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Shock at Waco-like Showdown Ripples Across the West

UPDATE: Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins 'Range War' With Feds. A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters. From ABC News ...

Mississippi legislature approves religious freedom bill

Supporters of Mississippi's Religious Freedom Restoration Act say its aim is to protect believers, not to discriminate against gays. The bill, after two re-draftings, passed both houses by large margins Tuesday. In the House, the vote was 79-43 and i ...

Missouri senator stands firm for religious freedom

JEFFERSON CITY --Republican lawmakers in several states have backed away from efforts to allow businesses and individuals to refuse service to gay people on religious grounds after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed such a measure last week. But Missouri ...

Appeals court makes shameful decision on American flag

High school officials in Morgan Hill had reason to fear ethnic violence, and therefore did not violate freedom of speech when they refused to let students wear American flags on their shirts on Cinco de Mayo, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. S ...

AZ Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes religious freedom bill

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a religious freedom bill Wednesday under threat of a national boycott by foes of the measure who said it would promote discrimination against gays. "I sincerely believe Senate Bill 1062 has potential to create more prob ...

Gay rights activists in uproar over AZ 'religious freedom' bill

TUCSON -- Say a gay couple in Phoenix walks into a bakery to order their wedding cake. The baker refuses to take their order because of his deeply held religious beliefs. Under a measure that passed the Arizona Legislature this week, the baker would ...

Tea Party impeachment protesters sue town over sign ordinance

[caption id="attachment_26557" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Two tea party protesters have sued the town of Campbell in federal court challenging an ordinance that prohibits signs on a pedestrian bridge across Interstate 90. T ...

Is flashing headlights to warn of a speed trap protected by the First Amendment?

ST. LOUIS - The American Civil Liberties Union is hoping that a federal judge's ruling Monday that temporarily barred Ellisville from punishing drivers for using their headlights to warn others of speed traps will itself serve as a warning to other c ...

California gun owners warily eye rifle, shotgun database requirement

Neither Matt Dittmer nor the people he shoots with are happy about a new law that will preserve information about their gun purchases in a California state database. But he is resigned to it. "I don't like it, but I'm living in a state where I don't ...

Executive authority questions raised

President Obama turned to prosecutorial discretion yet again Thursday as he tried an end run around Congress, claiming unilateral authority to let companies continue to offer health care plans under Obamacare even if those plans violate his namesake ...


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