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Senate Confirms Noel Francisco as Solicitor General

Senators on Tuesday confirmed Noel Francisco as solicitor general of the United States—the nation’s top lawyer before the U.S. Supreme Court—ending weeks of delays and obstruction, just days before the Trump administration will begin arguing a host of major cases before the justices. The vote was shockingly narrow with a tally of 50-47.

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Penny Nance: Trump Set to End Ridiculous War Against Nuns

God bless President Donald J. Trump. As reported by several news outlets, the Trump Administration is set to finally put an end to part of the repugnant ObamaCare contraception mandate which sought to force the Little Sisters of the Poor (LSP) to violate their religious convictions.

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Leaked Draft of HHS Rule Would Protect Religious Groups from Contraception Mandate

A leaked draft copy of a rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), if implemented by the Trump administration, would ensure employers who object to providing contraception, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization procedures through health insurance plans are able to maintain the freedom to follow their beliefs.

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Denver Archbishop Tells Catholics: Vote Pro-Life

In the most powerful election statement by any Catholic prelate to date, Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila has told Catholics that life issues—and especially opposition to abortion—must take absolute precedence in deciding whom to vote for in November’s elections.

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Abortion Poll: Trump-Pence Mainstream, Clinton-Kaine Extreme

Although Hillary Clinton and the beleaguered Democratic National Committee (DNC) are attempting to paint Donald Trump and Mike Pence as out of step with the country on abortion, recent polling shows that a majority of Americans actually agree with Trump-Pence on this hot-button issue, while Clinton is pushing an abortion agenda that almost 80 percent of Americans oppose.

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Supreme Court Punts on Little Sisters’ Obamacare Case Until After 2016 Election

The Supreme Court in Zubik v. Burwell (the official name for the various “Little Sisters of the Poor” cases) punted the latest Supreme Court fight over Obamacare to 2017 or beyond — but did so in a fashion that conservatives can be happy about for now, teeing up yet another issue that will be decided one way or the other by 2016’s presidential election.

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Highest Military Court to Rule on Religious Liberty

Former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement and First Liberty Institute argued Wednesday before the military’s highest court on behalf of Monifa Sterling, who was court-martialed in part for posting Bible verses in her personal workspace.

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Issue of Religious Liberty Reaches Supreme Court Once Again

A diverse group of people and organizations representing a wide array of religious beliefs will argue their case before the Supreme Court Wednesday that the government has no role in instructing them about the tenets of their faiths.

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Little Sisters of the Poor Say They’ll Have ‘Nun’ of Abortion, HHS Mandate

The Little Sisters of the Poor marched Friday in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., standing up to abortion and the assault on religious liberty their community has experienced at the hands of the Obama administration’s HHS mandate, which requires they provide contraception and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees through health insurance plans.

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New Law Forces Mother Teresa’s Order Out of Adoption Services in India

The group of religious sisters founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta is shutting down its thirty orphanages in India as a protest, rather than comply with new state regulations requiring that they place children with single parents. It’s a religious liberty case eerily familiar to Americans.

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Pope Francis: America Was ‘Born on Bedrock of Religion and Morality’

Pope Francis says that he had wanted to remind U.S. leaders “that the greatest wealth of the country and its people are its spiritual and ethical heritage,” built on the founding principle “that all men are created equal by God and endowed with inalienable rights such as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

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Federal Court Rules Little Sisters of the Poor Must Fund Contraception, Abortion

In what some are decrying as another blow to religious freedom in America, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Little Sisters of the Poor must comply with the HHS mandate that requires their health insurance carriers to subsidize contraceptive and some abortion services for employees or face onerous fines from the IRS.

The California State Senate will vote on a bill that would mandate all University of California and California State University campus health centers to stock drugs for medication abortion.

Obama Administration Defies Supreme Court, Issues Final Contraceptive Mandate Rule

Last week, the Supreme Court ordered the Obama administration not to enforce the contraceptive mandate against Catholic organizations from Pennsylvania, making this case the government’s sixth loss in a row at the Supreme Court. Currently, four petitions are before the Supreme Court asking for final resolution of the issue by June 2016.