Archive for: March, 2022

Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Barring Male Students from Girls’ Sports

Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt signed legislation that bans transgender athletes from participation in girls’ high school or college sports on Wednesday. The Save Women’s Sports Act passed the Oklahoma House by a 79-18 vote last week, and was subsequently approved by the state Senate. “This bill…to us in Oklahoma is just common sense,” Stitt, a…Read More

“Op-Ed: Don’t Say Catholic”

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review whether the Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction violated the First Amendment when he withheld transportation benefits from an independent Catholic school unless it agreed not to call itself “Catholic.” Who was the state superintendent who violated state law at…Read More

What to know about an Oklahoma bill that aims to protect data privacy

For the second year in a row, the Oklahoma House gave final approval to bipartisan legislation that aims to prevent technology and telecommunications companies from sharing Oklahomans’ digital data without their consent. Rep. Collin Walke, the author of the Computer Data Privacy Act of 2022, touts the measure as the first in the nation to…Read More

Data Show a Durable Decline in Abortions Performed in Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission recently released abortion data showing that there were 2,251 abortions performed in the state in October 2021. With these statistics, we now know that the Texas Heartbeat Act — which took effect on September 1, 2021 — has significantly reduced the number of abortions performed in Texas. Data…Read More

Supreme Court rules death row inmates can receive prayer and touch during execution

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Texas must allow a death row inmate to have a pastor pray over him and touch him as the prisoner is lethally injected, setting a broader precedent for religious rights of incarcerated individuals. The high court ruled 8-1 in the decision , determining that the state of Texas’s arguments…Read More