April 23, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Scott Ballenger: The Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Stevens is remarkably narrow. The Court did not say that depictions of extreme animal cruelty are protected by the First Amendment. The Court's majority held only that the present federal depictions law was facially o... ...[read more]
April 22, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Matthew Liebman: The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed an amicus brief in defense of 18 U.S.C. Section 48, so we are obviously disappointed by the Court's opinion in United States v. Stevens. Nevertheless, we are heartened by Justice Alito's dissent and the way in which the majority ch... ...[read more]
April 21, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Jeffrey S. Kerr: Crush fetish videos, which this law was enacted in 1999 to prohibit, are made for a niche market of individuals who derive sexual satisfaction from watching animals being tortured and slowly killed. The intent of the Founding Fathers in drafting the Bill of Rights was to red... ...[read more]
April 21, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Agnieszka Bienczyk-Missala: On 10 April 2010 one of the most tragic events in Polish post-war history happened. Polish president Lech Kaczy„ski died in a plane crash on his way to Smolensk in Russia for a Katyn commemoration ceremony. 70 years ago at this place the Soviet Union... ...[read more]
April 20, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Leili Kashani: On April 14, 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder appeared at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer a range of questions about the Department of Justice. While CCR was glad to see that Holder has not ruled out trying the alleged 9/11 plotters in New York and i... ...[read more]
April 19, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Thomas Moran: In order to better appreciate the recently published Guide to Understanding Basic Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) Procedures concerning Sexual Abuse Allegations, some background information might prove helpful. The Apostolic Constitution Pastor bonus... ...[read more]
April 18, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Bob Donnorummo: On April 10, JURIST reported the crash of the Polish presidential jet killing President Lech Kaczynski, two deputy speakers and 12 members of parliament, two senators, three deputy ministers, National Bank President, all the chiefs of the various branches of the military, hig... ...[read more]
April 16, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Elizabeth Zitrin: The United States of America, proud of its commitment to fairness and justice, is being left behind on one of the most important international human rights issues of our age. We are way behind the curve. Surpassed in human rights by, most recently, Togo and Burundi. The U... ...[read more]
April 14, 2010
by Andrew Wood
J. Michael Ritty: Any sexual abuse of a minor by a cleric is a terrible crime both in canon law and in secular law. At the same time, the presence of a charge of sexually abusing a minor does not mean that an accused cleric loses the right to due process or the right to be considered innocen... ...[read more]
April 12, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Piotr Maciej Kaczy„ski: On the tragic morning of the Black Saturday, 10 April 2010, the President of Poland Lech Kaczy„ski travelling with his wife Maria and 94 other persons were killed in a plane crash near Smolensk, Russia. They were going to Katy„, a p... ...[read more]

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