Politics and law:

  1. Judge faults Marsh for citing Bible | A day after attorneys in a sex abuse case agreed that Common Pleas Court Judge Melba Marsh's devout religious beliefs wouldn't affect her presiding over the case, a federal court ruled the judge's religious beliefs were improperly used in 1998 to send a child rapist to prison for 51 years (The Cincinnati Post)

  2. Also: Marsh says religion important part of life | While Judge Melba Marsh wouldn't talk Wednesday about a federal court reversing a ruling in which she used the Bible to sentence a child rapist, she has weighed in on the issue before (The Cincinnati Post)

  3. Also: Ruling based on religion tossed | Rape sentencing sent to new judge (The Cincinnati Enquirer)

  4. Tapping into White House vision | Experienced organizations have an advantage in winning government funding, but a faith-based initiative program may help even the odds (Chicago Tribune)

  5. Turner to pray again at council meetings | His decision challenges ACLU's position (The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.)

  6. Judge blocks new Missouri abortion law | Law would have required a 24-hour waiting period for abortions (Associated Press)

  7. Amish want labor laws for teens relaxed | An Amish group asked lawmakers Wednesday to relax federal labor laws that prohibit teenagers from working near powerful woodworking machines ? rules they said threaten a cornerstone of their culture (Associated Press)

  8. Why are soldiers treated differently? | Islamist Fifth Columnists are benefiting from the very guarantees of religious freedom being denied to devout Christian soldiers (Michelle Malkin, The Miami Herald)

  9. EU-wide petition for Christianity in Constitution | Following the beginning of the intergovernmental conference to finalize the draft Constitution, a campaign has been launched all over Europe for a reference to Europe's Christian heritage to be explicitly mentioned in the text (EU Observer)

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