| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:15 AM
As usual, the latest dust up over the Obama administration's decision to require church-affiliated employers to offer health-care insurance that covers contraceptives at no charge has generated more heat than light ("Obama's 'accommodation' wins support...
| Feb 14, 2012
"Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?" -- Thomas Jefferson
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people...
| Feb 19, 2012
A country as large, diverse and modern as ours depends on an elaborate system of laws to run efficiently and fairly. The number of laws grows as the nation gets bigger and the economy more complex. Consider, as a crude measure of growth, the size of the...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Heads up employers - firing or not hiring a woman for being pregnant is illegal. Sounds obvious especially considering there are 2 laws about it, but it appears it’s still happening.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says women in the...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Big news for Ronald Kratz, II, the guy who was fired from his warehouse job in Sealy for being too fat. Well, this week the big guy got paid!
Back in 2009, BAE Systems decided Ron's weight, 680-pounds, made him too big to do his job. He was over 400...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 6:09 AM
HARBOR SPRINGS — Harbor Springs Public Schools may see a rocky start to its school year: the school district confirms that a lawsuit has been filed against it.
Former principal Karey Scholten has filed a lawsuit against the school district and...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 6:41 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A Muslim woman who worked as a hostess at a Disneyland restaurant is suing Disney, claiming the company wouldn't let her appear in front of guests while wearing her headscarf.
It's a dispute that's been going on for about two years,...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 12:24 PM
SOUTH BEND — Marva Leonard-Dent said that she’s resigning today after nearly 10 years as director of the South Bend Housing Authority.
It comes as the agency’s board continues to look for answers to a series of allegations about the...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:15 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal agency is suing trucking company Celadon (SELL'-uh-don), alleging that it illegally forced job applicants to take medical examinations and didn't hire those it perceived as being disabled.
The U.S. Equal Employment...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 1:26 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana teacher who says she was fired from a Roman Catholic school for using in vitro fertilization to try to get pregnant is suing in a case that could set up a legal showdown over reproductive and religious rights.
| Dec 12, 2012
| 6:30 AM
HARBOR SPRINGS — The Harbor Springs Public School District has filed its response to a lawsuit brought against it by former principal Karey Scholten, and the district denies allegations that Scholten worked in a hostile environment and was...