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  Ten Commandments Illegal in CourthousesJune 27, 2005 00:00 The Supreme Court has ruled in a divided victory for the Constitution that displays of the Ten Commandments with a primarily religious purpose are illegal in courthouses.
  Split decision on Ten CommandmentsJune 27, 2005 00:00 In a second decision on another Ten Commandments case regarding an antique display of the Commandments outside the Texas legislature, the Supreme Court says that the display may stay because it was not known if it was religiously motivated. Seems ambiguous.
  Hong Kong to deliver us from BushJune 27, 2005 00:00 With the intent of funding research into stem cells and brain development, charitable foundation of Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing has donated $40 million to the University of California at Berkeley. Li has stated that he believes that research being conducted at Berkeley will benefit all mankind, hopefully excepting the Bushes who have attempted to ban stem cell research.
  Those Denigrating, Demonizing DemocratsJune 21, 2005 00:00 Rep. John Hostettler, R-IN, has accused the Democrats for "denigrating and demonizing Christians" because some representatives wished to introduce a proposal to help curtail excessive proselytizing at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. How surprising to once again find a Republican opposed to the Bill of Rights.
  Jeb Wants Inquiry into Schiavo CaseJune 16, 2005 00:00 Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida and future US President (gag), is refusing to allow the Terri Schiavo case to die. After a conclusive autopsy of the woman, who lived in a vegitative state for 15 years, that found no evidence of abuse or higher brain function, Bush is insisting that state prosecutors investigate the circumstances around her initial collapse.
  13 Year-old in State Custody for ChemotherapyJune 11, 2005 00:00 There seems to be some uproar in the anti-government groups about the state of Texas' removal of a 13 year old girl from her parents after the parents refused appropriate treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma. Although the girl believed her cancer to be in remission (which it was not) from the news reports it seems that enough doctors were involved who uniformly agreed that there was significant threat to her health without the treatment.
  Voters May be Overturned on Assisted SuicideJune 10, 2005 00:00 In the next Supreme Court term, the federal government is challenging a law passed by Oregon voters that allows physician assisted suicide. The recent ruling on medical marijuana does not bode well for the Oregon law.
 
  Pharmacy Workers Must Provide Birth ControlJune 08, 2005 00:00 Lawmakers in Wisconsin have been forced to introduce a bill that would allow the state to sanction pharmacy workers who refuse to fill birth control medication prescriptions. Sadly, many politicians have approved of a practice by a growing number of pharmacists of forcing their moral views on their patients by refusing to issue birth control medication.
  Prosecuting the Sick Over MaryJaneJune 06, 2005 00:00 Rather than fight drunk driving (responsible for about 50% of US traffic fatalities each year) or find Osama Bin Laden, the Bush administration has insisted on pursuing a court battle to allow them to prosecute sick people who use marijuana for medicinal purposes, and has won. The US Supreme Court has ruled that Federal Law trumps local preferences and that the Federal government has the right to prosecute medicinal users of marijuana.
  Boycott of Ford Due to Liberal PoliciesJune 02, 2005 00:00 The so-called American Family Association has called for a boycott of Ford Motor Corp because the company generously supports equal rights for LGBT families and persons. Check out the boycott page.
  Vapor Funding for AIDSJune 02, 2005 00:00 Despite citing religion as a major driver for why the US should help in the African AIDS crisis, Bush's pledges of help are largely going unfulfilled two years later. Experts now anticipate that the US will fall far short of pledged funding help, including increases in funding that have been fought by the Bush Administration.