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Biden Admin Told Refugee Organizations To Prepare For Arrival Of Up To 50,000 Afghans Without Visas

The Biden administration told refugee organizations to prepare for the arrival of up to 50,000 Afghans without visas, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Nine State Department-contracted nonprofits that resettle refugees in the U.S. are trying to recruit more staff and volunteers to help process arriving Afghans, according to the WSJ. Some of the…Read More

Texas heartbeat ban takes effect, breaks barrier

A Texas law that prohibits abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected became effective Wednesday (Sept. 1) in a barrier-breaking development hailed by pro-life advocates and decried by abortion-rights defenders. The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to block enforcement of the measure in response to a last-ditch request by abortion-rights organizations meant the law became…Read More

Julius Jones’ attorneys push back on Oklahoma AG’s request for execution date

Attorneys for a prominent death row inmate are pushing back on the Oklahoma attorney general’s request that an execution date be set for Oct. 28. Julius Jones’ legal team filed a motion Friday asking the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to disregard the request from Attorney General John O’Connor, who asked this week that execution dates…Read More

Investigation by Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board recommends Julius Jones not be executed

An investigator for the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole board wrote in her report under “Investigator recommendation” that death prisoner Julius Jones be granted life in prison, either with or without the possibility of parole. Jones, 41, has spent two decades on death row for the 1999 killing of Edmond businessman Paul Howell. Jones has maintained…Read More

Federal judge says Oklahoma death penalty suit can proceed

A federal judge in Oklahoma City ruled Wednesday a lawsuit challenging the state’s lethal injection protocols can proceed to trial, making it likely Oklahoma’s de facto moratorium on executions will extend into a seventh year. U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot agreed in his order to consider at trial whether Oklahoma’s current three-drug protocol risks subjecting…Read More

Catholic Lawsuit Ties “Public School Monopoly” to “Bigoted” Blaine Amendment

The Wall Street Journal editorial board drew attention to a Catholic federal lawsuit targeting South Carolina’s Blaine Amendment, and made the case that the exclusion of private Catholic schools from education funding is part of a longstanding legacy of bigotry. “Blaine Amendments are a relic of 19th-century prejudice, and meant to deny public funding for…Read More

Massachusetts mayor challenges local pro-abortion Catholic politicians

A Massachusetts mayor called out pro-abortion Catholic politicians last Thursday at a pro-life rally in Quincy. In his speech at a June 17 “Night 4 Life” rally in Quincy, Massachusetts, the city’s mayor Thomas Koch asked, “Where are the consciences today of our elected politicians – particularly the Catholic and Christian ones?” the New Boston…Read More