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Legal Studies

Holder Will Not Be Missed

holderAs many of you have heard, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has announced his resignation. This is a much-welcomed development for those of us at Concerned Women for America (CWA) who have been calling for his resignation for many months now. He will not be missed.

He will be remembered, for certain. The damage he has done to the country through the Department of Justice will take years to undo. He will be remembered as partisan, petty, divisive, and radically ideological. He did not care for justice for all, but only for those he preferred. He was not an impartial officer, but a promoter of leftist ideology that has been disastrous, especially for those in the minority communities he was so interested in helping.

He helped raise the bitterness, malcontent, and rancor of these communities, while demonizing conservatives and Christians in every way he could. As evidenced by President Obama’s press conference announcing his retirement, Holder is most proud of his civil rights work, but the reality is that race relations are worse, not better, because of his service.
It would be hard for President Obama to do worse with his next nominee, although we cannot put it past him. Let us pray for the president as he makes this important decision in the days to come.

ObamaCare Tax Credit Challenge Back to Court

openhonestObamaCare (Halbig v. Burwell) will now go back for a re-hearing before the full D.C. Circuit. If you remember, a divided three-judge panel ruled that the law meant what it said when it authorized exchanges established by the states and did not authorize the federal government to do so. Therefore, the states that declined to set up these exchanges could not rely on a federal government exchange. Arguments are scheduled for December 17, according to the order.

However, it is important to remember that the D.C. Court of Appeals is the court that President Obama packed with his people after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) broke Senate rules to enact the so-called “nuclear option.” This is just one of the many results we have seen from this abuse of power.

Some Republicans have tried to make Democrats “pay” for violating Senate rules, but it is fairly clear now that the price has been well worth it for Democrats. This should serve as a reminder that when and if a change in leadership in the Senate happens, the new precedent (established by Democrats) must remain. As they say, “What's good for the goose is good for the gander.”

Standing Up for God's Model for Marriage

biblicalmarriageConcerned Women for America (CWA) has submitted an amicus brief in support of God’s model for marriage in Baskin v. Bogan, a Seventh Circuit case challenging Indiana’s definition of marriage as the union between one man and one woman. Click here to read our brief focusing on the incredible political power of the homosexual lobby. A recent CDC report found 1.6 percent of the population identifies as homosexual, yet think about all they have accomplished. It is truly amazing, yet believe it or not, they still go to court arguing they lack the political power to advocate for their cause and, therefore, should be considered a “suspect class,” requiring any laws affecting them to be reviewed under the highest standard of review.

Pro-Life, Pro-Abortion Faces

Behold the faces of the pro-life and pro-abortion movement. You decide which side you want to be associated with. Here is the report from ABC6/FOX28 via LifeNews:

On "Missing" IRS Emails

On “Missing” IRS Emails Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) is one of our favorites at the Legal Blurb Blog (LBB) and here is why:

At a time when a biased media seems disinterested in the truth, opting to advance a political agenda, we need more representatives like this to remain focused on the task at hand. The IRS scandal represents the worst in government and we should all be united in denouncing it and making sure it never happens again. Ever.

CWA Continues to Fight for Religious Liberty

cwarsbriefThis week Concerned Women for America (CWA) submitted its latest religious freedom brief in an important case against ObamaCare’s assault on conscience rights, Reaching Souls v. Sebelius. Reaching Souls International, a nonprofit ministry preaching and caring for orphans in Africa, India and Cuba; Truett-McConnell College, a Baptist college, and GuideStone Financial Resource, the benefits arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, brought this class-action lawsuit challenging what is known as the HHS or contraception mandate imposed as part of ObamaCare. They groups are well-represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty together with the national law firm Locke Lord LLP. CWA’s brief presents a unique voice that is often unrepresented and/or misrepresented in the courts: that of conservative women. As you know, the government claims to be acting “on behalf of women,” by applying this mandate, but nothing is further from the truth.

The government’s flimsy dismissal of the substantial burden it places on religious organizations in this case is not only unpersuasive but insulting to the thousands of religious women we represent. If the accommodation at issue in this case is immaterial, why has the government spent so much time and resources to impose it on religious groups? … Women are not a monolithic group of people placing similar values in all areas of life, including faith or reproductive rights. But they should all be treated equally and with respect and dignity. The government distorts the facts when it argues that it is acting on behalf of “women” by imposing this Mandate. Amicus urges this Court to reject any urgency to simplify the values of women by taking the singular view of a few and imposing it by force of law on all.

Click here for the entire brief in .pdf format.

Recent Posts

Marriage is not on trial, but America is10/14/2014

Cultural norms may change, but the divine principle of matrimony will not Click here to read this article as featured on the Washington Times.  READ MORE

[LBB] ObamaCare Tax Credit Challenge Back to Court9/4/2014

Will Obama win at the court he packed? Read more at the Legal Blurb Blog on CWA’s Legal Studies page.  READ MORE

The Dark World of Abortion Part IV: Abortion is Big Business9/2/2014

This the final part of our series on the Esquire article “The Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker.” Here is Part I: “More Oversight Needed,” Part II: “Special Treatment” and Part III,“Don’t Think; Just Conceal.” I agree with writer John H. Richardson that Dr. Willie Parker is an abortion “minister,” more than a doctor. He […]  READ MORE

[AUDIO] Exposing The Dark World of Abortion8/14/2014

He is preforming abortions “in the name of Jesus Christ.” A recent Esquire article details Dr. Willie Parker as he travels around the nation not just providing abortions, but encouraging them. Listen as CWA Legal Counsel Mario Diaz, Esq., discusses his latest articles, “The Dark World of Abortion,” a four-part response to Parker’s actions.  READ MORE

The Dark World of Abortion Part III: Don’t Think; Just Conceal8/13/2014

One very revealing theme stands out above others on John H. Richardson’s pro-abortion look at the abortion industry: the abortionist’s major focus on the suppression of conscience. Most of the examples highlighted go to this one effort. It is somewhat ironic, given the left’s mantra of “choice” and “empowering women.” They know how to talk […]  READ MORE

The Dark World of Abortion, Part II: Special Treatment8/9/2014

It is hard to believe; however, even in a post-Gosnell world, abortion zealots stand against any and all restrictions on abortion, no matter how sensible. That’s how we know they really don’t care about women. They care about the right to abortion above all. They vehemently oppose even the most reasonable restrictions. Remember when they […]  READ MORE

The Dark World of Abortion, Part I: More Oversight Needed8/7/2014

The recent Esquire article, “The Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker,” is troubling in many parts, horrendous in others, and heartbreaking throughout. There is so much to highlight within its disturbing narrative that it is impossible to discuss everything in just one piece, so this will be the first in a series of exclusive posts […]  READ MORE

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