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  • SCOTUS To Decide if Vouchers Can Be Used At Schools that Teach Religion

    July 07, 2021

    In a move that could expand educational opportunity for all families, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear hear a case that could eliminate a major legal barrier to educational choice programs across the country following last years decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue that declared it was unconstitutional for educational choice programs to block parents from sending their children to attend religious schools simply because of their “religious status.”

  • Critical Race Theory Opponents to be Targeted by NEA Teachers' Union

    July 07, 2021

    The National Education Association (NEA) has released a message on its official website that declares the group will research the organizations in opposition to educators teaching critical race theory, as well as give a list of resources and recommendations for state affiliates, locals, and individual educators to use when faced with opposition.

  • Radio Free Europe Journalist Targeted in Putins Press Crackdown

    June 29, 2021

    Diane Francis writing for The Atlantic highlights how Russia is ignoring international concerns over freedom of the press and continues to crackdown on journalists, including the most recent case of Vladislav Yesypenko, a RFE/RL contributor who was arrested in Russian-occupied Crimea on charges of espionage.

  • Supreme Court Announces New Test for Discipline of Off-Campus, Online Speech

    June 29, 2021

    The U.S. Supreme Court issued its first opinion with an 8-1 majority in favor of a public school’s ability to discipline a student for off-campus, online speech, with specific requirements.

  • Brookings: Vaccine Passports Reveal the Need for U.S. Privacy Legislation

    June 29, 2021

    As the debate continues over vaccine passports, the U.S. Congress is seeking federal privacy legislation that would create a national standard on how personal data is collected and processed to avoid the abuse of fundamental rights.

  • The Atlantic: Apple Daily’s Closure Marks a Dark New Chapter in Hong Kong

    June 25, 2021

    Apple Daily, Hong Kong’s pro-democracy paper, printed its final edition, after the paper’s founder and its editor in chief were jailed, its newsroom twice raided, and its assets frozen under Beijing’s national security law.

  • Apple Daily Executives Charged with Collusion with Foreign Country

    June 22, 2021

    Hong Kong police charged the chief editor and chief executive of pro-democracy paper Apple Daily with collusion with a foreign country after nearly 500 police raided the media outlet on the suspicion that dozens of its articles violated Hong Kong's new security law.

  • Ferguson: Ideologies Increasingly Viewed in ‘Religious Light'

    June 22, 2021

    Prominent historian, Niall Ferguson, warns that society is increasingly applying religious feelings to political figures and ideologies, in particular in regards to science.

  • Supreme Court Unanimous for Catholic Foster Agency that Excludes Same-Sex Couples

    June 21, 2021

    The Supreme Court, In a 9-0 ruling, sided with a Catholic foster agency against the city of Philadelphia over whether the agency should be banned from participating in the city's foster program because it excludes same-sex couples, citing the the First Amendment and that the agency only wished to be allowed to continue serving in a manner consistent with its religious beliefs.

  • Goldberg: The ACLU's Inside Battle over Free Speech

    June 21, 2021

    Bernard Goldberg writing in The Hill describes the recent progressive evolution of the 101 year old American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), whose mission has been to defend free speech for all, but recently has made the move to only defend those whose cause is sufficiently woke.

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