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    The Trump campaign on Friday announced the addition of Taylor Marshall, a traditionalist Catholic provocateur, to the advisory board of its coalition focused on grabbing the Catholic vote. "This is our battle for the unborn, the exploited, the trafficked, and for the protection of our Churches," Marshall said in a tweet announcing his new...
    (Bloomberg Opinion) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released a report on human rights last week. Written by a commission he appointed, it affirms that all people have unalienable rights that governments are obligated to respect, and that these rights are protected in both the U.S. Constitution and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights....
    Jim Loscalzo/CNP/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Last July, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched an advisory panel to help the US practice “a moral foreign policy … grounded in [a] conception of human rights.” Crucially, its mission, Pompeo explained, would include reining in a dangerous proliferation of “new”...
    (CNN)The Supreme Court threw out two job bias lawsuits brought by teachers against their religious employers, reaffirming that religious institutions and schools have a First Amendment right to select their employees. The justices clarified the class of employees who are barred from suing their religious employers, in a case examining when a religious institution is...
    For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters. The rise of the Christian right wasn’t originally driven by opposition to abortion. It was about state funding of private, Christian, white-only schools. Nearly a half century later, they finally won a measure of victory: The Supreme Court struck down a...
    Here is a pop quiz on the Constitution. What is the first freedom protected by the Bill of Rights? If you guessed speech or press, then you are close. The first protected freedom is religion. The two religion clauses in the First Amendment keep the government out of our pockets for religious purposes and out...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s decision shielding LGBT people from employment discrimination dealt a blow to religious conservatives — and was penned by a justice they lauded after his nomination by President Donald Trump. The court ruled 6-3 on Monday that prohibitions against sex-based job discrimination established in the Civil Rights Act of 1964...
    In the cascade of bad news that has marked 2020, it’s almost impossible to believe that something good could happen, and yet here we are: On Monday morning, the Supreme Court ruled that gay and trans workers are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits firing someone on the basis of sex. The...