A bill up for consideration in the Iowa Legislature would eliminate the implementation of a voluntary diversity plan as a reason to deny open enrollment of a student that allows certain school districts to hold higher-income families hostage.
Eleven states allow the Bible to be taught as literature in their public schools, with Kentucky being one of the most recent. Should a bill, HF 2031, introduced in the Iowa House on Wednesday pass into law Iowa would join that number.
Four pro-life groups support crisis pregnancy centers forced by the California Reproductive FACT Act to advertise and refer clients for abortion in NIFLA v. Becerra that the Supreme Court will hear in February.
Money quote from Justice Anthony Kennedy: “…the state in its position here has neither been tolerant nor respectful of Mr. Phillips religious beliefs.”
Shane Vander Hart offers three follow-up comments to his previous article about 13 members of Ames High School Marching Band protesting the National Anthem.
Shane Vander Hart: We should not call for the disciplinary action of Ames High School Marching Band members who walked off the field for the National Anthem.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt proposed to repeal the Obama-era so-called “Clean Power Plan” (CPP).
President Donald Trump has the power to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but if he does he should not expect Senate cooperation to appoint a new one.
On Caffeinated Thoughts Radio, Shane Vander Hart discussed the Senate reform bill with Chris Jacobs, and then discussed a big decision in the Supreme Court.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 in favor of a Missouri church who was denied a state grant to improve the safety of their preschool’s playground.
The Supreme Court, in a rare unanimous decision, ruled that the government’s definition of political correctness does not trump the freedom of speech.
Shane Vander Hart: President Donald Trump is the first President to attack his own administration on Twitter and I’m not sure what he gains by it.
Justice Samuel Alito: “The idea that speech can be banned if it expresses an idea that is offensive is spreading around the country.”
Liberty Counsel notes that Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch takes the bench just in time to vote on several high-profile cases.
Shane Vander Hart, Brian Myers & Scott Owen host Wayne Pedersen of International Day for the Unreached and Beth Lamb of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Iowa.
Senate Democrats let the first partisan filibuster against a nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, the nuclear option was used to allow a majority vote.