A legal expert said the 11 state attorneys general who accused the Obama administration of breaking the law by making changes to the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," without getting them approved by Congress, could win in court.
"The illegal actions by this administration must stop," wrote West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Ten other attorneys general – all Republicans, like Morrisey, and including Texas Attorney General and Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Abbott – signed the letter. Hans A. von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, told The Christian Post that this is not just a political stunt, but could actually result in a successful suit against the administration.
"If a court determines the agencies have acted in an arbitrary, capricious manner, the judges can overturn whatever rules they have issued," von Spakovsky told CP in an interview on Friday. The state officials present a strong claim, with two separate arguments, the legal expert explained. more >>
Contrary to several reports posted online at various news sources, the major online retail website Amazon.com did not pull a book critical of the gay rights movement.
Recently, the Amazon page for Maybe He's Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality by Linda Harvey was removed from the commercial website.
Speculation abounds that a lawsuit regarding the constitutionality of a Texas high school's "Bible Banners" may go all the way to the state supreme court.
Cheerleaders at Kountze High School are awaiting a decision expected soon from the Ninth Judicial District regarding an appeal to an earlier decision upholding the constitutionality of their usage of Bible banners at high school football games.
A charity founded by the heirs of the major retail chain Walmart stand by their organization's support for a lobbying group that advocates for private school vouchers.
The Walton Family Foundation stands by its support for the Alliance for School Choice, an organization that lobbies for the advancement of alternatives to public school education.
Marc Sternberg, director of the foundation's systemic K-12 education reform focus area, told The Christian Post about the "motivation to invest in school choice." more >>
The year 2013 is quickly drawing to a close, but there is still plenty of time to do some good, and at the same time, maybe even help lighten your tax burden for the upcoming filing season. Here are 10 ways you can help provide essential resources to those in need in the U.S. and around the world.
World Vision Clothing and shelter, access to education, and even soccer balls are just some of the items donors can choose to provide for economically challenged children living in countries like Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Ghana. A donation of $100 provides a family with a goat and two chickens — or healthy milk, cheese and yogurt and fresh eggs. Learn more: www.worldvision.org
charity: water Working to provide clean and safe drinking water "to every person on the planet," charity: water has managed to fund nearly 9,500 water projects in 20 countries. One hundred percent of donations goes directly toward a water project. Charity: water's online store, with merchandise ranging from playing cards and T-shirts to campaign posters and Pure Fix Cycles, is also an option since a percentage of every purchase supports the nonprofit. Learn more: www.charitywater.org more >>
Thousands of Catholics gathered in the capital of Spain to celebrate an open-air mass as the Western European nation's government has promised a stricter abortion law.
Led by Archbishop Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, throngs of Catholics came to Madrid for the worship service. The mass was held on the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph day on the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar.
In his remarks before those gathered at the Plaza de Colon square, Varela stated that families in Spain face a public concept of life as mere "transience." more >>