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There's no question the First Amendment should not apply when it comes to enforcing Shariah, Islamic law. It is threatening the world under the cover of religion. We are a nation of laws - and abusing women and honor killings are against civilized laws.
A federal judge in Birmingham is poised to hear arguments from the Obama administration and others Wednesday over whether a new Alabama immigration law constitutes an unfair assault on civil liberties or is a long-overdue effort to protect American jobs and borders.
Lawyers for the federal government and for a coalition of civil rights groups asked a federal judge Wednesday to block a new Alabama law cracking down on illegal immigration, arguing that it abridges basic rights, such as freedom of speech and freedom to travel.
The man with the power to grant pardons in Arkansas says he doesn't plan to issue them in the "West Memphis Three" case unless evidence shows someone else was to blame for the murders of three Cub Scouts nearly two decades ago.
A national drive against citing "foreign" laws in U.S. courts — one that critics say is a veiled attack on Islamic Shariah law — has reached the state with the nation's largest concentration of Muslims.
To the modern Democratic National Committee, the mainstream media and other "progressive" outfits such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the words "patriot" and "patriotism" have become synonymous with "right-wing extremism."
Rush-hour protests prompted the closure of four San Francisco subway stations and sent hundreds of commuters into the sidewalks and streets Monday, but there was no repeat of the wireless service shutdowns that angered protesters last week.
The idea to cut wireless communications to quell a brewing protest _ a tactic that has put San Francisco's subway system in the middle of a global free speech debate _ first came to the agency's chief spokesman in the middle of the night.
The head of the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency is defending the system's move to cut wireless service to thwart a planned protest last week. But he says the tactic likely won't be used again.