Courts:

  • Court upholds Calif. school's sex survey | The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the parents' claim that they have the exclusive right to tell their children about sex (Associated Press)
  • Press release: Appeals court 'declares parenthood unconstitutional' (Focus on the Family Action)
  • Justices take issue with ban of religious tea | U.S. attorney faces resistance when he takes categorical stance against importation of hoasca (First Amendment Center)
  • The Supreme Court hears its first religion case with Chief Justice Roberts at the helm | Why it's important that this case is about RFRA and not the Free Exercise Clause (Marci Hamilton, FindLaw.com)

Alito:

  • Judges: Alito unlikely to overturn Roe | Judges who have served with Samuel Alito say he's unquestionably a conservative who would push the Supreme Court to the right, likely favoring new abortion restrictions that retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor would not (Associated Press)
  • Judge said he struggled on '91 abortion opinion | Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. told a pivotal Democrat that he had wrestled intensely with a 1991 opinion favoring an abortion restriction (The New York Times)
  • Right to wife | Why does Judge Alito treat women like girls? (William Saletan, Slate)
  • Judges attest to Alito's conservativism | Judges who have served with Samuel Alito say he's unquestionably a conservative who would push the Supreme Court to the right, likely favoring new abortion restrictions that retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor would not (Associated Press)
  • Brain trust | Why Catholics are the Court's new brain (Franklin Foer, The New Republic)

Politics:

  • Why Jesus is welcome in the public square | Religiosity isn't just the right's territory (Jennifer Moses, The Washington Post)
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