LAW & PUBLIC POLICY
“The Strange Bedfellows of the Anti-Contraception Alliance; Evangelicals and Catholics didn’t always share the same views on contraception and abortion. A look at how their alliance came to be and how it’s shaping crucial legal battles.” By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux. American Prospect. March 17, 2014.
“Bill on anonymous political donations faces a test in state Senate; The legislation, which would require greater disclosure about individuals who fund groups, can pass only if at least one Republican supports it.” By Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason. Los Angeles Times. March 17, 2014.
“Senator Looney proposes changes to Connecticut’s PILOT program.” By Mary E. O’Leary. New Haven Register. March 18, 2014.
“PILOT Pitchers Vow To Keep Up Pressure.” New Haven Independent. March 18, 2014.
“Harp Picks Looney’s PILOT Proposal Over Sharkey’s.” By Christine Stuart. New Haven Independent. March 19, 2014.
“Salvation Army Settles Lawsuit on Religious Discrimination.” By Sharon Otterman. New York Times. March 19, 2014.
“A Special Prosecutor for the IRS; Despite her denials, it’s now plain that Lois Lerner was deeply involved in targeting conservative nonprofit groups.” By Jim Jordan. Wall Street Journal. March 20, 2014.
“Justice Department rejects Ted Cruz’s IRS probe request.” By Katie Glueck. Politico.com. March 20, 2014.
“Eric Holder declines Ted Cruz’s request for special prosecutor in IRS case.” Washington Post. March 21, 2014.
“Supreme Court faces wave of free-speech cases from conservatives; Once embraced by liberals, 1st Amendment arguments are now being applied to contest campaign contribution limits, union dues and no-protest zones at abortion clinics.” By David G. Savage. Los Angeles Times. March 20, 2014.
“In Healthcare Suit Against Catholic Bishops, the Specter of an Early Defeat; The ACLU’s case against the U.S. Bishops Conference – heralded by some as a bold legal stroke – could be thwarted on procedural grounds.” By Nina Martin. ProPublica,org. March 20, 2014.
“Oklahoma Billionaire Takes Health-Law Challenge to Supreme Court; Hobby Lobby’s founder objects to the health law, but the government says for-profit companies aren’t entitled to religious-freedom protections.” By Janet Adamy. Wall Street Journal. March 22, 2014.
“Crying Wolf on Religious Liberty.” Editorial. New York Times. March 23, 2014.