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Facebook Blocks Foreign Ads Ahead of Ireland’s Abortion Referendum

“Where is the evidence that our electoral integrity has been compromised?” Uí Bhriain continued. “Was it because the polls are tightening? Was it because it looks like this referendum – which is absolutely supported by the media establishment and political establishment – is going to be rejected by the people?”

Liam Neeson attends the Jameson Empire Awards 2015 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on March 29, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Liam Neeson Stumps for Legalizing Abortion in Ireland

Irish actor and abortion advocate Liam Neeson has published an open letter in the Irish Independent urging citizens to overturn Ireland’s constitutional amendment that recognizes the right to life of unborn children.

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Irish Bishop: ‘We Are the Unborn Baby’s Last Line of Defense’

The Irish Catholic Bishops seem to have found their voice—and their nerve—in the lead-up to a national referendum that could repeal the constitutional amendment recognizing the rights of the unborn. In a well-financed campaign, abortion supporters have set their sights

Death Penalty Texas

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Texas Illegal Alien Death Penalty Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear another death row case from the Texas County that ranks number one in the nation for sending defendants to the death chamber. The Honduran national urges he should have been given resources to develop his claim of mental illness and drug addiction and prosecutors should not have considered his status as an illegal alien.

SCOTUS

Texas Defends Mental Standards in SCOTUS Death Penalty Case

Another Texas death penalty case was argued at the United States Supreme Court this week. The two questions presented was whether executing someone 35 years after the imposition of a death sentence, and allegedly using outdated medical standards to determine intellectual disability, is cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the U.S. Constitution. The Eighth Amendment prohibits executing those who are intellectually disabled.

Alan Dershowitz

Dershowitz: Criminals Have More Rights than Law-Abiding Citizens

Speaking on the surveillance of Muslims, leading liberal constitutional professor Alan Dershowitz declared, “Criminals should have more rights than law-abiding citizens.” The professor’s statement is wrong, and it misses the more relevant point regarding the war on Islamic terrorism.

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Supreme Court Faces Big Cases as 2015 Term Begins

WASHINGTON—Obamacare, religious liberty, Iran, and racial preferences are four of the major issues the justices will confront during the Supreme Court’s annual Term, which begins Monday, Oct. 5. The High Court will decide between 70 and 80 cases over the