Civitas Review

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    The ACLU's Selective "Free Speech" Crusade

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , , ,

    As reported in today's N&O, the ACLU has filed a lawsuit challenging the recently-approved "Choose Life" license plate in North Carolina. A federal lawsuit filed Thursday seeks to void a new law establishing a "Choose Life" license plate in North Carolina, saying it violates the First Amendment. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit […]

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    Today's Rally: Astroturf?

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Jason Sutton | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

    The Tea Party has been accused of being astroturf – a term used to describe protests that are little more than conjured up passion by some organized interest group.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said that the Tea Party and its opposition to the landmark health care legislation at town hall events last year was […]

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    HB1403: Collecting DNA Upon Arrest Legislative Update

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Public Safety By Jason Sutton | Tagged , , , , , , ,

    The House Judiciary I Committee met today to debate HB1403 entitled “Collect DNA Sample on Arrest.”  Last week, Civitas posted an article on its website outlining the philosophical debate within the conservative movement surrounding the bill.  Today, the debate continued as interests from both sides were given time to address the committee. Privacy advocates from […]

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    Standing Up For Perverts

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Jeff Mixon | Tagged , , ,

    The Associated Press has a story today about an effort by convicted child molesters to sue the state of North Carolina to allow them to go to church. At least, that's the way the article is framed.  What a shame, a person is being denied his right to freely worship!  Call the ACLU! (Don't worry, […]

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