Supreme Court

Maddi Gillel On a fairly regular basis, we hear the phrase “we’re losing our freedoms.”  Do we understand what that means?  Do our eyes glaze over? Do we ask ourselves ‘okay, so what do we do about it’?  Let me give you just a few examples...

The role of the Supreme Court in checks and balances is to stop acts of the President, laws of Congress or of states that break a rule in the Constitution. One rule of the constitution is found in the first amendment of the Bill of...

Elise Ellsworth On April 10, 2014, the 10th Circuit will hear the case Kitchen v. Herbert, a case challenging Utah’s Amendment 3 constitutional ban on the marriage of same-sex couples.  This follows the holding in the United States District Court for the District of Utah that...

Diane Robertson Around the holidays I usually don’t want to think about politics, laws, or policies. But lawsuits, bad laws, and general bad ideas meant to damage the family, do not take a Christmas vacation. This Christmas the family is being attacked on many fronts. Belgium is...

Diane Robertson Is religion an important part of society? One Supreme Court Justice in Britain thinks so. Lord Sumption, has blamed a need for more laws on the decline in religion and traditional moral values. From 1997 to 2007 Britain added 3000 new laws in the...

Rachel Allison There are bombs going off on more fronts than I can name.  The attacks are relentless and escalating. Abortion—Now the truth is coming out about the “safety” and “compassion” of abortion clinics.  And we thought the supposed "back-alley abortions" were bad? Euthanasia—being legalized and accepted as...

Here’s the question we asked our UFI readers: “If the Prop 8 case reaches the U.S. Supreme Court, will the court agree to hear the case?” Here’s how readers responded: 70 Percent                          “Yes” 11 Percent                          “No” 19 Percent                          “Don’t know”...

Rachel Allison On February 2nd, I wrote my letter to Komen’s Foundation Headquarters praising their decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood.  But apparently for every letter voicing support, they received a much larger number condemning their decision.  Such is the power of the most vocal… or...

Here’s this week’s question: “If a measure to repeal California’s amendment banning same-sex marriage were to be successfully placed on the ballet in 2012, do you think it would pass? (thereby repealing Prop 8)” Here is how UFI readers responded: 17 Percent                           Yes 75 Percent                           No  8  Percent                           Not...