Blog Archives for April 2010

Supreme Court Embraces Congressional Scheme to Maintain Cross Inside Federal Park

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Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
April 29, 2010

A 5-4 conservative majority blessed a legislative scheme to maintain an eight-foot Christian cross in a federal park.

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Council for Secular Humanism Celebrates Another Court Victory in Florida

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
April 29, 2010

The Florida Supreme Court could hear the Council's case challenging government funding of sectarian social service providers.

Physicist Stephen Hawking Warns of Hostile Space Invaders

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Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
April 26, 2010

Stephen Hawking says that humans should avoid, rather than seek extraterrestrial intelligence.

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Supreme Court Splits in Argument over Religious Group’s Violation of Non-Discrimination Policy

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Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
April 19, 2010

The Court is split on whether a religious student group has a right to public funds while excluding gays, non-Christians

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Federal Court Rules National Day of Prayer Unconstitutional

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Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
April 15, 2010

US District Judge Judge Barbara B. Crabb ruled that the "National Day of Prayer" violates the Establishment Clause.

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Dawkins, Hitchens Call for Arrest and Trial of Pope Benedict

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Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
April 13, 2010

Lawyers for Dawkins and Hitchens are exploring the possibility of prosecuting the Pope for crimes against humanity.

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Vatican Compares Criticism of Church’s Handling of Child Rape to Persecution of Jews

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
April 02, 2010

In Good Friday remarks, a senior priest compared the uproar over sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church to anti-Semitism.

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