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"Catholic Midwives Must Supervise Abortions, Supreme Court Decides"

That’s the title of this report, though I would welcome more information from readers who may have it. The Supreme Court is that of the United Kingdom, and the case involves the issue of accommodation for objection to performing abortions on the basis of religious conscience. 262 more words

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The Proctor: A Legal Note from David Copperfield

The more substantial novels of Charles Dickens represent a regrettably sizable hole in my reading, one which with time I hope to plug up. I’ve started with  543 more words

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What is an Advertisement Without "Moral" or "Political Content"?

In respect of Mark’s post below on the endorsement test and the NYC subway, our friend, frequent reader, and sometime guest here at the Forum, Professor Perry Dane, rightly notes that the MTA’s disclaimer policy purports to include only those advertisements with “religious,” “moral,” or “political content.” In response, Mark makes the factual observation that he has not seen similar disclaimers on other advertisements with such distinctively “moral” or “political content.” 138 more words

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Allitt on Europe and Cultural Difference

In reading this old review in the University Bookman by the historian Patrick Allitt of a rather grim book by Thomas Molnar, I came across the following lines about European unity (circa the late 1990s) and the relationship of aspirations to unity and the realities of historical and cultural difference. 255 more words

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Dawson, "The Gods of Revolution"

This is a new edition of a work by the brilliant historian, Christopher Dawson, first published in 1972. The book (Dawson’s last monograph, a short work published posthumously with an introduction by Arnold Toynbee) is… 428 more words

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Lumen Christi Conference: "The Vocation of a Christian Law Professor," January 2, 2015

I’m pleased to announce the annual conference co-sponsored by the Lumen Christi Institute and the Law Professors’ Christian Fellowship this year is titled, “The Vocation of a Christian Law Professor.” The conference speakers are Professor Barbara Armacost of the University of Virginia School of Law and Dean Robert Vischer of the University of St. 33 more words

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Fried, "The Middle Ages" (Lewis trans.)

Out this month from Harvard University Press is a new English translation of the eminent German medievalist Johannes Fried’s monumental work, The Middle Ages. The publisher’s description follows. 248 more words

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