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  • **FILE** Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store  in Lakewood, Colo., on March 10, 2014. Colorado's Civil Rights Commission in March upheld a judge's ruling that Phillips cannot refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, despite Phillips' cited religious opposition to same sex marriage. The panel says doing so violates state laws prohibiting businesses from discriminating against gay people. (Associated Press)

    Christian baker bucks order for gay weddings: 'I'm not going to make cakes' for them

    A Colorado baker with long-held Christian beliefs who was just ordered by the state's Civil Rights Commission to abide by a judge's order and make cakes for same-sex partners said no — that's not going to happen.

  • Illustration: Black Panther justice by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: Black Ops on Black Panther case

    The Justice Department still hasn't explained its decision to drop most of its voter-intimidation case against violent Black Panthers 18 months ago. If the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights finally adopts its report on the controversy, the great lengths Justice officials have taken to avoid scrutiny will be exposed.

  • **FILE** Rep. Frank R. Wolf

    GOP lawmaker acts to shield whistleblower

    A Republican lawmaker has sternly warned Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. not to take any action against a high-ranking Justice Department official who told the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that the government's dismissal of a civil complaint against the New Black Panther Party was a "travesty of justice."

  • Justice's Panther pursuer to testify on case

    The Justice Department section chief who recommended going forward on a civil complaint against members of the New Black Panther Party, and then was removed from his post and transferred, will testify on the case Friday.

  • **FILE** Members of New Black Panther Party carrying nightsticks stand outside a Philadelphia polling place. (

    MURDOCK: Team Obama turns blind eye to voter intimidation

    Voters at a precinct on Philadelphia's Fairmont Street witnessed unusual sights and sounds on Election Day Nov. 4, 2008. Two members of the New Black Panther Party, King Samir Shabazz and Jerry Jackson, stood within 15 feet of this polling station dressed in military-style black jackets, black berets and black combat boots. King Samir Shabazz wielded a 2-foot-long night stick.

  • Illustration: Undergrads by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    ALLEN: Big man shortage on campus

    It's well-known that there's a severe gender imbalance in undergraduate college populations: About 57 percent of undergrads these days are female and just 43 percent male, the culmination of a trend in which significantly fewer young men than young women either graduate from high school or enroll in college.

  • Justice rebuffs Panthers subpoena

    The Justice Department refused Tuesday to turn over most of the information and documents sought by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights explaining why a civil complaint was dismissed against members of the New Black Panther Party who disrupted a Philadelphia polling place in the November 2008 elections.

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