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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Court: Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Religious Liberty
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 PM :: 3426 Views :: Family, First Amendment
Last week, the Supreme Court of New Mexico ruled that the First Amendment does not protect a Christian photographer’s ability to decline to take pictures of a same-sex commitment ceremony....
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
OHA Chair Colette Machado Joins Rally Against Gay Marriage Special Session
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 PM :: 6845 Views :: Family, First Amendment, OHA
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Friday, August 23, 2013
Hawaii Catholic Archdiocese Backs Health Care Conscience Rights Act
By News Release @ 4:07 PM :: 2717 Views :: First Amendment

Members of Congress should be urged to co-sponsor the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (H.R. 940, S. 1204)....

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Martin Luther King Jr Recommends Gay Conversion Therapy
By Andrew Walden @ 11:53 PM :: 8953 Views :: Family, First Amendment

...this is the only recorded comment by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr on homosexuality....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Lawsuit Challenges Honolulu 'Stored Property' Seizure from Private Property
By Robert Thomas @ 11:41 PM :: 4842 Views :: First Amendment, Homelessness, Judiciary
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
What do the Supreme Court marriage decisions mean for churches?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:21 PM :: 3454 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Here are some short key points regarding the impact of the decisions....

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Thursday, July 18, 2013
Civility, Bullying and Same-Sex Marriage
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:54 PM :: 3282 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Fourteen months ago, President Barack Obama was a bigot. Now he is simply wrong. That's what you have to believe to agree with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's majority opinion ....

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Friday, July 05, 2013
UH Manoa: False Harassment Claim Can Lead to Eviction
By Selected News Articles @ 11:10 PM :: 4743 Views :: First Amendment, Higher Education, Law Enforcement
...students falsely accused could see their lives upended and possibly destroyed....
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Tuesday, July 02, 2013
HI First Amendment lawyer: ‘It is a terrible time to be a journalist’
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:00 PM :: 2696 Views :: First Amendment

“It is a terrible time to be a journalist,” ...  Portnoy was referring to the Obama administration’s secret subpoenas for journalists’ phone and Internet records, as well as the US DoJ secret investigation into Associated Press and Fox News reporters....

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Do Traditional Marriage Supporters Deserve to Be Treated with Dignity?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:00 PM :: 3447 Views :: Family, First Amendment

Justice Anthony Kennedy argued last week that the only reason Congress had for passing the Defense of Marriage Act was to “disparage,” “injure,” “degrade,” “demean,” and “humiliate” others....

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Friday, June 28, 2013
Obama: Churches Will not be Required to Conduct Gay Marriages
By News Release @ 11:33 PM :: 3542 Views :: Family, First Amendment

How religious institutions define and consecrate marriage has always been up to those institutions. Nothing about this decision – which applies only to civil marriages – changes that....

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Friday, June 28, 2013
Religious Liberty: Federal Court Blocks Abortion Mandate
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 3652 Views :: Family, First Amendment

a federal court has ordered the government not to enforce the HHS abortion-drug mandate....

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Friday, June 21, 2013
Maui County Sued over Sign-Waving Regs
By News Release @ 2:27 PM :: 2630 Views :: First Amendment

...the suit, against the County of Maui seeks immediate changes to County laws that prohibit people from displaying signs on sidewalks and along roadways....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Full Text: Hawaii Democrats' Lawsuit Demanding Closed Primary
By Robert Thomas @ 4:03 AM :: 4962 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Office of Elections

Here are the Complaint and the Motion for Partial Summary Judgment and Preliminary Injunction, filed yesterday....

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Monday, June 17, 2013
Republicans: Our Primary Will Remain 'Open' as Hawaii Democratic Party Sues for Closed Primary
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 7637 Views :: Democratic Party, First Amendment, Office of Elections, Republican Party

to ensure Democrats are elected at the primary stage by ONLY their fellow Democrats....

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Saturday, June 08, 2013
Pulpit Freedom Sunday: Hawaii Pastors Join Nationwide Challenge to IRS
By News Release @ 12:11 PM :: 4202 Views :: First Amendment, Religion, Taxes

Nearly 1,100 pastors nationwide registered to speak out on marriage as part of annual Alliance Defending Freedom event....

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Friday, June 07, 2013
Governor Signs Bill Establishing 'Civil Liberties and the Constitution Day'
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 2593 Views :: First Amendment
Abercrombie today signed a bill establishing Jan. 30 each year as “Civil Liberties and the Constitution Day.”
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Friday, May 31, 2013
Q&A on Scandals and Eric Holder
By News Release @ 1:40 PM :: 4705 Views :: National News, Ethics, First Amendment
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Hawaii TEA Party Groups Sue IRS
By News Release @ 5:34 PM :: 4657 Views :: First Amendment, TEA Party
...six counts arguing the federal government violated the Constitution, federal law, and even its own rules and regulations....
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Friday, May 24, 2013
Hawaii Scout Leaders Endorse Vote Opening Scouts to All Children, Excluding Adult Homosexuals
By News Release @ 5:58 AM :: 3661 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment

Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA), released a statement following the national vote ...

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Maui TEA Party Leaders to Testify Before Congress
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 4255 Views :: First Amendment, TEA Party

...they are scheduled Wednesday in the Senate Committee and Thursday in the House Committee....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Consequences for Bad Government Behavior? Sen. Sam Slom to Address Maui TEA Party
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 3938 Views :: First Amendment, TEA Party

...Thursday, June 13th 6PM at Kalama Heights Senior Center, 101 Kanani Rd, in Kihei....

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Saturday, May 18, 2013
'Hating Breitbart' Now Showing in Honolulu
By News Release @ 2:11 PM :: 2878 Views :: First Amendment
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
IRS to Maui TEA Party: "Provide details of your relationship with Dylan Nonaka"
By Andrew Walden @ 4:08 AM :: 5957 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes, TEA Party
Among the questions sent from the National IRS office in Cincinnati was this item referencing Dylan Nonaka....
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Hawaii Scores 'C' on Attack Ad Transparency
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 3739 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment
Lax state rules provide cover for sponsors of attack ads ....
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Atheists Attack HGEA, UPW Contract: Demand Unions Give Up Paid Holiday
By Andrew Walden @ 2:58 PM :: 3970 Views :: First Amendment, Labor
sponsored by gay ‘marriage’ activist, convicted thief Michael ‘Bitchbear’ Golujuch, Jr....
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Gay Marriage Activists Given IRS Files of Opponents
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 PM :: 4107 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Taxes

...the IRS leaked National Organization for Marriage's confidential financial documents to the rival Human Rights Campaign. Those NOM documents were published on the Huffington Post on March 30, 2012....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Morning Bell: The IRS Wants to Know If You’re a “Patriot”
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:11 PM :: 4488 Views :: National News, First Amendment, Taxes

Heritage sounded the alarm on the Obama Administration’s hit list nearly a year ago....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
ProPublica: IRS Office Gave Us Confidential Docs From Conservative Groups
By Selected News Articles @ 2:03 PM :: 4010 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes
The same IRS office that deliberately targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election released nine pending confidential applications of conservative groups to ProPublica late last year....
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Friday, May 10, 2013
IRS Admits Targeting TEA Party Groups—Maui TEA Party Among Victims
By Selected News Articles @ 3:07 PM :: 4790 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes, TEA Party
Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS unit that oversees tax-exempt groups, said organizations that included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their applications for tax-exempt status were singled out for additional reviews....
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Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Video: Slom, Kato, Morita Discuss Shield Law
By Video @ 3:40 PM :: 2804 Views :: First Amendment

Senator Sam Slom talks about the Journalism Shield Law and bill in the latest edition of “A Better Day”. Guests include Gerald Kato of the University of Hawaii School of Communication and Stirling Morita, President of the Society of Professional Journalists ....

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Thursday, May 02, 2013
Shield Law: Nine Senators Stand up to Clayton Hee
By Selected News Articles @ 9:24 AM :: 3069 Views :: First Amendment

It will die a victim of Hee’s visceral disdain for the media and the failure of political will in the state Senate....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Rep. Cynthia Thielen inspires floor amendment extending existing shield law
By News Release @ 6:46 PM :: 2839 Views :: First Amendment

...a floor amendment to House Bill 622 extending Hawaii’s existing shield law for two years....

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Saturday, April 27, 2013
(No) Shield Law Passes Conference – Will Limit Our News Sources
By News Release @ 11:55 AM :: 2735 Views :: First Amendment

The “Shield Law” bill passed out of Conference Committee yesterday (HB 622)....

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Monday, April 22, 2013
Act 27: Abercrombie Orders Doctors, Hospitals to Provide Abortion Pills
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 4832 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care

...provisions that require any hospital in Hawaii to provide information about, offer and, if accepted or requested, dispense emergency contraception....

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Saturday, April 20, 2013
Without Shield Law, Reporters Would be Dragged into Civil Suits they Cover
By News Release @ 1:53 PM :: 2315 Views :: First Amendment

... civil litigation involving Enron’s collapse, the Catholic Church’s priest abuse scandals, Bridgestone/Firestone’s allegedly defective tires, tobacco company liability and almost any product liability lawsuit ....

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Friday, April 19, 2013
Portnoy vs Hee on Shield Law
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 4146 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment
Clearly there is some personal animosity between the two ....
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Atheists Push to Exclude Church Preschools from Early Learning
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 7:10 PM :: 4622 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

...A wonderful opportunity to build private-public partnerships is quickly becoming a veiled blow to religious freedom in Hawaii.  Very shortly, it seems, some of our preschools and kindergartens may have to choose between funding and the practice of faith.... 

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Saturday, March 09, 2013
Hawaii Legislative Watch: People vs. Government
By Rachelle Chang @ 3:41 PM :: 6107 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Second Amendment, Small Business

...10 issues, large and small, in which government is intruding more into our lives and our businesses....

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Forced Participation in Abortion: Nine Legislators Take a Stand for Religious Freedom
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 9:01 PM :: 5167 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Health Care

Both bills state in the preamble that the emergency contraceptive "is not an abortion pill" and "is not an abortifacient." That seemingly simple, and untrue statement, nullifies any protection that a federal conscience exemption might have provided....

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Monday, March 04, 2013
HB411 Forces Hospitals, Doctors to Hand Out Abortion Pill
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 10:30 PM :: 3918 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care

The hearing was full of people who are against religious freedom.  One individual even stated that if Christians have a problem with it, they shouldn’t work in an emergency room....

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Holy Paparazzi! Molokai Mocks Steven Tyler Act, Sen English
By Video @ 3:01 PM :: 5023 Views :: Maui County, First Amendment

Uncle Sam and Kanoho have a talk about Sen. Kalani English, his busy schedule and his latest pet cause — the Steven Tyler Act....

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Monday, February 11, 2013
NYT Editorial: Steven Tyler Act 'Boneheaded'
By Selected News Articles @ 10:17 PM :: 3568 Views :: First Amendment

“...is likely to have a chilling effect on legitimate reporters. And it would be very unlikely to pass a court test of the First Amendment. Please trash this trashy bill.”

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Monday, February 11, 2013
The First Amendment Is a Sweet Emotion
By Selected News Articles @ 12:29 PM :: 3686 Views :: First Amendment

The bill, named after – indeed, written by – the Aerosmith frontman, could punish anyone who takes a photograph of a celebrity in public. That includes a tourist who takes out her iPhone to snap a pic of an aging rocker, or perhaps the Obama family....

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Thursday, February 07, 2013
SB465 “Tramples on First Amendment”
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 3471 Views :: First Amendment

...creation of a civil cause of action for “constructive invasion of privacy” is overly broad and vague and imposes greater civil penalties upon otherwise protected forms of speech and expression....

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Friday, February 01, 2013
Celebrity Incentive To Move To Hawaii: We'll Give You An "Inoffensive" Space
By Robert Thomas @ 6:56 PM :: 3680 Views :: First Amendment

"The preamble to the bill specifically mentions celebrities but nothing is said about limiting the act to celebrities and paparazzi."

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Monday, January 21, 2013
Star-Advertiser Buys Kauai Garden Isle Newspaper
By News Release @ 8:21 PM :: 6701 Views :: Kauai County, First Amendment

Under the agreement, The Garden Island, with a total average circulation of 9,509 daily and 8,413 on Sundays, will continue to be published Monday through Friday and Sunday.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013
Slom: Thank God Senate Will Again Have Daily Prayer
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:01 PM :: 5094 Views :: First Amendment, Hawaii State Government, Religion

Thank God, this body will once again have daily prayer, because if ever there was a time elected officials should call on a higher authority for guidance, it is now.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013
Obama's Religious Freedom Proclamation
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:32 PM :: 4600 Views :: National News, First Amendment, Religion

As we observe Religious Freedom Day, let us remember the legacy of faith and independence we have inherited, and let us honor it by forever upholding our right to exercise our beliefs free from prejudice or persecution.” -- President Barack Obama

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Sunday, September 23, 2012
UK Censors Images of Rusting Hawaii Windfarm
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 PM :: 6573 Views :: Energy, First Amendment

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