MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

End Nationwide Injunctions

March 27th, 2019 Viewed 811 times, 1 so far today

An article in the Atlantic last year suggested much the same and it came about because almost everything that President Trump tried to do was stopped by one Federal District Court judge.

photo by: brittanylynae

Is That Stuff Really Yours?

October 8th, 2012 Viewed 2157 times

Courtroom 1What if I told you that the stuff in your house that you think you’re going to be able to sell to buy next big thing would be worth nothing to you?  That television, computer or cell phone that you bought—worthless.

The U.S. Supreme Court has on its list of cases, one that should be a cause of concern for anyone that enjoys reselling their stuff.

In 1997, a college student to Cornell University figured out a way to make a lot of money by getting his relatives in Thailand to buy his textbooks at their prices, ship them to him, and then resell for cheaper than the bookstore could sell them.  Of course this made the bookstore upset, so it sued.

US Supreme Court on Religion and Marriage

June 16th, 2010 Viewed 2270 times

AncientWe live in a very interesting time—a time when the very moral foundation of this country is being challenged.  The general American feeling of “live and let live” has come directly up against a culture and morality that would have been foreign to the founders—and those very founders are being trotted out as accepting and perhaps even promoting such changes.

This should not be so.

If The Baby Can Feel Pain…

April 7th, 2010 Viewed 2298 times, 1 so far today

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North Dakota has led the way in terms of chipping away at abortion rights.  Along with Mississippi and other Bible Belt states, North Dakota has sought time and again to test the Supreme Courts ruling that has allowed women in the United States to kill their unborn children at any stage of their pregnancies.

Another Activist Judge

October 5th, 2009 Viewed 2495 times, 1 so far today

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A judge in Dallas ruled on Thursday that the Texas’ ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional1—which is quite absurd when you think about it.

  1. Judge: Texas Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional – NBC []

Sotomayor: Ratings and Tactics

July 13th, 2009 Viewed 2142 times

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Rewind the clock back a few years and recall the last change of a Supreme Court Justice.  Then President George W. Bush nominated one of his friends—Harriet Miers—to the bench with problems on both sides of the aisle.

Judge Sotomayor—a judge with a much longer record in jurisprudence and who is about to enter the confirmation process—has poll numbers from the country that come close to that of Harriet Miers.

Standing strong on pro-life legislative efforts

October 31st, 2008 Viewed 2318 times

There’s an argument going around that says that the pro-life cause is legislatively lost, whether it is McCain or Obama who wins the White House.  Dr. Albert Mohler writes about it here.

The supporting logic continues to say that we should rather vote for the social policies of Barack Obama, because they will improve the economic factors which underlie many decisions to abort.  The proponents of this line of thinking say that pro-life legislation should be abandoned and that we should rather work to change hearts.

The problem is that this line of thinking could be extended to almost any societal ill that we have outlawed.  Slavery, for example.  Why legislate against it?  Why wasn’t it enough to just change the slave-owner’s heart?

When Judges Become Legislators

June 26th, 2008 Viewed 2030 times

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Back when we were having the debate over Capital Punishment one of the areas that always comes up is whether it is just, and the fact that God has a bunch of rules in the Old Testament that have, as their sentence, death.

At that point, I hadn’t even realized that up until yesterday six states had the death penalty as the result of the rape of a minor.

California, New York, and Same Sex Marriage

May 29th, 2008 Viewed 1468 times

wedding collection 3The past few weeks has seen a flurry of activity in the area of same-sex marriage.  Specifically, the Supreme Court of California ruled that same-sex couples should have equal protection rights under the California Constitution to marry, and have instructed the state to do so starting in the middle of June.

Libel? On the Internet? Say it ain’t so!

November 25th, 2006 Viewed 3839 times

Supreme CourtAccording to the California Supreme Court, it ain’t so.

Monday’s ruling from the California Supreme Court allows broad immunity from libel prosecution due to the Communications Decency Act of 1996. To briefly summarize the case, an email was sent to a health advocate (Ilena Rosenthal) who published the email on her website. The email contained language that was considered libelous by two doctors mentioned in the email. They sued the Rosenthal for knowingly publishing the information after being warned it was false and defamatory.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.