket Fund grieves the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities Affairs, today. Mr. Bhatti was gunned down leaving his home on Wednesday morning in Islamabad. He was an outspoken critic of Pakistan’s draconian blasphemy law, which prescribes death for offending Islam. “The last time that Mr. Bhatti was in the offices of […]

Mainstreaming Radical Islam
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Mainstreaming Radical Islam

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The term “useful idiot” is believed to have been coined by Vladimir Lenin. It originally described liberal Communist sympathizers in Western nations who, as the Soviet leader explained, would “sell us (Soviet Russia) the rope with which we will hang them (the West).”   Today’s useful idiots are a swath from that same politically correct cloth. […]

Dearborn, MI Officials Sued to End Their Imposition of Sharia Law
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Dearborn, MI Officials Sued to End Their Imposition of Sharia Law

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The Thomas More Law Center announced today that the City of Dearborn, its Mayor, John B. O’Reilly, its Chief of Police, Ronald Haddad, 17 City police officers, and two executives of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce were named as defendants in a ninety-six page federal civil rights lawsuit filed in the Federal District Court […]

U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Review San Francisco’s Anti-Catholic Resolution
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U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Review San Francisco’s Anti-Catholic Resolution

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The Thomas More Law Center, [Tuesday] afternoon, filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking that it reverse a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision which upheld San Francisco’s virulent anti-Catholic resolution.  San Francisco’s resolution, adopted March 21, 2006, refers to the Vatican as a “foreign country” meddling in the affairs of the City and […]

Pres. Ronald Reagan
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What Would Ronald Reagan Do?

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The Gipper would call for the passage of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. The passage of time shrinks the reputation of some presidents (think here of Jimmy Carter, who just won’t go away) while it enlarges the reputation of others. No presidency in modern times now shines brighter than that of Ronald Reagan, […]

Second Federal Judge Rules Against ‘Obamacare’ in 26-state Lawsuit
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Second Federal Judge Rules Against ‘Obamacare’ in 26-state Lawsuit

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A second federal judge has ruled that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, which subsidizes abortions, is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson, a Reagan appointee, ruled that the law violates the Constitution by requiring Americans to purchase health insurance or face a penalty, a provision that is set to begin in 2014. “I […]

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