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2009 (By Year)
Ministry endures 'malicious persecution' from officials
A federal appeals court is critical of Chicago officials and how they dealt with a ministry's use of an old building.
Montana Supreme Court OKs doctor assisted suicide
The Montana Supreme Court said Thursday that nothing in state law prevents patients from seeking physician-assisted suicide, paving the way for the procedure.
Year in Review - Legal 2009
The courts decided in several important cases throughout 2009 which concerned an array of topics ranging from religious offenses to marriage definitions and tax exemptions.
Salem judge disfavors street preacher
A Salem, Massachusetts, appeals court has upheld the conviction of a pro-life, pro-marriage activist.
Taxpayers funding phone service for illegals
Some university faculty members are using taxpayers' dollars to fund a GPS telephone project aimed at helping people who are crossing the border illegally.
Lesbian 'mother' case presents constitutional issue
A Vermont judge has ruled that the birth mother of a Virginia girl must turn custody of the child over to a former lesbian partner. Story contains results from Wednesday's poll
Vermont judge favors lesbian in child custody battle
The birth mother of a 7-year-old Virginia girl must transfer custody of the child to the woman's former lesbian partner, a Vermont judge ruled, adding that it seems the woman has "disappeared" with her daughter.
Swedish authorities frown on home schooling
A Swedish family is faced with the prospect of losing their children simply because they home school.
Rights violated -- but no one's to blame
A federal appeals court has backed a Louisiana town in an abortion protest case.
Children's home faces challenge
A Kentucky Baptist children's home plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a ruling from a lower court that provides legitimacy to a taxpayer challenge of the state funding that is provided to the organization.
Christian witnessing a no-no on campus
Alliance Defense Fund is appealing a decision to permit a bad speech policy to stand while a lawsuit against Georgia Southern University proceeds.
Bubble zone evens out
Pittsburgh pro-life counselors have won a court victory by deflating the bubble zone law.
Runaway's case takes positive turn
Several positive developments progressed this week in the case of Ohio teenager Rifqa Bary, who converted to Christianity from Islam and has been fighting the efforts of her Islamic parents to have her returned to their custody.
Rights of marriage supporters protected
Proponents of Proposition 8 have cleared one hurdle as attorneys prepare for the next court battle.
School fired up over ceramic projects
A Dallas-area college has banned religious projects from its ceramics classes.
San Francisco challenged on 'Catholic bashing'
A decision concerning a lawsuit filed against San Francisco for bashing Catholics will be reached within the next few months.
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