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Wisconsin Right to Work law upheld

7/12/17 On 9/26/16, U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller upheld the Wisconsin Right to Work law that a Dane county judge overturned in April. ref

On 5/24/17, the Wausau state appeals court in Wausau halted Dane County judge William Foust's ruling overturning the law in April. ref

On 7/12/17, A three judge 7th Circuit panel upheld the Wisconsin Right to Work law. ref

TAGS: unions, wisconsin
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U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Jack Phillips case
6/27/17 On Monday, 6/26/17, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case against Jack Phillip's of Masterpiece Cakeshop for refusing to make a cake to honor a same sex wedding.  ref, ref2, ref3, ref4

See also: hot cases 3

Oregon Court of Appeals hears Appeal by Kleins
3/3/17 Yesterday, 3/2/17, the three judge panel from the Oregon Court of Appeals heard the appeal of the $135,000 fine proposed by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and, later, upheld by then Oregon Labor Commissioner, Brad Avakian back on 4/24/15 ref, ref2, ref3.

If needed, the next level of appeals would be the Oregon Supreme Court.  A ruling will likely be released later this year.

It is assumed that this case will make it, along with many others, to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The signif . . . [more]

Washington state Supreme Court rules against Barronelle Stutzman
2/17/17 Washington state Supreme Court on 2/16/17, rules against florist, Barronelle Stutzman, who declined to make flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding and says she must pay for the court costs up to this time. It was determined by the court that Barronelle Stutzman engaged in sexual discrimination.

As applied in this case, the Washington Law Against Discrimination does not compel speech or association. And assuming that it substantially burdens Stutzmanís religious free exercise, the Washing . . . [more]

University pays $25,000 to student expelled for religious beliefs
1/31/17 Missouri State University pays Andrew Cash $25,000 in a settlement in December 2016 on the condition that he not apply FOR admission or work at Missouri State University and the university would not admit guilt.

Andrew Cash was kicked out of the Master's Counseling program after he said he would not counsel homosexual couples regarding their marriage and would instead refer them to another counselor.

Emily Brooker was paid $27,000 when she sued the university in 2006 when she received a l . . . [more]

Washington State Supreme Court hears Arlene's Flowers case
11/15/16 The Washington State Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding Robert Ingersoll and curt Freed V. Arlene's Flowers, Inc., Et Al. case ref (link has video of hearing.  approx. 1 hour.) see also hot cases 3

The arguments centered around whether Barronelle Stutzman was compelled against her will to express speech that she does not agree with such as supporting same sex marriage or whether she was engaging in discrimination against a protected class.

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Wisconsin Right to Work law upheld
7/12/17 On 9/26/16, U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller upheld the Wisconsin Right to Work law that a Dane county judge overturned in April. ref

On 5/24/17, the Wausau state appeals court in Wausau halted Dane County judge William Foust's ruling overturning the law in April. ref

On 7/12/17, A three judge 7th Circuit panel upheld the Wisconsin Right to Work law. ref

Judge in Gosnell case sues to have Gosnell movie stopped
6/27/17 Judge Jeffrey Minehart on or before Friday, 6/23/17, sues to stop movie from being released claiming it portrays his as a villain. ref

Gosnell Movie Updates

Iowa Wind energy usage in 2016
1/3/17 Iowa energy usage from wind went up to 35.76% as of July 2016 ref.  This is up from 31.27% in 2015.

2016 - 35.76%
2015 - 31.27%
2014 - 28.53%
2013 - 27.40%
2012 - 25.00%
2011 - 19.00%

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Kentucky judge rules printers may turn down business
12/16/16 Kentucky State Judge James Ishmael ruled today, 4/27/15, that Blaine Adamson, the owner of a Christian print business, was within his rights to refuse an order that violated the convictions of the owner(s) of Hands On Originals.  This policy was stated on the owner's website. ref

It is their constitutional right to hold dearly and to not be compelled to be part of an advocacy message opposed to their sincerely held Christian beliefs,

-Kentucky State Judge James Ishmael
Hands On Originals . . . [more]

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