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Category Archives: The Court and the Cross

Great Article about Beacon Press in the Boston Globe

The Boston Globe published a glowing article about Beacon Press, which is celebrating its 161st anniversary this year. The press, under the leadership of director Helene Atwan, recently moved from its historic offices behind the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill to a former factory at 24 Farnsworth Street near the city’s Fan Pier. I…

The Court and the Cross: The Religious Right’s Crusade to Reshape the Supreme Court

An investigation into the Religious Right, judicial nominees, and future decisions on evolution, prayer in schools, abortion, and more Blending the effective use of grassroots campaigns, aggressive lobbying, and a well-tended career path for conservative law students and attorneys, the Religious Right has already succeeded in influencing major court decisions on a range of critical…

The Serpentine Wall: Religion and Free Speech in and around the Public Schools [Lecture]

2010-09-10 The Serpentine Wall from Frederick Lane A lecture on religious freedom, separation of church and state, and public schools presented at the Arizona School Boards Association Law Conference on September 10, 2010. This lecture is appropriate for school boards, district staff and teachers, and parents. It also can be adapted for students at various…

Palin Pick for VP Makes McCain Panderer-in-Chief [Press Release]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Info: Frederick Lane Burlington, VT 802-318-4604 fslane3@gmail.com www.FrederickLane.com BURLINGTON, VT — Senator John McCain’s selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin makes it clear that when it comes to critical social and political issues — including U.S. Supreme Court appointments, federal science policy, public education, and birth control — a McCain/Palin White…

Romney: “Ich bin ein Kennedy” [x-post]

[Note: This post was originally published on the Beacon Broadside on December 10, 2007.] Last week, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney traveled to College Station, Texas, to deliver a major address on faith to an audience at the George H.W. Bush presidential library. Given the fact that the speech was so clearly an attempt to…